Top 10 Richest Kids In India 2021

India is the home to some of the world’s greatest minds and Billionaires.

Think about it, What would you do with a Billion dollars at the age of 15 years? For Indian rich kids, this is their norm, living in palatial homes and enjoying the best the world can offer. It is a preserve that their hardworking parents have earned them. And for those that have created an empire out of their innocent young minds, are geniuses that will likely take over the Indian economy in the future.

You might already be familiar with the richest billionaires of the country. But how much do you really know about the rich kids of India, other than from news about their fancy weddings and lifestyle? Mukesh Ambani, who is the richest man in India and the 10th richest man in the world as of July 2021, will at some point have to hand over the reins of Reliance in the hands of an heir. Lucky for him, two of his three children have already begun working to increase the family business. In fact, in the next few years, the biggest Indian corporations will see the next generation of leaders. Here are the ones you should keep an eye out for:

1. AKASH AMBANI (Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail)

Akash Ambani eldest son of Mukesh Ambani has already begun creating ripples into his Father’s massive Empire. Akash holds a degree in Economics from Brown University. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and is also the Chief Strategist and heads the business development of the company. Under his guidance, Jio has acquired over a dozen tech startups that work with AI, last-mile delivery, and music streaming. In fact, since its launch in 2016, Jio is among the country’s biggest mobile carriers. And its unbelievably low rates have put its competitors at the risk of pulling down their shutters. Considering that he is the heir to the richest man in India, his wedding to diamond heiress Shloka Mehta had guested like Google CEO Sundar Pichai to former UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon and Bollywood’s biggest stars in attendance. Akash Ambani loves playing cricket and football and he has a significant role in designing Kit for the Mumbai Indians IPL team in 2008.

As of 2021, Mukesh Ambani Net worth is valued at $84.5 Billion.

2. ISHA AMBANI (Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail)

Isha Ambani daughter of Reliance Industry Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Akash’s twin, Isha Ambani, also plays just as big a role in her father’s massive empire. Isha has done her double majors in psychology and South Asian studies from Yale University. Isha Ambani also worked as a business analyst at a global consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. Inc. for a few months. Currently, she overlooks the branding and marketing aspects of Jio. But she is more involved with the Reliance Foundation. She recently played a pivotal role in building a partnership between Jio and the Connected Women Program at GSMA, a global group of mobile carriers, to help Indian women gain digital access. In 2016, Isha Ambai launched the company’s online fashion portal Her wedding to Anand Piramal also took place in late 2018, just a few months before Akash.

In 2008 when she was 16 years old, she became the world’s youngest billionaire heiress when she was featured on Forbes list of top ten billionaire heiresses. This was because of her $80 million worth of shares in her father’s firm.

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3. ANANT AMBANI (Additional Director for the group’s digital venture Jio Platforms)

Anant Ambani youngest son of Mukesh Ambani. Anant Ambani might have come from a wealthy family, but he has pioneered his path and fought numerous challenges along the way. He is the youngest child of India’s billionaire Mukesh Ambani. Anant loves charity work and works closely with her mother’s charity, the Reliance Foundation. Recently, Anant made headlines by donating more than $266,000 to workers that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. RISHAD PREMJI (Executive Chairman of Wipro ltd.)

Rishad Premji is the son of billionaire and Head of Wipro Azim Premji. Azim Premji is a self-made billionaire who is estimated to worth about 900 Crore USD as of 2021. And just in case you don’t know what Wipro is, the company is a tech company that started out as a software company. Over the years, it has become one of the biggest sources of income for the 76-year-old man.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wesleyan University as well as an MBA from Harvard. Rishad joined his father’s empire in 2007 as the Chief Strategy Officer. Under his leadership, Wipro acquired a lot of tech firms. 

5. ADAR POONAWALA (CEO,Serum Institute of India)

Adar Poonawala is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Serum Institute of India founded in 1996 by his father Cyrus Poonawala. Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced. Adar Poonawala joined the Serum Institute of India in 2001 after completing his Graduation from University of Westminster. As of 2015, he has helped the company export its products to over 140 countries; 85 percent of its revenues are from overseas. In 2020, Adar was included in a Fortune magazine’s ‘40 Under 40‘ listing in the healthcare category. He also owns the Poonawalla Stud Farms, which has won 13 Champion Breeders’ Awards. Adar is married to philanthropist and fashion enthusiast Natasha, who is often seen chilling with the biggest Bollywood celebrities.

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6. ROSHNI NADAR MALHOTRA (Executive Director & CEO of HCL Corporation Pvt Ltd.)

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the new Chairperson of HCL Technologies and the richest Woman in India. Roshni is the first woman to lead a listed IT company in India.  She is the only child of HCL’s founder, Shiv Nadar. In 2019, she is ranked 54th on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. According to IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), Nadar is the richest woman in India. Reports suggest she is in charge of making strategic decisions, handling the governance structures, treasury, risk and portfolio management. She also serves as the Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which has established institutions like the Shiv Nadar University, VidyaGyan Leadership Academies, Shiv Nadar Schools, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Shiksha, which aims to eradicate illiteracy in rural India. Roshni married to Shikar Malhotra, Vice-Chairman of HCL Healthcare. The Couple have two sons.

7. ADITYA BURMAN (Director of Dabur India)

Aditya Burman is the sixth-generation successor of the Burman Family that owns and operates Dabur. The family ranks 13th on the Forbes 2019 list of the 100 Richest Indians. He studied Chemistry from the University of Kansas and joined Dabur Pharma Limited as an intern in 2003. Recently, his father Anand Burman stepped down as the Dabur’s Chairman to make way for his cousin Amit. And Aditya was given a seat on the Board of Directors in July 2019. He is also a Director on the board of Oncquest Laboratories Ltd., which focuses on Oncology and Genetics. Aditya is married to Shivani Sud, a trained classical Hindustani singer belonging to a Hoteliering family. Their pre-wedding celebrations involved the creation of an entire Matrix film set.

8. KAVIN BHARTI MITTAL (Founder and CEO of Hike)

Kavin Bharti Mittal is an Indian internet entrepreneur. He is known for having founded and led Hike Messenger, a now-defunct platform that was once the world’s sixth-largest mobile messaging application. Kavin is the son of Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder & Chairman of the Bharti Enterprises Limited. Unlike all the others future business tycoons, Kavin has not joined in the family business. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management from the Imperial College London. While studying there, he worked as an intern in McLaren, Google and Goldman Sachs. He created various applications like AppSpark and MoviesNow before going on to launch Hike, the instant messenger app, in 2012. Kavin was part of 35 under 35 Entrepreneur magazine 2016 list. Kavin was also featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2017.

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9. ANANYA BIRLA (Singer, Founder of Svatantra Microfin)

Ananya Birla is the eldest daughter of Kumar Manglam Birla, an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. She is an India Singer, Songwriter and Entrepreneur. Ananya is the founder of Svatantra Microfin, a company that provides microfinance to the women in rural areas. Ananya is also the founder of Ikai Asai and Co-founder of Mpower. She went to Oxford to obtain her bachelor’s degree in economics and management, but dropped out soon after. In 2020, She launched the Ananya Birla Foundation to support: mental health, equality, education, financial inclusion, climate change and humanitarian relief efforts. Ananya declined to join her Father empire.

10. KARAN ADANI (CEO, Adani Ports & SEZ Limited and Director, Adani Airport Holdings Limited)

Karan Adani

Karan Adani is the son of the second richest man in India after Mukesh Ambani i.e Gautam Adani– the founder and chairman of the Adani Group. He has studied management from Purdue University and joined his family business in 2009. Karan Adani is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Ports & SEZ Limited and the director of Adani Airport Holdings Limited.  In 2008, he was included in the list called Tycoons of Tomorrow by Forbes India. He is well on track to be one of the biggest future business tycoons of India.