Top 5 Self Made Millionaires From India


Everyone wants to be rich. Young people are so ambitious these days but they sometimes don’t realize what it really takes to grow your own business. Undoubtedly, it’s great to have a genius idea for a start-up, but building a business takes much more. That’s why most people give up along the way, when they fail to develop the idea into something bigger. What they all forget is that all those who succeeded weren’t handed a golden ticket. It wasn’t a chance or opportunity that helped them prosper. To become a millionaire, you must be driven to reach your dreams. You must be obsessed in order to be successful. Here are the stories of some of the most successful young Indian entrepreneurs to inspire you to never give up and reach out for the stars.

Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of OYO
In case you still don’t know what are OYO Rooms, it’s an Airbnb-like marketplace for short-term managed rentals of budget accommodations. Ritesh founded OYO Rooms when he was only 21 and since then he managed to raise 25 million dollars. His rags to riches story inspired thousands of young people in India. Being a 23 years old college drop-out, he proves that everything is possible if you think bigger, and begin with a memorable end in mind. Now, his company is backed up by such giants like Softbank, Greenoaks capital, Lightspeed.

Yash Bhanage, Founder of The Bombay Canteen
Yash began his journey as a waiter with 16-hour shifts at Grand Hyatt’s Celini that culminated in a 24×7 role steering The Bombay Canteen, a restaurant that re-imagines Indian food. From the first day of The Bombay Canteen opening, this Hospitality management graduate just keep impressing with his ability to tell the story through food as well as with his hands-on management. He clean dirty tables on a busy Saturday night, or get behind the bar to mix a cocktail. He’s more than just a CEO, he’s the heart and soul of The Bombay Canteen. And, he even made the Forbes list “30 under 30”.

Gagan Biyani, CEO of Sprig
There’s nobody in India who doesn’t know about the Sprig app. But, in case you are that one person, Sprig is a food delivery app that provide healthy balanced meals within 30 minutes. The list of the achievements of this Indian-American self made millionaire is quite impressive. Gagan Biyani has worked with the world’s biggest companies, such as Accenture and Microsoft. He also co-founded Udemy, a marketplace for online learning. How cool is that, right?

Azhar Iqbal, Co-founder of Inshorts
Azhar Iqbal (in the middle) along with his two friends decided to change the way we consume news by making it short and crisp. Azhar was only 23 years old when the idea of creating the news app clicked in his young mind. This is how the Inshorts app was created. Inshorts has raised almost $24 millions since, and is now considered one of the highest rated news apps.

Rahul Yadav, former co-founder & CEO of
Rahul Yadav is also known as the bad boy of India startups for his product skills and brash behaviour with investors and media. After being dismissed as CEO by’s board of directors, Rahul started Intelligent Interfaces, a company which would provide automatic processes to various companies and organizations. His project is backed up by the giants like Flipkart, Paytm, YouWeCan and Micromax.This guy definitely knows how turn an idea into something big.