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T.S. Kalyanaraman

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Net worth 2018: $1.38 Billion
Residence: Thrissur, India
Country: India
BirthDay: 1951
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

T.S. Kalyanaraman was bornon 1951 in Thrissur, India, India. T.S. Kalyanaraman is #1640 in List Billionaires People In The World. T.S.Kalyanaraman chairs Kalyan Jewellers, a gold jewelry chain with a presence in India, the UAE and Kuwait. The business has its origins in a century-old textile store established in Thrissur, a small town in south india, by his grandfather who hailed from a family of Hindu temple priests. Kalyanaraman worked in the family's textile trade from age 12 until 1993 when he started the jewelry chain. With revenues of $1.5 billion, the privately held company counts Warburg Pincus as a key investor. Kalyan has 105 showrooms in India and overseas. He contributed $3 million to Habitat For Humanity India to build 2,000 homes for low-income families.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2013

$1 Billion

2014

$1 Billion

2015

$1.05 Billion

2016

$1.2 Billion

2017

$1.4 Billion

2018

$1.38 Billion

TIMELINE
T. S. Kalyanaraman (born 1951) is an Indian businessman best known as the chairman and managing director of Kalyan Jewellers and Kalyan Developers. Kalyan Group is the holding company of Kalyan Jewellers.Kalyanaraman was born in Thrissur, into a Brahmin family. He learned the business from his father when he was 12, by helping his father in his shop. Later he joined Sree Kerala Varma College and studied commerce.He started his first jewellery shop named Kalyan Jewellers in Thrissur City in 1993 with a capital of Rs 75,00,000. Later he expanded the business to 32 showrooms all over South India. In 2016, Forbes magazine's latest annual tally of billionaires has listed Kalyanaraman in 1476th position with a net worth of $1.2 billion.He has two sons, Rajesh Kalyanaraman and Ramesh Kalyanaraman.
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