Cyrus Poonawalla was born in Pune, India, India. Cyrus Poonawalla is #176 in List Billionaires People In The World. Son of a race horse breeder, Cyrus Poonawalla founded Serum Institute of India in 1966 and built it into one of the world's largest vaccine makers. Serum produces 1.3 billion doses annually of a range of vaccines, including for measles, polio and flu. His U.K.-educated son Adar is Serum's CEO and helps him run the company. Serum owns Dutch vaccine maker Bilthoven Biologicals and the Czech unit of U.S. firm Nanotherapeutics.
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As per Forbes July 2016 rankings, Poonawalla's net worth is $8
6 billion and is ranked #10th richest person in India and #129th richest person in the world
He also received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005
He did his schooling from The Bishop's School in Pune, and later graduated from Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, University of Pune, in 1966