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Anil Agarwal

topics Updated: May 24, 2016 13:56 IST

Anil Agarwal, the NRI head of the Vedanta group with a net worth of nearly $2 billion, is among India’s 30 richest people. The multi-billion dollar mining company has assets in India and Africa but has seen its share prices plunge since 2014, partly because of a downturn in commodity prices. Agarwal decided not to study further after school and began his career as a trader in scrap metal. His first big break came when he began making jelly-filled cables for the telecom industry in the late 1980s. He made the switch to mining in the following decade when he decided to manufacture metals to control input costs.

First Published: May 24, 2016 13:56 IST