Meet Nikhil Kamath, who left home at 17 to live with GF now earns Rs 27 lakh per day
Nikhil Kamath last year, made it to the top of the Hurun Self-Made Rich List 2022. At that time, his net worth was a whopping Rs 17,500 crore.
Nikhil Kamath last year, made it to the top of the Hurun Self-Made Rich List 2022. At that time, his net worth was a whopping Rs 17,500 crore. He became a billionaire in 2021 when he was just 34. He has led an interesting life. He hated school as a child. He found school education inhibiting.
He showed early promise. At the age of 14, he started selling used phones. Her mother, upset with the business, flushed down all the phones in the toilet. The school management was also upset with his lack of appreciation for formal education. They were denying him the chance to appear for the Class 10 board exams. Kamath dropped out of school.
At the age of 17, he secured a job at a call centre at a paltry salary of Rs 8000. He faked his birth certificate over it. He then moved out of his parents' home and started living with his girlfriend.
"I moved out then–I had a girlfriend and lived with her. I worked from 4 PM to 1 AM at the call center, and in the mornings, I tried my hand at trading. I learnt a lot; when you move away from the family ecosystem and the judgement of relatives, you get down to the real stuff," he told Humans of Bombay.
However, his father always had faith in him. He gave him his savings to manage. He later convinced his call centre employees to do the same. He said he never worked but the employees used to mark him present as he was managing their money.