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Shanghvi started Sun Pharmaceutical Industries with capital of ₹10,000 in 1982 at Vapi, with one psychiatry drug and a partner, Pradeep Ghosh. In 1997, Sun acquired Caraco Pharma, a loss-making American company, with the aim of expanding Sun's reach in the United States. Sun also acquired Israel's Taro Pharma in 2007. Shanghvi stepped down as chairman and CEO in 2012 and chose Israel Makov, formerly CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals, as his successor; Shangvi became managing Director. In April 2014 Sun, Ranbaxy, and Daiichi Sankyo (the majority shareholder in Ranbaxy) agreed that Sun would acquire all outstanding shares of Ranbaxy for $3.2B in Sun stock and that Sun would take on $800M in Ranbaxy debt; the deal closed in March 2015 and made Sun the largest drug company in India and the fifth largest in the world, and made Daiichi the second largest shareholder in Sun.
As of August 2014, he had a net worth of $17.2 billion.