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Kumar Birla, 56, has a current net worth of $19.1 billion. He is known as a commodity king. He is the leader of Aditya Birla Group which has annual revenue of $65 billion. The family started as cotton traders in 1850s.

Birla Kumar

The group has operations in 41 countries with interests in cement, financial services, fertilizers, telecom, textiles, aluminium and paints. The countries where the group operates include China, India, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, Canada, Germany and North America among others.


Kumar Birla graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Bombay and earned an MBA from London Business School in the United Kingdom.


He took over the management of Aditya Birka Group at the age of 28 when his father died.


Kumar Birla is the king of cement in India. He owns majority shares in L&T Cement as well as in Ultra Tech Cement.

Aditya Birka Group Businesses

  • Birla Real Estate
  • Century Pulp & Paper – produces paper, tissue and pulp for domestic and export market;
  • Birla Textiles
  • Century Enka Ltd
  • Birla Carbon
  • Aditya Birla Renewables
  • Aditya Birla Global Trading
  • Aditya Birla Power Composites Ltd
  • Aditya Birla Insulators
  • Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail
  • Aditya Birla Chemicals
  • Aditya Birla New Age Hospitality
  • Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Ltd
  • AV Group NB
  • Essel Mining and Industries Ltd
  • Grasim Industries Limited
  • Terrace Bay Pulp Mill
  • Thai Rayon
  • Ultra Tech Cement Ltd
  • Vodafone Idea Limited
  • Utkal Alumina International Limited
  • Aditya Birla Capital Limited

The group of companies own over 52 brands.

Birla Kumar Private Jets 

  • Cessina Citation
  • Gulfstream G100

Birla Kumar Car Collection 

  • Rolls Royce Ghost $267,000 (V12  Turbo Engine which can deliver 570 hp)

Rolls Royce Ghost

  • Mercedes Maybach S-Class $173,000
  • BMW 7-Series

Birla Kumar BMW 7 Series

  • Jaguar XF
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur








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