In the past 12 months rising gold prices more than doubled the shares of Muthoot Finance, listed flagship of his Muthoot Group, returning him to the top 100 ranks. With his 3 brothers, he runs India's leading lender against gold, founded by his grandfather in 1887. Muthoot Finance has more than 4,200 retail branches and 6 million customers. It was recently investigated by the income tax authorities. The company said it was a routine check and that Muthoot Finance was the top corporate taxpayer in its home state of Kerala.
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