List of 10 Youngest Self-made Billionaires in India

Abinaya Arangarajan Abinaya Arangarajan
Apr 4, 2022 8 min read
List of 10 Youngest Self-made Billionaires in India

Our India stands as the second-largest population in the world with a rapidly thriving economy over the past few decades. Before India's Independence, agriculture played a vital role in developing the economy.

Following the 21st century, we have witnessed numerous entrepreneurs arising in every corner of India with a motive to bring a prosperous future for Indians.

Conscientiously, India became the third-largest in terms of real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) after the United States of America and China. Because of this fact, our entrepreneurs are the sole reason for the success of the Indian Economy, which stated that over 58.5 million entrepreneurs are there in India, of which nearly 13% are women.

Without any background or experience, some self-made business people took the determination to create a miracle in burgeoning the economy and ultimately becoming the richest entrepreneur at a very young age.

Youngest Self-Made Richest Entrepreneurs in India

Nithin Kamath
Nikhil Kamath
Divyank Turakhia
Ankit Bhati
Bhavish Agarwal
Vijay Shekar Sharma
Binny Bansal
Sachin Bansal
Ritesh Agarwal
Deepinder Goyal

Nithin Kamath

Net Worth - $1.5 Billion
Founded - Zerodha
Education - Graduation in engineering

Nithin Kamath - Youngest Billionaire in India
Nithin Kamath - Youngest Billionaire in India

With an aim of breaking all barriers which are faced by investors and traders in India regarding cost, technology and support. Nithin Kamath, a Chartered Accountant (CA) took part in building a hassle-free online discount brokerage firm- Zerodha. He is the Founder as well as the CEO of Zerodha. He is mostly known for tweeting educational and informative content on social media.

Ultimately, the company became India's first discount brokerage firm, after it was founded in the year 2010. As of 2021, Zerodha is said to have over 5 million active clients. The net worth of Nithin Kamath is INR 14500 Crores.

Nikhil Kamath

Net Worth - $1.5 Billion
Founded - Zerodha
Education - School Dropout

Nikhil Kamath - Youngest Billionaire in India
Nikhil Kamath - Youngest Billionaire in India

Nikhil Kamath is the Co-founder of India’s biggest trading platform, Zerodha. Although he dropped out of his school at a young age, he hustled and secures a job in a call centre, when he was just 17. Nikhil Kamath, after getting into trading along with his brother founded Zerodha. When he got into stock markets, he decided to start trading.

Zerodha solves all the problems and barriers faced by traders and investors. The current net worth of Nikhil Kamath is INR 11100. Zerodha was founded by Nikhil Kamath and his brother in the year 2010. He is one of the richest self-made billionaires in India at the age of 40.

Divyank Turakhia

Net Worth - $1.76 Billion
Founded - Media.net
Education - Graduated from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics

Divyank Turakhia - self made billionaires in India
Divyank Turakhia - self made Billionaires in India

Divyank Turakhia being tech-savvy, began his career in coding at the age of 8 and mastered every aspect of computer programming. He was born on 29th January 1982 and did his schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir in Bandra and holds a degree in the field of Commerce and Economics from Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai. He founded media.net and later sold it to Chinese consortium for $900 million.

According to IIFA Wealth, He is the second richest self-made entrepreneur under 40, and his net worth is estimated to be 12,500 crores.

Ankit Bhati

Net Worth - $615 Million
Founded - Ola
Education - Β IIT Bombay

Ankit Bhati - Youngest billionaire in India
Ankit Bhati - Youngest billionaire in India

Ankit Bhati is the Co-founder and was the former CTO of one of India's most popular and used ridesharing Ola Cabs. Ola Cabs was founded in the year 2010. . Recently, Ankit Bhati has launched a new SaaS startup named Amnic. The net worth of Ankit Bhati is INR 1600 Crores. With the increasing demand for ridesharing systems, Ola Cabs are one of the two ridesharing companies that are dominating the Indian market.

Bhavish Agarwal

Net Worth - $990 Million
Founded - Ola
Education - IIT Bombay

Bhavish Agarwal - Youngest billionaire in India

In recent times, Ola resulted in a turning point in the development of the Indian economy, where people encountered comfortable rental transport at an affordable rate. Bhavish Aggarwal commenced their idea of innovating technology-based cab services in India and started Ola and became one of the richest entrepreneurs with a net worth of close to INR 7500 Crores.


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Vijay Shekar Sharma

Net Worth - $1.3 Billion
Founded - Paytm
Education - Bachelor of Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering

Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Youngest billionaire in India
Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Youngest billionaire in India

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is one of those Indian billionaire businessmen who achieved many things at such a young age. He is none other than the founder and chief executive officer of the financial technology firm, Paytm. He sold the website that he created while in college, named indiasite.net for $1 million.

He then started One97 Communications where they provided people with exam results, cricket scores, ringtones and jokes. In 2010 it became the parent organization of Paytm. In 2017, Forbes ranked him as India's youngest billionaire and in the same year, he was headlined in Time Magazine's World's 100 Most Influential People 2017 List.

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet subsidized $300 million in the business in 2018. And again in 2020, Forbes featured him as the 62nd richest person in India and his net worth is $2.3 billion.

Binny Bansal

Net Worth - $1.3 Billion
Founded - Flipkart
Education - Graduate from IIT Delhi

Binny Bansal - Self made Billionaires in India
Binny Bansal - Self-made Billionaires in India

Binny Bansal is the founder of the e-commerce platform named Flipkart. He co-founded Flipkart in 2007 and now he has become one of the biggest names in the Indian e-commerce industry. At first, Binny Bansal worked at Sarnoff Corporation, Binny Bansal completed his degree in computer engineering from IIT Delhi. He was the former CEO of Flipkart.

Flipkart was launched in 2007, at first it was more like a small book store, then it become an e-commerce platform. In 2018, Walmart acquired Flipkart. Today the valuation of Flipkart is around $37.8 billion.

Sachin Bansal

Net Worth - $1.3 Billion
Founded - Flipkart
Education - Graduate from IIT Delhi

Sachin Bansal - Self made Billionaires in India
Sachin Bansal - Self-made Billionaires in India

Sachin Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur who co-founded one of the most popular Indian e-commerce platforms Flipkart. Flipkart is an e-commerce company that is famous for selling consumer electronics, fashion, groceries and lifestyle-related products. Flipkart was acquired by Walmart in 2018. Sachin Bansal got his degree in Computer Engineering after attending IIT Delhi and founded Flipkart along with Binny Bansal. The net worth of Sachin Bansal is INR 8848 Cores.

Ritesh Agarwal

Net Worth - $1.1 Billion
Founded - Oyo Rooms
Education - College Dropout

Ritesh Agarwal - Youngest Billionaire in India
Ritesh Agarwal - Youngest Billionaire in India

This 27-year-old Ritesh Agarwal is one the youngest billionaire in 2021 in India. He is the Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms. He commenced OYO Rooms as a small lodging portal under budget.

In 2012, it was added to the accelerator program by Venture Nursery. In 2013, it won $100,000 in the Thiel Fellowship program and in 2013, he launched OYO Rooms. The company was a success and the stakes tripled when Agarwal purchased $2 billion worth shares in the company.

He is named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia and also is nominated for the Business World Young Entrepreneur Award. As per reports, Ritesh Agarwal's net worth is around $1.1 billion.


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Deepinder Goyal

Net Worth - $650 Million
Founded - Zomato
Education - Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Deepinder Goyal - Self made Billionaire in India
Deepinder Goyal - Self made Billionaire in India

Deepinder Goyal is the founder of Zomato, which delivers food from restaurants to every corner of the city. Foodiebay was the name of the firm when they initially started, that is in 2008 and later in 2010, they renamed the company Zomato when the company gained popularity among the people.

It also acquired Cibando, Gastronauci, Poland’s restaurant search assistance in 2014, and Seattle founded Urbanspoon, it turned out to be their massive gain. As per the report, Deepinder Goyal's current net worth is around Rs 2,200 crore.

Conclusion

Our entrepreneurs are the sole reason for the success of the Indian Economy. Many fresh talents are rising from the corners of the country and are giving a hand in creating a prosperous. As of 2021, there are many such successful entrepreneurs, here we have just mentioned a few.

FAQs

Who is the youngest self-made billionaire in India?

Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha is India's youngest billionaire at the age of 34.

Who is the youngest self made billionaire entrepreneur in the world?

Austin Russell founder of Luminar Technologies is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.

Who is India's youngest millionaire entrepreneur?

Sunil Butolia is India's youngest millionaire at the age of 18.

Who are self made entrepreneurs?

Self made entrepreneurs are the people who have started with a lack of money, education, or social status and have become both rich and successful through their own efforts. Β 

Who is the world's youngest billionaire?

The world's youngest billionaire is German heir Kevin David Lehmann, who is just 19.

How many Indian billionaires are there now?

Currently, there are 215+ Indian billionaires, with 58 new additions, as of March 2022.

Who are the top youngest billionaires in India?

The top 10 youngest billionaires in India are:

  • Nithin Kamath
  • Nikhil Kamath
  • Divyank Turakhia
  • Ankit Bhati
  • Bhavish Agarwal
  • Vijay Shekar Sharma
  • Binny Bansal
  • Sachin Bansal
  • Ritesh Agarwal
  • Deepinder Goyal

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