| $ 4 Billion
Executive Chairman of the Vedanta Resources Corporation
$ 4 Billion
- Birthday1st Jan, 70
- Birth PlaceIndia
- Marital statusMarried
Anil Agarwal, an Indian born businessman is the founder and the Executive Chairman of the Vedanta Resources Corporation. He was born and brought up in Patna, India on the year 1954. His father by occupation was involved in making aluminium conductors.
He has a net worth of around $4 billions. He earned his net worth as being a Chairman of Vedanta Resources. In 2011 he was ranked in the top 12th richest Indians. Presently he is staying in London with his wife Mrs.Kiran Agarwal and two children.
Having done his schooling from Miller High School he has founded the Sterlite Industries in 1976. In the year 1986 a big change came to his life when he established Vedanta Resources. Vedanta Group is the first Indian Group that has obtained a listing on the London Stock Exchange. Vedanta Group is the largest producer of zinc and the second largest producer of copper in the world. Mr. Anil Agarwal has an experience of over 30 years as an industrialist.
He has being ranked 8th in 2003 and as of 2011 he was the 12th richest Indian. He has a personal fortune of $4 billions according to Forbes as of 2014. Mr. Agarwal’s Vedanta Resources has a span over four continents with its head office in London. The other offices are in Australia, Zambia and India. In his company he has a share of more than 50% thus aiding him to book a place among the top thirty richest people in Britain.
People call him the “ Metal King” and “ billionaire philanthropist” Mr. Agarwal is born to live a luxurious life. He has his mansion in UK where he lives with his wife and two children. As his hobby the celebrity loves cycling. He and his wife is occasionally seen cycling near the London Mayfair Residence.
He is a man known for the charity he makes. He has given 510m Euro to build the Vedanta University in Orissa, India. The University is supposed to be the state-of the art research and development centre in India. He is also determined to bring under privileged children in the shadow of education and nutrition.
Mr. Anil Agarwal loved cycling in his childhood days. He married his fellow cyclist and family friend, Kiran Gupta at the age of 21. The couple is still seen cycling in the Summer Sun around their mansion in the London Mayfair Residence. In 1976 he came from Patna to Mumbai with the aim to build an empire in zinc, copper, iron ore and aluminium. He has travelled a long way from Patna to the founder of Vedanta. Presently he is living a happy life in London with his wife and two children. He has a son, Anivesh and a daughter named Priya.
The world wants India to remain an import-based economy. Then India can be a dumping ground where gold can be dumped and other commodities such as oil and gas. They look at India as a huge market.
Environmental activism against the resource industry is widespread all over the world, but at the same time we have to realise that these are basic materials on which civilisation depends. We need to tap natural resources in a sustainable manner.
India is not a capitalist nation and should never be a capitalist nation.
If left-wing extremism continues to flourish in parts which have natural resources of minerals, the climate for investment would certainly be affected.
Did you know?
He is a strict vegetarian.
He was a matriculate from Miller High School, Patna, Bihar.
He is the 15th richest man in Indian as of March 2012.