|June 14, 1967
|56 YEARS OLD
Kumar Birla, the renowned entrepreneur from India, is widely recognized for his exceptional business acumen and remarkable success. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated to be an astonishing $14.2 billion, solidifying his position among the wealthiest individuals globally. Birla's entrepreneurial journey has been nothing short of inspiring, marked by his leadership in various industries spanning from cement and textiles to telecommunications and aluminum. His ability to steer companies towards exponential growth and profitability has earned him great esteem, making him a respected figure in the Indian business landscape. Birla's success has not only brought immense wealth but also catapulted him into the realm of influential leaders in the country.
Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, the third-largest Business conglomerate in India. Under his leadership, the company grew from turning over $2 billion a year to over $40 billion a year.
He grew up as a member of the Birla family in Kolkata and Mumbai.
He became chairman of the Aditya Birla Group when he was 28 after his father suddenly and unexpectedly died.
He married and had three children with Neerja Birla.
His father, Aditya Birla, founded the Aditya Birla Group to produce textiles, cement, and aluminum fertilizers.