Starting and running a startup is not something that everyone can do successfully. First of all, you have to think about a creative and original idea, then the problem of raising funds arrives and if you manage to achieve these, turning a startup profitable is very difficult in this competitive market.
According to the Hurun rich list of 2018, there are 19 Indian entrepreneurs with a net worth of over Rs. 1000 crore. All these entrepreneurs manage unicorn startups and are very young in age. Also, most of these companies were founded in the last decade or so. Below are India’s richest startup founders with their net worths.
Net worth: Rs. 1000 crore
Founder Deepinder Goyal’s net worth has reached at Rs. 1000 crore. The company has raised a fresh round of funding from Alibaba and launched a very successful loyalty program in Zomato Gold.
Net worth: Rs. 1,300 crore
Sriharsha Majety had started Swiggy after a 4000 km solo trip around Europe. Swiggy’s now India’s biggest food delivery startup with its valuation crossing past $1 billion.
Net worth: Rs. 1,500 crore
Ankit Bhati has been Ola’s CTO since its inception. Because of his shareholding in the company, he now has a net worth of Rs. 1,500 crore.
Net worth: Rs. 1,600 crore
Riju Ravindran is Byju’s Raveendran’s younger brother and has a whopping net-worth of Rs 1600 crore.
Net worth: Rs. 2,600 crore
After the latest funding, Oyo’s valuation is now more than the market caps of India’s top 4 hotel chains combined. Due to this, founder Ritesh Agarwal has net-worth of over Rs. 2,600 crore.
Net worth: Rs. 3,300 crore
Byju’s is now close to being profitable and has also entered India’s Unicorn club. Being the only founder of a Byju Raveendran now has a net worth of Rs. 3,300 crore.
Net worth: Rs. 3,900 crore
Ola has expanded into Australia, the UK, and New Zealand, making founder Bhavish Agarwal’s net worth to reach Rs. 3,900 crore.
After leaving Flipkart, Sachin Bansal has estimated net-worth ofRs. 6,200 crore. He is now spending time with his son, playing video games, watching movies, and taking long walks.
Net worth: Rs. 6,500 crore
Thanks to Walmart’s acquisition, Binny Bansal now has a net worth of Rs. 6,500 crore and is still associated with the company even after the exit of Binny.
Net worth: Rs. 7,100 crore
Rajaram remained on the top for a few years as India’s richest entrepreneur. He is still among the top 10 richest entrepreneurs in the country.
Net worth: Rs. 10,500 crore
Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma has had an amazing year so far. The company is expanding to new industries. After, Berkshire Hathway’s investment Paytm values over $10 billion, and Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s net worth is now close to Rs. 10,500 crore.
Net worth: Rs. 11,600 crore
Media.net, which was sold last year to a Chinese company for a record $900 million has made Divyank as India’s richest startup founder with a net worth of Rs. 11,600 crore