Shark Tank India created quite a stir with their first season in the country and amongst its people. People love the angst, new ideas of young entrepreneurs and all the great advice provided by the ‘Sharks’.
The first season was premiered on Sony Entertainment Television Channel on December 20, 2021. The show was produced by Studio NEXT. Apart from the splendid business models and innovative ideas, the main attraction of the show was the ‘Sharks’.
The ‘Sharks’ here are some of the most influential and prominent entrepreneurs of the country and they are the ones who have taken the charge of investing in the businesses. If the investors get impressed by the products and services, they naturally become a part of their business by investing in them. The show itself is possible because of the investors; they are the one who provides the funds that will take the business of the young entrepreneurs forward.
Now, don’t you want to know the investors that are providing a ladder to reach the top to all the young entrepreneurs who dreamt to conquer the business world with their exceptional ideas? Well, here we will talk about the ‘Sharks’ that have invested in the businesses of some exceptional business models of some young entrepreneurs in the show. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
1. Aman Gupta
Net Worth- $95 million
Aman Gupta is the co-founder and managing director of India’s biggest wearable brand boAt. The company has taken not only the country but the whole world in a storm with its affordable and good quality of audio ear wears.
Currently, the value of boAt is Rs 2,200 crore. It has captured the Indian electronic gadgets market brilliantly. He co-founded boAt in the year 2016 and has transformed the company into one of the biggest audio brands in just 6 years. He has invested in 23 companies in the Shark Tank. Aman Gupta received more than Rs 9 Lakh per episode.
2. Ashneer Grover
Net Worth- US$90 million
Ashneer Grover was the Managing Director and the Founder of BharatPe, an Indian fintech company that was founded in the year 2018. This UPI-based app became a Unicorn in the year 2021 and currently, the value of the company is over $2.5 billion.
BharatPe is an acquaintance of small scale businesses and provides them with their payment service. Grover’s BharatPe gives intense competition to other online payment apps like Mobikwik, PayTM, and PhonePe. Ashneer Grover got Rs 10 Lakh per episode.
Apart from BharatPe, he has also invested in companies like OTO Capital, The Whole Truth, IndiaGold, and Front Row. He has invested in over 22 companies in Shark Tank. Ashneer Grover announced his resignation from the company on 28 February 2022.
3. Namita Thapar
Net Worth- US$83 million
Namita Thapar is a businesswoman that is leading the pharmaceutical industry with Emcure Pharmaceuticals. It is a multinational pharma company founded in the year 1983 and Thapar is currently the CEO of the company. Namita Thapar has invested in over 15 companies in Shark Tank. Namita Thapar charged approximately 8 Lakh per episode.
4. Peyush Bansal
Net Worth- US$80 million
Peyush Bansal made his name by launching India’s biggest eyewear retail chain Lenskart. It was founded in the year 2010 and has been increasing the bar simultaneously. The current value of the company is over $2.5 billion. The glasses industry in India has revolutionized because of Lenskart and has been turning heads of the entire world. Bansal has invested in 16 companies during the Shark Tank reality show. Peyush Bansal got Rs 7 Lakh per episode.
5. Anupam Mittal
Net Worth- US$40 Million
Anupam Mittal is another popular shark in the business reality show. He is the founder and the CEO of Shaadi.com and is said to be one of the top angel investors in the country. Graduating from Boston College, Mittal founded Shaadi.com in the year 1997 as Sagaai.com and changed its name in 2001; it has over 30 million users as of now. Apart from this, he is also the founder of Makan.com. He has also invested in startups like OLA. In Shark Tank, Mittal has invested in 16 companies. Anupam Mittal received more than Rs 7 Lakh per episode.
6. Ghazal Alagh
Net Worth- US$17 million
Ghazal Alagh founded one of the most popular personal products brands Mamaearth in the year 2016. The brand specializes in chemical-free baby-care products and it now it is now manufacturing personal products for everyone. The value of the company is $1.07 billion as of now and has entered the Unicorn club in the year 2022. Ghazal Alagh got Rs 8 Lakh per episode.
7. Vineeta Singh
Net Worth- US$8 Million
Vineeta Singh is the entrepreneur who proves that following your dreams with courage is what you need. She is the CEO and the Co-Founder of Sugar Cosmetics, one of the largest Indian brands of cosmetics that are growing at an intense speed. She is an Alumni of IIT Madras, and IIM Ahmedabad, the amazing part is she rejected an INR 1 Cr job offer to follow her dream of running her own company.
Sugar was founded in the year 2012 and is a cruelty-free makeup brand that has captured the heart of the Indian audience. The current value of Sugar Cosmetics is $200 Million. Vineeta Singh has invested in 6 companies so far in Shark Tank India. Vineeta Singh charged Rs 5 lakh per episode.
Shark Tank created a huge buzz in the country and has become a very popular business reality show in India. Various entrepreneurs from different parts of the country came here to showcase their innovative business plans in front of the sharks in hope of getting investment for their companies. The Sharks provided investment to their preferred business ideas and gave them a chance to flourish with their ideas.
Who is the richest shark in Shark Tank India?
Aman Gupta is one of the richest sharks in India. He has a net worth of $95 million.
How much are sharks paid on Shark Tank India?
All the sharks on the sharks on the show are paid differently, each shark's charges are around Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
Do Shark Tank judges earn?
Yes, Shark tank judges are paid per episode. They are paid between Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs.