Lifestyles of India’s richest billionaires

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Indian’s rich and mighty have some really interesting lifestyles! Here’s look at what interests the people who help shape the future of our nation each day:

Shashi and Ravi Ruia

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The Ruia brothers have their Essar House corporate office in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. It was probably the first-ever corporate office in India to have its very own helipad!

They also love to fish and vacation in the backwaters of France which they regularly traverse on their private yacht. The yacht is reported to have many VIP suites and a party deck that is done in suede finish.

Venugopal Dhoot

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The founder of Videocon simply loves cricket and Hindi movies! He as an avid yoga practitioner and also makes his staff practice yoga at his factory in Aurangabad.

He apparently dislikes shoes and doesn’t wear them much. He is utterly religious and is often heard discussing shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita and other religious texts with his peers.

Shiv Nadar

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The HCL supremo has a plethora of art in his Delhi home that contains Rameshwar Broota’s monochrome (Runners) and M F Husain’s most iconic works like the Yatra and the Ganga.

His wife Kiran is also known to collect lots of art collectibles from across the world. She is credited with the creation of India’s first-ever private museum of art in Delhi and Noida which is the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. The centers have various art like Ayodhya – Mirage by Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Untitled by Tyeb Mehta, Summer Night by Gaganendranath Tagore, etc.

Gautam Adani

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The Adani baron used to own a Bajaj Super scooter in the 1980s, from which he graduated onto a Maruti 800. Now, he owns an array of stretch limousines and luxury cars including the iconic red Ferrari. His house has its own helipad which services three private helicopters.

Apart from this, he also owns three Bombardier and Beechcraft planes which help him traverse the globe.

Gopalakrishnan

One of the co-founders and current Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys loves Pizzas! He also loves gadgets and buys anything he sets his eyes on!

He apparently loves reading courtroom thrillers as well!

Cyrus Poonawala

He is the scion of the Poonawalla stud farms and the Serum Institute. The Poonawallas are reportedly owners of a large collection of 50-odd vintage cars which they occasionally showcase at car shows like the Mercedes-Benz classic car rally and the Parx Super Car Show. The family has at least eight Rolls-Royces, a Lamborghini, a BMW and a Porsche according to a New York Times report. Many of these cars have personalized ‘P’ lettering on the car’s exterior and interior.

His nephew Yohan Poonawalla was India’s first owner of the Rolls Royce Phantom in India in 2005. Apart from that, Yohan also has a specifically modified Mercedes-Benz S 350 shaped as a BatMobile (Batman’s car) in his collection made by Modcar Trendz, Mumbai!

Since they are also famous for horse racing and breeding, their stud farm has bred 38 all-India Classic winners which include the winners of 68 Indian Classics, 12 ‘Champion Breeders’ awards, and nine Indian derby winners as well!

Saroj Poddar

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The chief of the Zuari group is an avid art collector who owns at least 100 pieces of contemporary art. From S H Raza paintings, Gopal Ghosh, Jamini Roy, Anjolie Ela Menon, Bikash Bhattacharjee, NS Bendre to Thota Vaikuntam, he has them all!  

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh’s private residence Antilla is already famous in the media! It is dubbed as the world’s most expensive home and is currently valued at $1.2 billion! It has every single amenity that you would expect to have within your dream luxurious home!

Apart from business, Mukesh Ambani loves to vacation with his family at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. He even commissioned two volumes of wildlife encyclopedias which he gifted to wildlife enthusiasts, media persons and academic researchers all across the world. He also owns a fleet of private jets apart from a massive fleet of luxury cars.

Anil Ambani

Anil is a total fitness connoisseur! He loves doing marathons and loves horse-riding at the Mahalakshmi Race Course in Mumbai with his kids.

He loves to read and is a voracious reader!

He loves to drive himself in his Mercedes and Range Rover and is also a staunch bhakt of Lord Shiva. He is a pure vegetarian whose favorite dish is baingan ka bharta! Like his elder brother, he also owns a few private jets.

Naveen Jindal

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The son of steel magnate OP Jindal got his first horse at age six from his father as a birthday present. Since then, he loves breeding horses (at least 80 including horses and ponies) in his 30-acre Jindal Farms near the Noida Expressway. The farms have a country house, horse stables and many polo grounds. Many of his horses are top breeds from Australia, Argentina and the UK!

Since Naveen is a national record holder in skeet shooting, he occasionally loves to hit the shooting range as well.

Sunil Mittal

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Apparently, the chairman of Bharti Enterprises loves the number 23! His birthday falls on the 23rd of October, he got married on a 23rd and he makes major deals on the 23rd as well!

His philanthropic ventures like the Satya Bharti School Program has established schools in villages across India and offers free quality education with free books, uniform and mid-day meals to economically-deprived children.

Azim Premji

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The Wipro head loves to trek and is very conscientious about the environment. Apart from that, he is a total movie buff and loves to watch movies during his free time!

Anil Agarwal

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The founder and Chairman of Vedanta Resources is also a movie buff like Premji and loves to engross himself in Hindi films. Apart from that, he loves to throng the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai where he plays host at many parties.

Dilip Shanghvi

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The co-founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals is a fitness freak and loves to throng the treadmill whenever he can! He is a very private person who skips parties but loves to vacation in the backwaters of Kerala and Kodaikanal.

Analjeet Singh

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The Founder Chairman Emeritus of Max Group is also an art collector. His son Veer is the founder and owner of Vana Retreats and his daughter Tara is the MD and CEO of Antara Senior Living where they love to retreat during vacations.

 

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