Most Successful Indian Entrepreneurs – Top 5 List

Here we have compiled the list of most successful Indian Entrepreneurs in 2020, and their net worth, company valuations

Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal - Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms
Ritesh Agarwal’s is the most successful Indian entrepreneurs his entrepreneurial journey is one of the most successful entrepreneur stories in India. After dropping out of college, he launched his first start-up Oravel Stays, which was a budget hotel chain that provided B&B. And that elevated to OYO rooms from when he realized no other service offered a room for a budget traveler. Begun with only 11 rooms in a Gurgaon hotel, OYO rooms is now a hub for elite hotel stays with 65000 rooms in about 5500 properties across India.

Brand Name: OYO Rooms

Founder: Ritesh Agarwal

Company Valuation: $10 Billion Dollar in 2020

Founder Net worth:  $1.1 Billion Dollar

Website Link: OYO Rooms


Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah - most successful Indian entrepreneurs
Kunal Shah, The Founder and CEO

Freecharge, the popular platform which revolutionized the online recharge framework with three-step revives alongside giving offers of the same esteem was the brainchild of Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon. The organization was established in 2010 and was as of late procured by Snapdeal.

Brand Name: FreeCharge

Founder: Kunah Shah

Company Valuation: $ 400 Million Dollar

Founded Date: August, 2010

Founder Net worth:  $1.3 Billion Dollar

Website Link: FreeCharge


Sridhar Vembu

Founder and CEO of

Zoho is a household name for corporates now and Sridhar Vembu is the man behind it. He started his journey with AdvetNet.Inc which was a network equipment seller. AdvetNet.Inc was not so popular initially but with the passage of time, it transformed into a revolutionary online program provider and applications provider, and then to Zoho. Now, Zoho gives tough competition to MNCs like Google, Oracle, and Microsoft in providing SAAS services.

Brand Name: ZOHO

Founder & CEO: Sridhar Vembu

Company Valuation: $5 billion – $15 billion

Founder Net worth:  $1.83 Billion Dollar

Website Link:  ZOHO.COM


Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Founder of Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma

From being a small-town boy from Aligarh who bought second-hand tech magazines to the founder of one of India’s most trusted technology brands, Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long way. After passing out from college, he started his first company- ‘XS Communications’, a college-based startup that created Content Management Systems, which was being used by major publications including The Indian Express. While trying to set up (One97 Communications) Paytm, Vijay once ended up with a loan of Rs. 8 lakhs, which got him into a vicious cycle of unpayable debt. Vijay’s investors were not confident about the idea of a mobile-first consumer service that would cater to the masses, while India’s telecom infrastructure was improving in 2010. He personally put $2 Mn at stake to finally launch the brand. The rest, as they say, is history.

Brand Name: PayTM

Founder & CEO of PayTM: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Company Valuation of PayTM: $15 billion Dollar

Founder Net worth:  $2.4 billion Dollar

Website Link:


Sachin Bansal

Flipkart co founder Sachin Bansal
Sachin Bansal Founder of Flipkart

For every shopaholic in India, Flipkart is the new shopping destination. Sachin Bansal, the mastermind behind the idea, created an internet shopping revolution along with Binny Bansal and Flipkart took birth as the first e-commerce website in India.

Brand Name: Flipkart

Founder of Flipkart: Sachin Bansal

Company Valuation: $16 Billion Dollar

Founder Net worth:  $1.6 Billion Dollar

Website Link:


Sandeep Aggarwal

Sandeep Aggarwal -Founder of ShopClues

A sequential business person, Sandeep Aggarwal is the author and CEO at Droom, an online commercial center for purchasing and moving vehicles – be it autos, bicycles, bikes, superbikes, supercars, vintage vehicles, vintage bikes, bikes, etc. Established in April 2014, the completely value-based platform likewise sells some vehicle administrations including vehicle care and itemizing, auto assessment, roadside help, guarantee, and protection listed by the third-party vendors. He is also the co-founder of – India’s originally managed marketplace.

Brand Name: ShopClues

Founder: Sandeep Aggarwal

Company Valuation: $1.1 Billion Dollar

Founder Net worth:  $1 Billion Dollar

Founded Date: July 2011

Website Link:


Shradha Sharma

Shradha-Sharma - Most Successful Indian Entrepreneurs 2020
YourStory founder Shradha Sharma wanted to narrate the tale of Entrepreneurs like her to the world and there her brainchild transformed into reality. YourStory now has 72,000 articles to credit and is the most influential platform for StartUps in India today. It has 10 million engaged readers every month.

Brand Name: YourStory

Founder & CEO: Shradha Sharma

Company Valuation: $22 Million Dollar

Founder Net worth:  $437K USD

Website Link:


Nandan Reddy

Founder of Swiggy - Most Successful Indian Entreprenours

Nandan Reddy along with his mate Sriharsha Majety changed the way India eats. They both started with Bundle, a logistics aggregator, which connected SMEs to courier service providers. A year later, when the business was doing pretty well, they shifted their focus to the foodservice industry when Swiggy, the food delivery app rolled out into reality. Since its inception, Swiggy has rapidly grown to become a leader in the Indian food delivery sector by consistently shrinking delivery timelines and improving customer experience.

Brand Name: Swiggy

Founder: Nandan Reddy, Sriharsha Majety, Rahul Jaimini

Company Valuation: $3.6 billion Dollar

Founder Net worth:  $1 Billion Dollar

Website Link:


Phanindra Sama

Founder of - Phanindra-Sarma
Founder of - Phanindra-Sarma

RedBus has made booking bus tickets way easier than before and it all started when its founder, Phanindra Sama could not go home for Diwali due to the notorious Bangalore traffic. He realized some key issues with the then-existing bus model and found the internet as the best medium for solving these issues by putting together information on a platform where customers could access it easily and take better decisions. By April 2014 RedBus launched hotel booking powered by Ibibo Group’s followed by redbus teaming up with Uber.

Brand Name: RedBus

Founder & CEO of RedBus: Phanindra-Sarma

Company Valuation: $138 million

Founder Net worth:  $110 Million Dollar

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Nothing can compare to the encouragement to youngsters more than reading the success stories of these visionary entrepreneurs. The journey has not been comfortable with strikes, shortage of labor and workforce, policy changes, corruption, and economic slowdowns. Still, they started from nothing and rose to the top of the game over the years in the Indian growth history. At Strawberry Branding, we salute these young achievers and hope they continue to inspire us to drive success.


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