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B.R. Shetty

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Net worth 2018: $4.04 Billion
Industry: Healthcare
Residence: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Country: India
BirthDay: 1 January 1942
Sigh: Aquarius
Children: 4

B.R. Shetty was bornon 1 January 1942 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, India. B.R. Shetty is #545 in List Billionaires People In The World. Former pharma salesman B.R.Shetty immigrated from Kerala to Abu Dhabi in 1972 to set up a healthcare empire. His biggest asset is London-listed NMC Health, one of the UAE's largest hospital chains. Shetty's other interests include generics firm Neopharma as well as money remittance firms UAE Exchange and Travelex Group. Shetty is pouring money back home, investing $1.8 billion in Andhra Pradesh state for projects in healthcare, hospitality and education.


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I want to expand across India and serve Indians.

B.R. Shetty

In January 2017, Shetty was honored at the Annual Health Awards with a special award for his contribution to the region's healthcare industry


Middlesex University in Dubai awarded Shetty an Honorary Doctorate in 2016


Shetty's NMC Healthcare was recognized at the 6th Middle East Business Leaders Awards in 2015, where Shetty was given the Industry Excellence in Healthcare Award


He also received the Lakshya Business Visionary Award in 2014


He also received the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award


In September 2012, Pharma Leaders founded by Satya Brahma declared Shetty as Global Indian of the Year along with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw at 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders Business Leadership Awards 2012 in Mumbai


In July 2011, he received the Asian Achievers Award from the Human Achievers Foundation


Shetty received the Padmashree awarded by the President of India in 2009 for his contribution in the field of trade and industry


Ernst & Young Middle East honored Shetty with the Entrepreneur of the year finalist award in 2008


Shetty was honoured by the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2007


In 2003, Shetty founded NMC Neopharma, a UAE based pharmaceutical manufacturer


Shetty established the UAE Exchange in 1980 in an attempt to ease the process of sending money by the expats to their families in their respective home countries


After working as the country's first medical representative, he founded New Medical Centre Health (NMC) in 1975 to fill the need for personalized, cost-effective healthcare accessible to all


Born in Kapu, Udupi Karnataka India in to Shambhu Shetty and Koosamma Shetty in the 1940s to an ethnic Tuluva family


It has a global footprint including 1500 stores and 1300 ATMs across 27 countries

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