From Byju Raveendran, Vijay Shekhar Sharma to Nithin Kamath and Udaan co-founders – Here are the richest entrepreneurs of India

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Nithin Kamath and Byju RaveendranBI India/BCCL
  • According to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020, here are the billionaire entrepreneurs of India.
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Byju Raveendran lead the list of richest entrepreneurs in India with a massive increase in their wealth over the last year.
  • The Kamath brothers too secured their place on the list.
  • Udaan co-founders saw their wealth grow 274% in the last one year.
India is the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world and is also home to some of the most valuable startups in the world. So naturally, this also meant that the young Indian startup founders have seen their wealth rise over the years and have found their place amidst India’s richest.

According to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020, here are the billionaire entrepreneurs of India

Vijay Shekhar SharmaPaytm₹23,000 crore 44
Byju Raveendran & family Byju’s₹20,400 crore `52
Nithin Kamath & familyZerodha₹16,900 crore 64
Sanjeev BikhchandaniInfo Edge₹15,200 crore 74
Divyank₹14,000 crore78
Amod MalviyaUdaan₹13,100 crore 88
Sujeet KumarUdaan₹13,100 crore 88
Vaibhav Gupta Udaan₹13,100 crore 88
Radha Vembu Zoho₹12,000 crore 99

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s wealth has grown massively over the last five years, rising from 171st rank in 2016 to the 44th rank this year. In the last one year, his net wealth has grown by ₹2,600 crore.

A big gainer has been Byju Raveendran, co-founder, and CEO of BYJU’S – the world’s most valued edtech startup. Byju and his family saw their wealth grow by 115% – from ₹7,700 crore last year to ₹20,400 crore in this year’s list. This wealth increase comes at a time when BYJU’s doubled its revenue in FY20 to ₹2800 crore and has been growing massively with the shift to online learning.

Meanwhile, Nikhil Kamath and family have also seen a 156% increase in their wealth. “With a wealth of ₹16,900 crore, Nithin Kamath, 40, stormed into Top 100 in IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020 and Nikhil Kamath, 34, registered a wealth of ₹7,100 crore,” said the report. Their stockbroking platform accounts for 15% of the retail trade in the country, and Zerodha also recently turned into a unicorn, according to their own estimates. It is worthy to note that Zerodha hasn’t raised any external funding to date.

The surprise entrants in the list are Udaan co-founders Amod, Sujeet, and Vaibhav. Udaan has seen its business grow through the lockdown and is one of the most valued Indian startups with a valuation of $7.5 billion.


These are the top ten billionaires in India, according to Hurun Rich List 2020