Rahul Bajaj Wikipedia
Born/Date of Birth: 10 June 1938
Place of Birth: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India
Alma mater: St. Stephen's College (BA), Government Law College (LLB), Harvard University (MBA)
Occupation: Chairman of Bajaj Group
Net worth: 550 crores USD (2020)
Political party: Independent
Spouse: Rupa Bajaj (m. 1961–2013)
Children: Rajiv Bajaj, Sanjiv Bajaj, Sunaina Kejriwal
Relatives: Jamnalal Bajaj (grandfather), Tarang Jain (nephew), Anurang Jain (nephew)
Awards: Padma Bhushan (2001)
Rahul Bajaj (born 10 June 1938) is an Indian billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the chairman of the Indian conglomerate Bajaj Group and a member of parliament. Bajaj comes from the business house started by Jamnalal Bajaj. He was awarded the third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2001. In a recent interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, Bajaj provides a devastating critique of Indian industrial policies before the liberalisation in the 1990s.
He was born on 10 June 1938 in a Marwari family and is the grandson of Indian independence fighter and philanthropist, Jamnalal Bajaj.
Bajaj is an alumnus of Harvard Business School in the US, St. Stephen's College, Delhi, Government Law College, Mumbai and Cathedral and John Connon School.
He took over the Bajaj Group in 1965.
In 2005, Rahul Bajaj stepped down from his role as chairman, his son Rajiv became the Group's managing director.
Bajaj got elected to the Upper House of Parliament in the 2006-2010 period.
On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked No. 722 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion.
His sons Rajiv Bajaj and Sanjiv Bajaj are involved in the management of his companies. His daughter Sunaina is married to Manish Kejriwal, the former head of Temasek India.
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