Top 10 Entrepreneurs in India-The Most Influential Giants

(Last Updated On: September 3, 2017)

Top 10 successful entrepreneurs in india- the inspiring giants

Top 10 Entrepreneurs in India-The Most Influential Giants

 

India, one of the largest and the most versatile democracies, with the increasing economy since decades, incubates the world’s toughest and the focussed personalities who are the top 10 entrepreneurs in India of all the times.

These top 10 entrepreneurs in India are the leading examples of how focus and optimism can make your way towards the success leaving all the obstacles behind.

 

1.Dhirubhai Ambani

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When it comes to Entrepreneurship, Dhirubhai Ambani’s name falls on the top of the list of the top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

The Reliance Industries that is the home to such a large population in India, was founded by him along with his cousin.

Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, known with the name of Dhirubhai Ambani has made to the top 50 businessmen in Asia in The Sunday Times.

He started his business by selling the traditional snacks and thereby moved in creating the Reliance Industries well taken care by his two sons Mukesh Ambani (worth of $18.6 billion) and Anil Ambani (worth of $5.1 billion).

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2.Ratan Naval Tata

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Besides being the former chairman of the Tata Sons, Ratan N Tata is an industrialist, investor, and philanthropist.

Apart from Tata Sons, he holds the position of Chairman for Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Teleservices.

He has been honored with Padma Vibhushan in 2008 besides being in the list of the top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

 

3.Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy

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When it comes to the names of the top 10 entrepreneurs in India, one cannot forget Narayana Murthy, commonly known as the Father of the Indian IT Industry, who showcases a perfect example of the fact that being an entrepreneur, the most important thing required is the passion, not the money.

He co-founded the IT giant, Infosys; currently having the market capitalization of $40 billion, with an initial investment of mere Rs10, 000.

He served as the CEO of the company from 1981 to 2002, subsequently serving as the chairman till 2011.

 

4.Azim Premji

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Referred to as India’s Bill Gates and informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry, Premji holds the worth of estimated $16.1 billion, making him the second richest person in India, thereby making him fall in the list of top 10 entrepreneurs in India, serving as the chairman of another IT giant, Wipro Industries.

He owns the 73% of Wipro and a private equity fund as well.

 

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5.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal

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The creator of the largest steel makers in the world, ArcelorMittal (MT), having a market capitalization of $16 billion, has his personal worth of nearly $17 billion making him one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

He dropped out from his father’s conventional business and chose his own path to follow his dreams and thus falls in the list of the top 10 Entrepreneurs in India.

 

6.Ghanshyam Das Birla

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Inherited from the Family business, he further diversified his skills to explore other areas of the entrepreneurial world. In 1918, he established Birla Jute Mills overcoming all the obstacles led by the British Government.

The whole Birla Group incubates various sectors and holds a net worth of $7 billion, making him one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in India. His multi sector conglomerate is being run by his sons after his death.

 

7.Dilip Shanghvi

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He, being one of the country’s richest person and one of the most influential persons, make it to the list of top 10 entrepreneurs in India, co-founded Sun Pharmaceuticals with Pradeep Ghosh with a mere investment of 10, 000 rupees.

He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2016. It is the world’s fifth largest generics maker, having the revenue of $4.1 billion. Shanghvi has a net worth of around $12.8 billion.

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8.Mukesh “Micky” Jagtiani

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He is an Indian business tycoon who has spent major of his lifetime outside the India. He dropped out from his college in London and started driving taxis before starting his first company.

Mukesh Jagtiani having a net worth of over $5 billion, made his first company grew into the space of retail and real estate, based out of Dubai that further expanded itself into e-commerce, bringing Amazon into the picture in India’s version.

With the establishment of Amazon, Mukesh made his name to the top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

 

9.Shiv Nadar

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The true inspiration and example of hard work showing off its colors is the founder of HCL Info systems, who founded this Giant with an investment of few bucks, selling microcomputers and calculators thereby making his name to the top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

Soon after its expansion in Singapore, HCL started generating over 1 million rupees in sales. He has a net worth of over $11 billion.

 

10.Ardeshir Godrej

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Ardeshir Godrej co-founded The Godrej Group with an initial investment of just 3000 rupees, making it a success with a net worth of over half a trillion rupees falls in the list of top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

The Godrej Group is a diversified conglomerate that has its reach into the consumer products, real estate, household appliances etc. He laid the foundation of a billion dollar Made in India Business Empire.

Thus these top 10 entrepreneurs of India are the most influential personalities of all times who all justifies to be in the list of top 10 entrepreneurs in India.

Aayushi Banotra
Aayushi Banotra is an experienced Content writer, blogger and an HR Consultant based out of Jammu & Kashmir. She is a philanthropist. She owns her own blog named "Oaktales" that is a motivational blog inspired by life and practicalities. She sings and writes her own music and is an emerging entrepreneur who is brushing up her skills to be part of this entrepreneurial world. She supports feminism, always uplifting women entrepreneurship and women empowerment. She has a love for travel, food, music, adventure, and art. She writes in all the niches. She aspires to be an artistic writer wherein she can serve the mankind through her experiences and her writings.