India is home to 953 billionaires and a family business tycoon who shaped the Indian economy and the society that is an image of inequality in many ways. However, top corporate leaders have always gained attention from people who want to know more about them, their families, their money, apart from their companies, from the Tatas to the Birlas and the Ambanis.
More often than not, Indians turn to Google, the World Wide Web’s largest source of information.
Google’s 2019 Year of Search results shows Indians with their top business tycoon leaders list for the year aspirational quality.
Here is the list of top searched Business Tycoons on Google-
- Ratan Tata– Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian industrialist, businessman, philanthropist, and Tata Sons ‘ former chairman who serves as his emeritus chairman. He has served as Tata Group Chairman from 1990 to 2014, and again as Interim Chairman from October 2016 to February 2017, and continues to lead his charitable trusts.
- Azim Premji- Azim Hashim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Limited, is an Indian business tycoon, businessman, scientist, and philanthropist. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. He was responsible for leading Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth to eventually emerge as one of the world’s software industry leaders. Asiaweek voted him as one of the world’s 20 most powerful men in 2010. TIME Magazine listed him twice, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011, among the 100 most influential people.
- Lakshmi Mittal- Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is a U.K.-based Indian steel magnate. He is ArcelorMittal’s president and CEO, the world’s largest steel producer. Mittal owns 38 percent of ArcelorMittal and has an 11 percent stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C. In 2005, the Sunday Times named him’ Business Person of 2006,’ the Financial Times named him’ Man of the Year’ and Time magazine named him’ World Newsmaker of the Year 2006.’ In 2007, Time magazine included him in its list of’ Time 100′.
- Cyrus S. Poonawalla- The net worth of Poonawalla is Rs 73,000 crore and is ranked 7th in India as the richest person and 170th in the world. Cyrus S. Poonawalla (born 1941) is an Indian businessman, chairman of the Poonawalla Group, which includes the Indian biotech company Serum Institute of India, which produces pediatric vaccines.
- Anand Mahindra- Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, a business conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai. The group operates in the fields of aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automobiles, parts, construction equipment, security, power, farm equipment, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure and hospitality, logistics, real estate, and retail. Anand Mahindra is the Grandson of Jagdish Mahindra who is the founder of Mahindra & Mahindra.
- Shiv Nadar- Shiv Nadar is an industrialist and philanthropist Indian billionaire. He is the founder and president of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and over the next three decades he transformed the IT hardware company into an IT company by constantly reinventing the focus of his company. Through the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Nadar, nicknamed by friends as Magus (Old Persian for “wizard”), has focused his efforts since the mid-1990s on developing India’s education system.
- Gautam Adani- Gautam Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, a global Ahmedabad-based company engaged in port construction and operations in India. In 1988, he founded The Adani Group and diversified his business into, among others, capital, logistics, energy, agriculture, defense, and aerospace. As of October 2019, his net worth is estimated at about $15.7 billion, according to Forbes.
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a billionaire Indian businesswoman. She is the founder and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India, and the president of the Bangalore Indian Management Institute. For her excellent contributions to advancing science and chemistry, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal in 2014.
- Uday Kotak- Uday Kotak is an Indian billionaire banker and Kotak Mahindra Bank’s executive vice president and managing director. In the early 1980s, while India was still a closed economy and economic growth was dampened, Kotak decided to start alone, refusing a multinational’s lucrative job option. Over the next few years, he diversified his business into various areas of financial services, establishing a prominent presence in discounting bills, stockbroking, investment banking, car finance, life insurance, and m. Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. was the first company to receive a banking license in India’s corporate history on 22 March 2003.
- Radhakishan Damani- Since his supermarket chain, DMart’s March 2017 IPO, Veteran Mumbai businessman Radhakishan Damani became India’s retail king. Damani started retailing with one store in suburban Mumbai in 2002 and has since been unstoppable. Damani also owns shares in a variety of companies, from the VST tobacco company to the United Breweries beer manufacturer. His portfolio of properties includes Alibag’s 156-room Radisson Blu Resort, a popular beachfront getaway near Mumbai.