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With a ranking of 58 in Forbes 2020 list Reliance Industries adorns the top Indian company status and also it is the largest company in India. There are more than 100 companies in India, of that let us discuss some of them along with the names of Founders of Indian Companies. Check the list of the entrepreneurs who have succeeded in their careers, and get motivated! Some of them have started the companies in their late ages, and some drop out from colleges, some have failed in their first attempt, but all these are really inspirational for many who dream of being a business person.
Company and Founders
A company is a legal substance formed by a group of people to engage in and operate a business, either commercial or industrial enterprise, organized to gain a profit from business activities. It may be organized in various ways for tax and financial liability purposes depending on the corporate law of companies’ jurisdiction. Companies can be private or public undertakings. A public enterprise issue shares to shareholders on an exchange, while the private companies are privately-owned and not regulated.
The Founder is somebody who starts their own company. A founder is a person who has their idea of a particular business and with determination executed the plan. As we all know Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the co-founder (If there are more than one founder, they are called co-founders) of the Facebook company, provides social networking services.
While talking about India, the seventh-largest country by area in South Asia. India is the second-most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. The Indian economy was the world’s fifth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity as of 2019. In the aftermath of the market-based economic reforms in 1991, it is considered a newly industrialized country. And India has become one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world. Now, check some of the companies in India and the details of these companies.
List of Founders of Indian Companies
|Founded Year||Company Name||Founder Name||Company Headquarters|
|1868||Tata Steel||J.R.D Tata||Mumbai|
|1945||Wipro||Mohamed Hasham Premji||Bengaluru|
|1946||Amul||Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd||Anand|
|1974||Emami||R S Agarwal and R S Goenka||Kolkata|
|1981||Infosys||N.R Narayan Murthy
Nandan Nilekani, S. Gopalakrishnan,S. D. Shibulal,K. Dinesh, N. S. Raghavan, Ashok Arora
|1946||MRF||K. M. Mammen Mappillai||Chennai|
|1977||Housing Development Finance Corporation HDFC||Hasmukhbhai Parekh||Mumbai|
|1966||Reliance Industries||Dhirubhai Ambani||Mumbai|
|1857||Aditya Birla group||Seth Shiv Narayan Birla||Mumbai|
|1932||Air India||J. R. D. Tata||New Delhi|
|2004||SpiceJet||S. K. Modi||Gurugram|
|1976||HCL Enterprise||Shiv Nadar, Arjun Malhotra||Noida|
|1958||Havells||Qimat Rai Gupta||Noida|
|1946||DLF||Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh||New Delhi|
|1988||Adani Group||Gautam Adani||Ahmedabad|
|1893||Amrutanjan Healthcare||K. Nageswara Rao Pantulu||Chennai|
|1926||Bajaj Auto||Jamnalal Bajaj||Mumbai|
|1938||Larsen & Toubro||Henning Holck-Larsen, Soren Kristian Toubro||Mumbai|
|1879||Bombay Dyeing||Wadia Group||Mumbai|
|1978||Biocon||Kiran Mazumdar shaw||Bengaluru|
|1897||Godrej Group||Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Burjorji Godrej||Mumbai|
|1968||Lupin Limited||Desh Bandhu Gupta||Mumbai|
|1942||Asian Paints||Champaklal Choksey, Suryakant Dani, Arvind Vakil & Chimanlal Choksi||Mumbai|
|1997||Genpact||Pramod Bhasin||New York|
|1969||Essar||Shashi Ruia & Ravi Ruia||Mumbai|
|1958||CEAT||Virginio Bruni Tedeschi||Mumbai|
|1888||Kirloskar Group||Laxmanrao Kirloskar||Pune|
|1987||Future Group||Kishore Biyani||Mumbai|
|1986||Aurobindo Pharma||P.V. Ramprasad Reddy & K. Nityananda Reddy||Hyderabad|
|1984||Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories||K. Anji Reddy||Hyderabad|
|1952||Cadila Healthcare||Ramanbhai Patel||Ahmedabad|
|1961||Ranbaxy Laboratories||Ranbir Singh and Gurbax Singh||Gurugram|
|1995||Idea Cellular||Kumar Mangalam Birla||Mumbai|
|1960||Escorts Ltd.||Nanda & Yudi Nanda||Faridabad|
|1952||Jindal Steel and Power||Om Prakash Jindal||New Delhi|
|1988||Piramal Enterprises||Ajay Piramal||Mumbai|
|1983||Apollo Hospital||Prathap C. Reddy||Chennai|
|2005||GVK||Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy||Hyderabad|
|1984||Parle Agro||Chauhan family of Vile Parle||Mumbai|
|2006||IndiGo||Rakesh Gangwal, Rahul Bhatia||Gurugram|
|1979||Jaypee Group||Jaiprakash Gaur||Noida|
|1948||Ashok Leyland||Raghunandan Saran||Chennai|
|1988||NDTV||Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy||New Delhi|
|1995||Bharti Airtel||Sunil Bharti Mittal||New Delhi|
|1935||Cipla||Khwaja Abdul Hamied||Mumbai|
|2007||Flipkart||Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal||Bengaluru|
|2004||Yes Bank||Rana Kapoor and Ashok Kapur||Mumbai|
|2011||Ola cab||Bhavish Agarwal||Bengaluru|
|2011||BYJU’S – The Learning App||Bjyu Raveendran||Bengaluru|
|2009||Paytm||Vijay Shekhar Sharma||Noida|
|2013||Oyo Rooms||Ritesh Agarwal||Odisha|
List of Indian Woman Company Founders
- Aditi Avasthi – Indian entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Embibe, an educational technology company, Bangalore.
- Vandana Luthra – Indian entrepreneur and the founder of VLCC Health Care Ltd, a beauty and wellness conglomerate.
- Dr. Saundarya Rajesh – Social entrepreneur and Founder-President of Avtar I-Win (Avtar Indian Women professionals Interface Network). The aim of Avatar Women is to provide career guidance and service to women professionals who are working or are on breaks.
- Priya Prakash – Indian businesswoman and is the founder and CEO of HealthSetGo.
Founder vs CEO
A founder is a person, as discussed earlier who starts a company or startup (entrepreneur) from their own ideas. CEO, Chief Executive Officer, is the highest-ranking official in the business. CEOs work with the founder to carry out the business’s plans, strategies, and vision.
As the founder obliges to secure funding, bring resources, and market the brand, the CEO on the other hand needs to designate tasks, communicate with board members, and liaise with investors. CEO of a company can be changed whereas the founder of the business will always remain the same.
Top 10 Companies on the basis of Revenue
|Name of the Company||Revenue|
|Indian Oil Corporation||493,932.99|
|Oil & Natural Gas Corporation||405,243.31|
|State Bank of India||368,010.65|
|Bharat Petroleum Corporation||288,974.97|
|Tata Consultancy Services||161,541.00|
|Larsen & Toubro||147,820.13|
Top 15 Indian Companies Ranked in Forbes List
Forbes has included 57 Indian companies to its list – based on the Forbes Global 2000, which ranks the world’s 2,000 largest publicly traded companies. A plenitude of factors, including the revenue, net profit, total assets, and market value of each company is considered for enlisting to the Forbes list. Each of these factors is given a weighted rank in terms of importance when considering the overall ranking.
Read the table for the company name, industry sector, and the Forbes 2000 overall ranking:
|Rank among Indian companies||Company (Private/ Public)||Industrial Sector||Forbes 2000 Ranking|
|1||Reliance Industries Limited||Conglomerate||58|
|3||Oil and Natural Gas Corporation||Oil and gas||220|
|4||Indian Oil Corporation||Oil and gas||288|
|5||Tata Consultancy Services||Infotech||374|
|7||Larsen & Toubro||Capital goods||438|
|8||State Bank of India||Banking||460|
|10||Tata Steel||Iron and steel||552|
|11||Coal India||Metals and mining||583|
|12||Kotak Mahindra Bank||Banking||611|
|13||Bharat Petroleum||Oil and gas||628|
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It really needs to be optimistic and self-confident for starting their own business. Those who wish to be a company owner, an entrepreneur, should always keep faith and hope. It’s never late to start your own business, listen to experiences of successful personalities and come up with ideas keeping the pulse of the market in mind and execute it with a vision. All the wishes!!