Business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw have made our country proud at the international level. These Indians with their hard work and determination have proved that nothing is impossible. From beating global brands to creating millions of jobs, they have shown that success is inevitable if you put your heart and soul into it. Here are some of the old pictures of these tycoons to show how dramatically they have changed over time.
Mukesh Ambani needs no introduction. From setting up successful businesses across various sectors, Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company. After inheriting the business from his late father, Mukesh Ambani has expanded the oil-refining and petrochemicals businesses into a retail, telecommunication, and e-commerce giant. In the throwback picture, Mukesh Ambani can be seen with his father late Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, and brother Anil Ambani.
1980s :: Mukesh And Anil With Father Dhirubhai Ambani pic.twitter.com/GqqhtKWpp5— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) June 17, 2022
With six publicly traded companies in India, including Adani Enterprises, Adani Green Energy, and Adani Power, Gautam Adani is the chairman of the Adani Group. He is the richest Asian (Net worth: $150 billion) as of 10 October 2022, and among the richest person in the world.
His wife, Priti Adani, shared Gautam Adani’s throwback picture on Twitter to wish him on his 60th birthday. She shared his picture with a beautiful caption: “More than 36 years back, I put aside my career and began a new journey with @gautam_adani. Today, when I look back, it is only with immense respect & pride for the person he is. On his 60th b’day, I pray for his good health and for him to realize all his dreams.”
More than 36 years back, I put aside my career and began a new journey with @gautam_adani. Today, when I look back, it is only with immense respect & pride for the person he is. On his 60th b’day, I pray for his good health and for him to realize all his dreams. pic.twitter.com/2uekSHO17m— Priti Adani (@AdaniPriti) June 24, 2022
Who doesn’t know Anand Mahindra? The chairman of Mahindra Group and an Indian billionaire who contributed massively to the nation progress. He has a fan following of 9.8 million people on Twitter. In November 2021, the Indian tycoon shared a throwback picture on Twitter when he was just 17 years old . He wrote, “Remembering the best weekends of my youth. In ‘72 -I was 17-a friend & I used to often hitchhike from ‘Bombay’ to ‘Poona’ taking rides on trucks,” he wrote. He further shared how these incidents build the foundation of his love for the open road. Here’s the tweet:
Remembering the best weekends of my youth. In ‘72 -I was 17-a friend & I used to often hitchhike from ‘Bombay’ to ‘Poona’ taking rides on trucks. That’s probably when I developed my love for the open road..The movie ‘Parichay’ had come out & we would sing “Musafir hoon Yaaron’😊 pic.twitter.com/VuTvMTyivd— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 13, 2021
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Another great Indian tycoon on the list is Kumar Mangalam Birla. A fourth-generation corporate leader, heads one of India’s largest global conglomerates, Aditya Birla Group as chairman. Kumar Mangalam took over the Aditya Birla Group in 1995. At that time, the company’s turnover was $2 billion and now, the company’s turnover has reached over $40 billion. Kumar Mangalam studied Chartered Accountancy at Mumbai University. And, later he acquired an MBA from the University of London, where he is now an Honorary Fellow.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India, and the former chairperson of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She is also famously known as a global thought leader for Biotechnology.
One of the most respected and loved Indian tycoons, Ratan Tata has won millions of hearts through his random acts of kindness and humility. After JRD Tata stepped down in 1991, Ratan Tata took over Tata Sons. The two didn’t share a blood relation but definitely shared the bond of love and respect. While sharing his old picture on social media, Ratan Tata wrote, “I was going to post this yesterday, but I was then told about “throwbacks” and how they occur on Thursdays. So here is a throwback from my days in LA, not long before I happily returned to India. #throwbackthursday”
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Azim Premji is not only known as the Czar of the Indian IT industry but is also known to be one of the most generous philanthropists in the country.
This throwback picture of Azim Premji was posted by his son Rishad Premji. He shared the picture with the caption, ‘My father, Azim Premji took over small vanaspati biz at 21 & over 53 years grew it into a diversified, global co. Despite all he’s achieved, he hasn’t changed at all. I’ve learned from him to stay grounded and to never let things go to your head.’
My father, Azim Premji took over a small vanaspati biz at 21 & over 53 years grew it into a diversified, global co. Despite all he’s achieved, he hasn’t changed at all. I’ve learnt from him to stay grounded and to never let things go to your head. #75YearsofWipro #TheStoryofWipro pic.twitter.com/yDT6yp6nxd— Rishad Premji (@RishadPremji) January 19, 2021
We are so proud of these inspiring business tycoons, who have put our country on the global map with their hard work, determination, and persistence.