Shiv Nadar Net worth


Shiv Nadar net worth

Current Net Worth$30.6 Billion (USD – 3,060 Crores), (Rupees – 2.27 Lakhs Crores)

Shiv Nadar short biography

Net Worth$30.6 Billion
BornJuly 14, 1945 (Age – 75)
Identified asFounder of SSN College of Engineering, &
Founder of HCL Technologies
StatusIndian Billionaire Industrialist
EducationPSG College of Technology
ResidenceDelhi, India
Spousal StatusMarried (Kiran Nadar)
Children1 (Daughter – Roshni Nadar)
Shiv Nadar short biography

Shiv Nadar has a net worth of $30.6 Billion (Rupees – 2,27,337 Crores), making him one of the top richest men in India.

He is an Indian billionaire industrialist and also the founder & chairman of Shiv Nadar Foundation and HCL Technologies Limited.

HCL, an Indian multinational information technology (IT) services and consulting organization settled in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Today, it is India’s third-biggest software services supplier by market cap and a $9.9 billion revenue-generating company.

In 2008, Nadar was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his thriving endeavor in the IT industry.

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Shiv Nadar biography

Full NameRadhakishan Damani
BirthplaceMoolaipozhi, Madras Presidency, British India
Height5.3 feet, 162 cm
Weight72 Kg
FatherSivasubramaniya Nadar
MotherVamasundari Devi
Radhakishan Damani Biography

The billionaire industrialist Nadar was born in 1945 in Moolaipozhi Village, in Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu, India.

His father was Sivasubramaniya Nadar and his mother Vamasundari Devi was the sister of S. P. Adithanar, founder of Dina Thanthi newspaper.


Shiv Nadar has studied at Town Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam, later he was admitted to Elango Corporation Higher Secondary School, Madurai.

In June 1995, he was admitted into the 6th class and proceeded with his schooling until June 1997, in Town High School. Later for his high schooling, he had joined St. Joseph Boys Higher Secondary School, Trichy.

He has collected a degree in Electrical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, and a pre-university degree in the American College, Madurai.


In 1967, he has started his profession at Walchand group’s College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), but he shortly surrendered it to start his own endeavor, in organizations with a few friends and partners.

Shiv founded HCL in 1976 in a garage to make calculators and microprocessors.

Steadily strengthened the core of his company and renovated an IT enterprise from the IT hardware corporation over the next three decades.

The supporters to help Nadar were Ajai Chowdhry the Ex-Chairman of HCL, Arjun Malhotra (CEO and Chairman, Headstrong), S. Raman, Subhash Arora, DS Puri, Yogesh Vaidya, and Mahendra Pratap.

They were going to be market tell digital calculators in the Indian marketplace.

In 1980, HCL wagered into the worldwide market with their Far East computers in Singapore to sell IT hardware.

The company recorded a revenue of Rs 1 million in the first year and went on to handle Singapore operations.

Now the company is fulfilling 150,000 employees in 49 countries across the world.

Nadar remained the biggest shareholder of HCL the same without any management control.

Since the mid-1990s he has focused on building up the educational structure of India through the support of Shiv Nadar Found.

In 1996, after his father, Nadar had established SSN College of Engineering in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in his father’s name, Nadar also endowed Rs. 1 million value of HCL shares to the college.

In 2006, Nadar declared that the college would promote research in addition to ensuring that students benefit from foreign university tie-ups.

In 2005, he joined the administrative committee of the Indian School of Business.

Until 2014, Nadar has served as the director of the leading group of governors, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), a technical institution.

His income model:

DailyUSD 1,562,726
WeeklyUSD 7,813,631
MonthlyUSD 33,859,070
AnnualUSD 406,310,743
Shiv Nadar Salary

Private & early life

Nadar was married to Kiran Nadar and have a daughter with her.

His daughter Roshni Nadar is now overseeing HCL Technologies Limited as the chairperson.


Shiv Nadar Net worth
Shiv Nadar Net worth (Image Source – ShivNadarFoundation)

In March 2008, Nadar SSN Trust announced the structure of two VidyaGyan schools in UP for rustic learners, where more than 200 students from 50 regions of Uttar Pradesh will be delivered free scholarships.

In February 2011, Nadar visited Town Higher Secondary School and contributed to a better education system by PCs and other supportive gadgets worth Rs. 80 lakhs.

He has donated over $662 million from his wealth to his Shiv Nadar Foundation, which supports educational causes.


1995Dataquest IT Man of the year
2005E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year
2006CNBC Business Excellence Award
2007Privileged fellowship from the “All India Management Association”
2010Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award
2011Tallied among Forbes’ 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific
2017India Today magazine positioned Shiv Nadar #16th spot in India’s 50 most influential individuals of 2017 chart
Shiv Nadar Awards

Net worth statistics

  • March 2011 – $5.6 B
  • March 2012 – $5.0 B
  • March 2013 – $6.5 B
  • March 2014 – $11.1 B
  • March 2015 – $14.8 B
  • March 2016 – $11.1 B
  • March 2017 – $12.3 B
  • March 2018 – $14.6 B
  • March 2019 – $14.6 B
  • April 2020 – $11.9 B
  • April 2021 – $23.5 B

Shiv Nadar Quote

“An 18-year-old is good enough for our business, and we can teach them engineering in two years.”

– Shiv Nadar


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