1) Rakesh Jhunjhunwala – Successful Stock Market Investor:
Popularly known as Warren Buffet of Indian stock market, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala entered the Indian market in 1985. He inherited the interest in stock trading from his father who used to discuss with his friends and Rakesh used to listen them keenly. He joined the Chartered Accountancy course to acquire a professional degree and completed in 1985. Thereafter, he joined Stock Market and started trading. His first biggest hit was 5000 shares of Tata Tea which he got for Rs 43 and sold for Rs143 in just 3 months. This gave him Rs. 5 Lakh which was a big deal at that time. His next big bet was Sesa Goa. He purchased 4 lakh shares and accumulated huge profits in it. There are a lot of stocks that made large sums of money for him like Lupin, Crisil etc.
Today his portfolio is worth over Rs. 20,000 crores / 3.2 Bn Dollars which consists of Titan, Lupin and CRISIL as top holdings now. He is a renowned trader and investor of Indian stock market and called as Indian Warren Buffet.
2) Porinju Veliyath -Midleclass Family member turned to CEO of Equity Intelligence:
Porinju Veliyath was born in year 1962 in the lower middle-class family in Kochi. His early life was full of struggles. He joined various jobs along with studies to support his family. He went Mumbai in 1990 in search of job. He was appointed as a floor trader at Kotak Securities there. Stock Market was totally new field for him. Within a short span of time, he learned the in and out of stock market and became an expert trader. He worked for 4 years there and gained a lot of knowledge. In 1994, he joined Parag Parikh Securities as a Research Analyst and fund manager. In 1999, he returned to Kochi and decided to make money on his own from the stock market. He made his first major investment in ‘Geojit Financial Services’. The stock was trading at a very low value at that time. Proving everybody wrong, this investment gave him manifold returns. In 2002, he started his own portfolio management service (PMS) firm in the name of ‘Equity Intelligence’. Today, he is one of the most well-known investor and fund-manager of recent times. Equity Intelligence stock picks like Emkay Global Financial Services and BCL Industries has rised by 200% in their share prices and IZMO and Vista Pharma rised by 100% in their share prices.
3) Vijay Kedia – From the family of stock brokers now turned to be successful investor:
Born in the family of stock-brokers, Vijay Kedia started his career in stock market in 1978 not because of choice but of compulsion as his father died. So, to earn the bread-butter for his family, he joined the family business of trading and stock-broking. Initially, he was not doing well. But, he did not lose hope and read about the stories of successful investors. He decided to switch in investing. He started learning about the fundamentals of companies. He owned Rs 35,000 at that time and by his own study, he invested the entire amount in a stock named Punjab Tractor.