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Sunil Bharti Mittal

Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprise
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Net worth 2018: $7.8 Billion
Residence: Ludhiana
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 23 October 1957
Sigh: Scorpio
Education: Punjabi University, Harvard University, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Thapar University, Harvard Business School

Sunil Bharti Mittal was bornon 23 October 1957 in Ludhiana, Indian, is Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprise. Sunil Bharti Mittal is an Indian entrepreneur who founded the Bharti Enterprises, a business conglomerate headquartered in New Delhi, India. The corporation which deals in multiple industries across sectors including telecom, retail, and financial services is India’s largest telecom company. Born as the son of a politician, Mittal was the first one from his family to venture into the business sector. Being a first generation entrepreneur is no easy task and he had to face several challenges before reaching the height of success that he has reached today. Blessed with a high level of ambition and an astute sense of business, he dared to tread into the business sectors dominated by industrial giants like the Tatas, Birlas, and the Ambanis. With his relentless hard work and sheer determination not only did he manage to carve a niche for himself, but also emerged as one of the industry leaders in the telecom sectors with his flagship company Bharti Airtel which operates in countries across South Asia and Africa. In fact the success of his business prompted the Prime Minister of India to select him as Co-Chair of the India-Africa Business Council. He is also a philanthropist who believes in giving back to the society. He has been working towards educating the weaker sections in India through the Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of his enterprises.


$7.8 Billion


He launched services in Delhi in 1995 when Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) was formed to offer cellular services under the brand name AirTel


The government invited bids for mobile telephony in 1992 and Sunil was successful in bidding for one of the four mobile phone network licenses auctioned


He launched Bharti Telecom Limited and by the early 1990s he was manufacturing fax machines, cordless phones, and other telecom gear


He saw a push-button phone while in Taiwan and in 1984 he started assembling push-button phones in India


Along with his brothers he started an import enterprise named Bharti Overseas Trading Company in 1980 and the next year he purchased importing licenses from exporting companies in Punjab


Later on he enrolled at the Panjab University from where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science


He was born on 23 October 1957 in an Aggarwal family in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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