India has always been a hub of successful entrepreneurs who have created companies that are making a significant impact on the Indian economy. These entrepreneurs have not only created jobs for thousands of people but have also brought innovation and change to various industries. In this article, we will discuss the top 7 most successful entrepreneurs in India and their companies.
Top 7 Successful Entrepreneurs of India
Nithin Kamath - Zerodha
Nithin Kamath is the founder of Zerodha, which is India's largest stock brokerage platform. Zerodha has revolutionized the Indian stock market industry by offering commission-free trading and innovative trading platforms. The company has grown rapidly and has over 3 million users. Kamath has been recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in India, and his company has won numerous awards.
Nithin started Zerodha in 2010 where he was joined by his brother Nikhil Kamath a little later. Nithin pursued his Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology but he began trading stocks when he was just 17. Nithin Kamath's current net worth is estimated to be about Rs.22,000 Crores.
Ashneer Grover - BharatPe
Ashneer Grover is the founder of BharatPe, a fintech company that provides payment solutions to small merchants. The company has grown rapidly and has become one of the top players in the Indian payment industry. BharatPe has raised over $400 million in funding and has over 6 million merchants on its platform.
Ashneer pursued his Engineering from IIT Delhi and then went on to do his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Post his Master's he worked as an investment banker in Kotak Investment Banking and American Express before starting his stint as the Chief Financial Officer at Grofers (now known as Blinkit) in 2015. Ashneer quit Grofers in 2017 and started BharatPe in 2018.
After a series of internal conflicts with the Board of Directors at BharatPe Ashneer quit the organization in March 2022 and started his newest venture Third Unicorn in 2023.
Ashneer's net worth is estimated to be about Rs.790 Crores and he is known for his straightforwardness, swanky lifestyle and entrepreneurial brilliance.
Aman Gupta - boAt Lifestyle
Aman Gupta is the co-founder of boAt Lifestyle, a consumer electronics company that specializes in audio products. boAt has become one of the top brands in India's audio industry and has grown rapidly in the past few years. The company has raised over $100 million in funding and has a wide range of products that cater to different customer segments.
Born in 1982, Aman Gupta completed his Bachelor's in Commerce from the University of Delhi and went on to study at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He then went on to work for Citi Bank and KPMG before starting boAt in 2015. His current net worth is estimated to be around Rs.700 Crores.
Anupam Mittal - People Group
Anupam Mittal is the founder of People Group, which is the parent company of Shaadi.com, one of India's largest matrimonial websites. Shaadi.com has become the go-to platform for people looking for a partner, and the company has over 35 million users. Mittal has been recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in India.
His net worth is estimated to be around Rs.185 Crore.
Peyush Bansal - Lenskart
Peyush Bansal is the founder of Lenskart, which is India's largest online eyewear retailer. Lenskart has disrupted the Indian eyewear industry by offering high-quality eyewear at affordable prices. The company has over 100 stores across India and has raised over $500 million in funding.
Peyush Bansal studied Electrical Engineering and obtained his Bachelor's from McGill University in Canada. Peyush founded Lenskart in 2010 and has a net worth of Rs. 600 Crores currently.
Vinita Singh - Vini Cosmetics
Vineeta Singh is a dynamic entrepreneur who co-founded Sugar Cosmetics, a fast-growing beauty brand in India. Before establishing Sugar Cosmetics in 2015, Vineeta Singh had an impressive career trajectory in the business world.
She pursued her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and later worked with management consulting firms and start-ups, gaining insights into different business models and market strategies. This experience enabled her to identify gaps in the Indian beauty market, especially the lack of a home-grown premium cosmetic brand catering to the specific needs and tastes of Indian women.
Vineeta Singh's current net worth is about Rs.300 Crore as per The Financial Express as on 10 April 2023.
Kunal Shah - CRED
Kunal Shah is the founder of CRED, a fintech company that rewards credit card users for paying their bills on time. CRED has become one of the top players in the Indian credit card industry and has raised over $300 million in funding. The company has over 6 million users.
Kunal Shah pursued his Bachelor's from Wilson College in Mumbai and then went on to do his MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai which he dropped out of. Kunal started Freecharge in 2010 which was acquired by Snapdeal for about $400 million. After a series of very successful angel investments in Indian Startups like Unacademy, Coinswitch, etc. Kunal started Cred in 2018.
Kunal Shah's current net worth is estimated to be about Rs.157 Crores.
These entrepreneurs have created companies that are not only successful but have also brought innovation and change to various industries in India. They have shown that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible, and they continue to inspire many aspiring entrepreneurs in India.