You might be familiar with India’s richest billionaires, but how much do you know about their kids (other than the news about their fancy and luxurious weddings and lifestyle)? The next-generation business tycoons are making it big in their respective fields and as we move into the most crucial phase of Indian business, this current young generation will change the game with their fresh ideas and skills. From Ananya Birla, daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla to Ashni Biyani, daughter of billionaire Kishore Biyani, let’s meet the rich and young business entrepreneurs:
Singer, and Founder of Svatantra Microfin
Ananya Birla is the eldest daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla. She didn’t join her father Kumar Mangalam Birla’s business empire and decided to make it big on her own. She went abroad for studies and has a degree in Economics and Management from Oxford. Later, she decided to move back to India to kickstart her music career. Ananya Birla has already released one EP and over nine singles. That’s not all, Ananya Birla is also behind Svatantra Microfin which provides loans to rural women to buy equipment for home-run businesses.
Isha Ambani Piramal
Director at Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail
Isha Ambani Piramal is the director at Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail. She went to Yale University to pursue Double Major in Psychology and then a degree in South Asian studies. After working as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. Inc, she joined Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail.
Managing Director, Future Consumer
Daughter of Kishore Biyani, the owner of the Future Group, Ashni Biyani studied Textile Designing at Parsons School of Design as well as Stanford University. She then joined the Future Group. At present, she also launched ‘Voom’ a fashion-first detergent. Future Consumer
Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail
Akash Ambani, the eldest son of Mukesh Ambani
Executive Chairman, Wipro Ltd
Rishad Premji, son of billionaire Azim Premji, is the executive chairman of Wipro
CEO, Serum Institute of India
In 2011, Adar Poonawala, Son of Cyrus Poonawaalla started working for the Serum Institute of India — World’s largest vaccine manufacturer. Under Adar’s leadership, the Serum Institute of India began exporting globally. That’s not all, Adar set up Poonawalla Finance which provides loans to low-income consumers and small businesses.