Sunny Varkey

Sunny Varkey
Sunny Varkey
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At a Glance
  • Age
  • Earnings
    $ 2.02 Billion
  • Source of earnings
  • Marital Status
  • Children
  • Residence

Forbes India Lists

#47 India Rich List 2015

#55 India Rich List Rank 2014
#45 India Rich List Rank 2013

Dubai-based education entrepreneur sold a 20% stake for $350 million, in October 2014, in the emerging markets unit of his GEMS Education, the world's largest operator of private K—12 schools, to a consortium of investors, including Blackstone and Bahrain's sovereign investment arm. He stepped down as chairman, ceding spot to Sir Michael Peat, a former private secretary to Prince Charles. GEMS is now eyeing expansion in Africa and his native India, where, reportedly, it's bidding for Versity Education Management, an education services firm.
Varkey signed The Giving Pledge in June.

India Rich List 2015

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