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Kalyan Jewellers’ owner tops the list of Wealthiest Jewellers in India
Others on the list include Nirav Modi, Vallabhbhai S Patel, Vasant Gajera, Vallabhbhai S Patel etc.
By: Diamond World News Service
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Jul 2 2015 3:41PM
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T S Kalayanaraman, Chairman & MD, Kalyan Jewellers
T S Kalayanaraman, Chairman & MD, Kalyan Jewellers

Kalyan Jewellers’ chairman and managing director T S Kalayanaraman, is the wealthiest jeweller in India with a personal fortune of U.S. $1.3 billion, says Wealth-X report.

Kalayanaraman opened his first jewellery shop in Thrissur City in 1993 with only USD 100,000 capital, and his business has now expanded to 32 showrooms across South India. His personal fortune is worth U.S. $ 1.3 billion.

Nirav Modi was ranked second on the Wealth-X list of India’s wealthiest jewellers with an estimated net worth of U.S. $ 1.1 billion.

 “Born into a family of Indian diamantaires, Modi left the family business in 1999 and launched his own company, Firestar Diamonds. In 2007, Firestar Diamonds acquired New York-based Sandberg & Sikorski,” it said.

The third on the list is M P Ahammed, with a personal fortune of USD 1 billion. Ahammed had opened the first Malabar Gold & Diamond showroom with only U.S. $ 70,000.

Below is the list:

Rank Name Net Worth* Company Name
1 T. S. Kalayanaraman 1,300 Kalyan Jewellers
2 Nirav Modi 1,100 Firestar Diamonds
3 M. P. Ahammed 1,000 Malabar Gold & Diamond
4 B. Govindan 620 Bhima Jewellers
5 Vallabhbhai S Patel 590 Kiran Gems
6 Vasant Gajera 580 Laxmi Diamond
7 Laljibhai Patel 480 Dharmanandan Diamonds
8 Babubhai Lakhani 470 Kiran Gems
9 Mavji Bhai Patel 410 Kiran Gems
10 Rajesh Mehta 310 Rajesh Exports


Wealth-X provides insight into the ultra wealthy with the world’s largest collection of curated research on ultra high net worth individuals.

“The gems and jewellery industry is among India’s fastest growing sectors fuelled by UHNWs affinity for jewellery and the fact that they view it as an important store of value. For India’s ultra wealthy jewellers, all that glitters is gold!” Sahil Mehta, director, Indian subcontinent at Wealth-X said.

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