They started successful empires from almost nothing. These stories will surprise and inspire you. Here are some examples of successful entrepreneurs in India.
Dhirubhai Ambani (Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani)
He was born into a Modh family on 28th December 1932 at Chorwad, Gujarat. His father was a lecturer and he started his career as an entrepreneur by selling “bhajias” in Mount Girnar to pilgrims over the weekends. After his matriculation, he went to Aden, Yemen and worked as a gas station attendant. He later returned to India and set up his own textile trading company.
He owns India’s largest company in the private sector and he has created an equity cult in the Indian capital market. He was a business tycoon and founded Reliance industries in 1966 and the business now boasts a 85,000 plus strong workforce and provides 5% of the Central Government’s total tax revenue. He was named as the best Indian Entrepreneur by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He was given a title of “greatest creator of wealth” in India and sadly died on 6th July 2002. He still remains the epitome of wealth management in India.
Patricia Narayan is the Director of Sandheepa Chain of Restaurants in Chennai. She was the winner of FICCI in 2010. Her entry into the world of entrepreneurs was not at all planned, but life threw circumstances before her forcing her . She battled a troubled personal life and was forced to make a living for herself and two children. She was skilled and passionate about cooking and so started selling homemade products such as squash, pickles, and homemade jams. There were many takers of her products and her business venture experienced phenomenal growth. To date, there are 200 people working in her restaurants.
Virendra Mhaiskar is an Indian entrepreneur who joined IRB Group in 1990. He become a chairman of IRB Infrastructure in 2006. He created a whole new segment in the Indian Roads and Highways Construction Market. He has over 25 years of experience in construction and buildings sector. Today the company is the major company in road development and continues to grow from strength to strength. Virendra Mhaiskar is considered one of India’s wealthiest man.
There are a lot of other shining examples of the Indian Entrepreneurial spirit that you can find if you dig a little bit and look around. These breed of visionaries and hard workers has led the way in terms of wealth management in India. Rome wasn’t built in a day and the example that these success stories have set for India and the world have spawned forth thousands, if not millions of other businesses. Nowadays you can access professional help from private wealth management firms in your investment endeavors.