Journey from Bihar to London
Anil hails from Bihar. Today he is the chairman of the giant company Vedanta. He once knew how to speak only yes and no in English. But he reached Britain on the strength of his ability and played his business there. According to a report, according to Anil Agarwal, Vedanta was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2003. He became the first Indian to do so.
left school at the age of 15
Anil was born in Patna, the capital of Bihar. There he grew up. He wanted to further his father’s business. For this he left school at the age of 15. At this age he went to Pune and then to Mumbai. Career Anil, who started his career as a scrap dealer, entered the metal and oil and gas business.
Shamsher bought Sterling Corporation
After starting the scrap metal business in 1970, Anil bought Shamshire Sterling Corporation in 1976. Then the London Stock Exchange was allowing global companies to list. That’s why he went to London. The interesting thing is that even while going to London, he did not do much packing. But when he landed at Heathrow Airport in London, he felt scared. Because the atmosphere there was completely different.
Became the owner of 230 million dollars
But Anil got success and today he is the owner of $ 230 million. Vedanta Limited is an Indian multinational mining company headquartered in Mumbai, India, with its main operations in iron ore, gold and aluminum mines in Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Odisha.
Founder of Vedanta Resources Limited
Anil Agarwal is the founder and chairman of Vedanta Resources Limited. They control Vedanta Resources through Volcan Investments, a holding vehicle with 100% stake in the business. Vedanta Resources, headquartered in London, is a globally diverse natural resources conglomerate with interests in zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminum, power generation and oil and gas. However, the largest share of its wealth is in India. By the way, Agarwal lives in London. In October 2017, it was announced that Agarwal’s Volcan Holdings plc had taken a 19% stake in mining company Anglo American, making him the company’s largest shareholder.