In the wake of Shark Tank, which is an American reality TV show, Shark Tank India has been launched. The show’s first Indian edition aired on December 20, 2021, on Sony Entertainment Television.
Shark Tank India is ruling the hearts of people with a concept that’s new for Indian television. While the show is an adaptation of the American show ‘Shark Tank’, the desi treatment has connected with the audiences. The show gives a chance to aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business ideas before a jury of seven successful business owners. The business owners, known as ‘Sharks’ on the show, choose whether they want to invest in a participant’s venture.
The people who watch the show are familiar with the seven sharks. They are BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover, BoAt co-founder Aman Gupta, Emcure Pharmaceutical executive director Namita Thapar, Lenskart co-founder Peyush Bansal, People Group founder Anupam Mittal, MamaEarth co-founder Ghazal Alagh, and SUGAR Cosmetics CEO Vineeta Singh.
However, do you know the educational qualification and net worth of each of the jury members? Let’s know that today:
The richest amongst all the sharks is Ashneer Grover. He did his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi and then, pursued MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. His net worth is around Rs 700 crore. Alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad, Ashneer Grover is MD and co-founder of BharatPe, a payment application that allows UPI and card payments from any application for free and investor in many Indian companies include OTO Capital, The Whole Truth, IndiaGold, and Front Row.
Co-founder of the popular teac brand has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Delhi University. After clearing his CA exam, he went to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The net worth of Aman is similar to Ashneer at nearly Rs 700 crore. Co-founder and CMO of boAt and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He and other investors invested $340,000 in the WickedGud pre-seed round.
One of the most successful women entrepreneurs in India, Namita has a chartered accountant degree from ICAI and did her MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. The woman entrepreneur’s net worth is pegged at around Rs 600 crore. Namita Thapar is CEO of a global pharmaceutical company based in Pune Emcure Pharma. The company has a turnover of more than 4,000 million rupees. She is also the founder and CEO of Incredible Ventures Ltd. and onboard Finolex Cables. She is graduated from Fuqua School of Business.
Peyush Bansal did his graduation from McGill University, Canada and also has an Entrepreneurship degree from IIM, Bangalore. Before starting his own company, he worked with Microsoft. His net worth is similar to Namita at around Rs 600 crore. The founder and CEO of Lenskart.com, the leading e-commerce portal for glasses in India, who revolutionized the country’s glasses industry with his omnichannel approach. The man behind Lenskart recently invested in Feedo.
The 50-year-old entrepreneur has an MBA degree in Operations and Strategic Management from Boston College, US. Mittal has a net worth of roughly Rs 185 crore. The founder and CEO of People Group Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile, and People Pictures- is one of the most active angel investors in India. Anupam has invested in ElectricPe, CashBook, and Lyst. He is a graduate of Boston College.
The youngest of all sharks, Ghazal Alagh, is predicted to be worth Rs 148 crore. The entrepreneur studied at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and later attended the New York Academy of Arts. Mamaearth Co-Founder and CIO invested in the shortlist in Uvi Health. Her own startup was funded by Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and Sequoia Capital India.
Vineeta did her B.tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras and later, her post-graduation from IIM Ahmedabad. The net worth of SUGAR Cosmetics’ founder is expected to be Rs 59 crore. Vineeta Singh is a TEDx spokesperson and alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad. She is the CEO and co-founder of SUGAR Cosmetics, India’s fastest-growing beauty brand. The company raised more than 100 million rupees in its fifth year of business. with a distribution network of over 2,500 branded retail stores in over 130 cities in India.
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