‘LuLu’ is a huge brand today. That is because of this man Yusuff Ali. This 61 year old billionaire has assets amounting $5.1 billion. He has a good image among Keralites because of his charity activities. Yusuff Ali is the most powerful Indian in Middle East. He stays as a link between different rulers in India and Middle Eastern countries. According to Forbes Billionaire list of 2017 his position is in the 367th position. LuLu group has has 133 stores in GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia. LuLu mall in Cochin, Kerala is the largest shopping mall in India and it’s the largest of all LuLu stores. Yusuff Ali is also rewarded by Padma Shri award by Indian Government.
Ravi Pillai has a net worth of $4.2 billion. Ravi moved to the gulf for his business venture after he facing a major loss in his business In Kerala. He is the founder of RP group of companies.
He started his business life by starting a chit fund in Kollam. Then he moved to industrial business but due to a labour strike in Kerala he was forced to close down his business and move to Saudi Arabia in 1978. Now he employs over 70,000 employees in his business.
Sunny Varkey is not a familiar name for Keralites like Ravi Pillai and Yusuff Ali. He has a net worth of $1.97 billion. Sunny is the founder of Varkey foundation which runs GEMS Education, which is a network of 89 schools worldwide. Sunny is a person who has never studied beyond High school but now he runs a group of International schools. In 2016 GEMS offered shares to their teachers for preventing from their rivals poaching them.
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Kris is co-founder of Infosys. He has a net worth of $1.7 billion. He is a keen supporter for many startups. He has invested in more than 50 startups. He is known as Kris Gopalakrishnan. He and 6 other entrepreneurs co-founded Infosys in 1981. He also co-founded Axilor Ventures which is a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs.
The word ‘Joy Alukkas’ is a brand name in Jewelry Industry. As Malayalis are so much into the gold this name is also popular among Kerala. Another fact is name of the owner of this brand is also Joy Alukkas. He has a net worth of $1.68 billion. His father was also a Jewelry owner. He dropped out of school to open their first overseas store in UAE in 1987. He recently opened ‘Mall of Joy’ in city of Kottayam which has turned into the major landmark of the city right now.