02 September 2008

Kumar Birla - Fobs - The World's Indian Billionaires

#76 Kumar Birla

Age: 40

Fortune: inherited

Source: commodities

Net Worth: $10.2 bil

Country Of Citizenship: India

Residence: Mumbai , India, Asia & Australia

Industry: Diversified

Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: University of Bombay, Bachelor of Arts / Science London Business School, Master of Business Administration
Inherited commodities conglomerate Aditya Birla Group from late father 13 years ago. Expanded into financial services, telecom, retail. Last year acquired North American aluminum maker Novelis for over $6 billion and listed telecom arm Idea Cellular; now in court battling former partner Tata Group. Birla bought Mumbai school.

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