Shark Tank India has been one of the most talked-about reality television shows in India since its debut. The framework is based on a 13-season American reality television show of the same name. The show focuses on supporting possible viable business concepts with investors known as ‘Sharks.’ Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to industry heavyweights, who either show interest in the proposition or back out of a potential partnership. The Shark Tank India judges have aroused viewers’ curiosity in addition to the candidates’ original notions. These seven Sharks have built a reputation for themselves in a range of industries, including technology, cosmetics, and other lifestyle and digital products.
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Anupam Mittal is the founder and CEO of People Group, which owns Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile, and People Pictures, among other companies. He earned his MBA in Operations and Strategic Management from Boston University in the United States. His net worth is estimated to be approximately Rs. 185 crores and he has invested Rs. 1 crore in OLA. Anupam has also invested in Bollywood films such as ‘Flavors’ and ’99.’
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Vineeta is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of SUGAR Cosmetics, India’s fastest-growing beauty brand. She graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras with a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering and also holds a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. A fascinating fact about Vineeta; she once turned down a Rs 1 crore placement offer from Deutsche Bank. The reason she turned down the offer is that she wanted to start her own business. Her estimated net worth is Rs. 59 crores.
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Ashneer Grover is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of BharatPe, a fast-growing financial enterprise that offers loans to small businesses, general stores, and transactions through QR codes, UPI, and unique POS swipe technology. Ashneer, a civil engineering graduate from IIT Delhi, was one of the few candidates chosen for a foreign exchange programme at France’s INSA-Lyon University. He also has an IIM Ahmedabad degree. At the age of 40, he is India’s youngest billionaire, with a net worth of roughly Rs 700 crores.
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Namita Thapar, the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, is based in Pune. She had joined the company as a CFO after six years of working for an American enterprise. She oversees the pharmaceutical company’s operations in India. Namita holds a chartered accountancy degree. She graduated from the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India with a CA degree (ICAI) and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University. Namita has received several awards, including The Economic Times’ ’40 Under Forty’ awards and was also named to the Economic Times’ Women Ahead List for 2017. Her net worth is estimated to be at Rs. 600 crores.
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Peyush Bansal is the CEO and one of the founders of Lenskart, a digital optical retailer that expanded into the open market following a successful online launch. He attended Don Bosco School before continuing his education at McGill University in Canada. He also worked with Microsost in his early years. Lenskart’s co-founder and CEO holds an entrepreneurial degree from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. His overall wealth is estimated to be approximately Rs. 600 crores.
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Ghazal Alagh is the CEO and Chief Mama of MamaEarth, a skincare company. She founded the company in 2016, and it sells natural hair, body, skin, and infant care products. It is one of the most well-known and fastest-growing brands in its field. Ghazal has completed Intensive Courses in Modern Art, Design, and Applied Arts in addition to a Bachelors in Information Technology. This was a course she took at the New York Academy of Arts. Her net worth is estimated to be Rs. 148 crores.
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Aman Gupta is a co-founder and CMO of Boat, an electrical merchandising startup, and has previously worked as a Senior Management Consultant with KPMG. He went to Delhi Public School before earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from Delhi University. After completing the CA entrance exam, he went on to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. After realising that he wanted to be an entrepreneur, he did pursue an MBA in Finance and Strategy at the Indian School of Business. The Shark Tank judge also holds a general management and marketing MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management in the United States. His net worth is estimated to be about Rs. 700 crores.