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Top Successful Entrepreneurs in India

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Entrepreneurship is not a new concept in India and it has had a very heartening history, there have been many greats in India who have made it big from a relatively humble beginning. These entrepreneurs have made wealth for themselves and have paved the way for many contemporary and upcoming entrepreneurs.

Top Successful Entrepreneurs in India

Here we acknowledge the achievements of some of the topmost names who have had more than successful entrepreneurship in India.

  1. Dhirubhai Ambani

From a humble beginning of selling snacks to pilgrims to a multi-billion-dollar industry, Reliance Industries. Dhirubhai Ambani’s vision has cemented this modern-day giant of a company. Listed on Fortune 500, Reliance Industries has a diversified industry presence including telecom, power generation, IT, etc.

  1. J R D Tata

One of the most respected business houses in the world, TATA Group of companies is in its current glory because of this man. He built his empire by initiating an Airline service for the 1st time in India, which is now known as AIR INDIA. After his successful venture, he went to own nearly 100 successful businesses varied across different industries in India.

  1. N R Narayana Murthy

Father of the Indian IT Sector, N R Narayana Murthy is one of the most respected names on the list. When he co-founded Infosys with a meager Rs. 10,000, who could have guessed that it would grow into one of the biggest IT names in the world. He led this multi-billion-dollar company to its current heights by officiating till the year 2011.

  1. Shiv Nadar

One of the top successful entrepreneurs in India, Shiv Nadar started the HCL Infosystems in 1976 with a very humble investment and by selling basic computer accessories. Now HCL has grown into an empire that expanded to the farthest corners of the world.

  1. Lakshmi Mittal

One of the largest steel companies in the world, ArcelorMittal was created by this man. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal had a humble beginning working for his father in his business which he later left to start a venture of his own and that name has now a market net worth of nearly $33 Billion.

  1. G D Birla

In early 1900, GD Birla started a textile mill. Ghanshyam Das Birla did not limit himself to just that industry and in just a few years had expanded his business in other industries as well, including Paper and Sugar mills which grew to even greater heights including many different sectors by the time he died in 1983.

  1. Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi’s dream vision was realized when Sun Pharmaceutical became the largest pharmaceutical company in the country. As a visionary, he always knew what he was getting into when he created Sun Pharma with a humble investment of Rs. 10,000 in 1982. Today his net worth is more than $ 12 Billion.

  1. Azim Premji

Wipro Industries would not have happened if Azim Premji did not initiate this dream. More often considered in the same category as Microsoft, Azim Premji is also known as the Czar of the Indian IT industry.

  1. Mukesh Jagtiani

A real estate giant, Mukesh Jagtiani has spent most of his life away from India. Based in Dubai Mukesh Jagtiani is best known for his venture – Landmark. Landmark has now a market cap of nearly $ 3.7 Billion.

  1. Ardeshir Godrej

Co-Founder of the Godrej Group Ardeshir Godrej and his brother came through ranks from a humble beginning of locksmithing. Found in the year 1897 Godrej companies have now diversified their business in different sectors including home security, home appliances, real-estate, etc.

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