Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla
Kumar Birla
Dinesh Krishnan
At a Glance
  • Age
  • Earnings
    $ 8.8 Billion
  • Source of earnings
  • Marital Status
  • Children
  • Residence

Forbes India Lists

#9 India Rich List 2016

#10 India Rich List Rank 2015
#9 India Rich List Rank 2014
#9 India Rich List Rank 2013

Commodities king, who chairs the $41 billion (revenue) Aditya Birla Group, is restructuring his empire. In August he announced the merger of Aditya Birla Nuvo with cash-rich Grasim Industries, to be followed by the demerger of the financial-services business into a separate company. Shares of both companies fell on investor concerns that the merger lacked synergies. Birla defended the move, saying it would create a company that combines growth with stability. In April Birla's UltraTech Cement concluded the $2.4 billion acquisition of rival Jaypee Group's cement units. Daughter Ananya has founded a microfinance firm.

India Rich List 2016

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