Jamshyd Godrej was born in Mumbai, India, India. Jamshyd Godrej is #807 in List Billionaires People In The World. Jamshyd Godrej, the cousin of Godrej clan patriarch, Adi Godrej, runs privately-held consumer durables arm Godrej & Boyce as chairman and managing director along with his son Navroze, whom he is grooming as his successor. The $1.4 billion (revenues) firm is best known for its appliances, furniture and security solutions. A U.S.-trained mechanical engineer, Jamshyd is a keen sailor. His sister Smita Crishna-Godrej is also a billionaire.
Godrej is on the boards of the World Resources Institute and Aspen Institute; in 2012, Forbes magazine named him one of the richest green billionaires on the basis of the valuable mangrove swamps the Godrej family has owned and preserved in Vikhroli, Mumbai
In 2003, he received India's third highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan
Jamshyd joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited as a director in 1974, He led the group in the areas of home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services