List of Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Kerala

Entrepreneurs are someone who has an idea and who has to work to create a product or service that people will buy, as well as an organization to support that effort. An entrepreneur takes on most of the risk and initiative for their new business and is often seen as a vision or innovator.

Kerala is famous for Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, which has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are many entrepreneurs in Kerala and some famous businessmen and their organizations run all around the world.

List of Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Kerala:

1. M. A. Yusuff Ali:

Lulu Group International

Age: 67 Years
Founded: LuLu Group International
Place: Nattika, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
  • St. Xavier’s High School at Karanchira
  • Diploma in Business Management and Administration
Started: 2000
Category: Conglomerate (multiple business entities operating)
Profession: Indian Businessman/ Billionaire
Social Media:
  • 2005 – Pravasi Bharatiya Samman
  • 2008 – Padma Shri
  • 2010 – Business Man of the Year 2009-10 by Kerala State Forum of Bankers’ Clubs
  • 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian CEO Awards
  • 2012 – Swiss Ambassador’s Award by Swiss-UAE relations
  • 2021 – Was honored with Abu Dhabi’s highest civilian award
Net Worth: Rs.44,604 crore

2. Ravi Pillai:


Age: 69 Years
Founded: RP Group
Place: Kollam, Kerala, India
Education: Cochin University
Started: 1984
Category: Construction & Infrastructure
Profession: Chairman, RP Group/ Indian Businessmen
Social Media:
  • 2008 – The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the Government of India
  • 2010 – Padma Shri
  • 2015 – Arabian Business ranked him as the fourth most powerful Indian in the Middle East
Net Worth: Rs.18,500 Cr

3. M. P. Ahammed:

Malabar gold and diamond

Age: 65 Years
Founded: Malabar Group of Companies
Place: Kozhikode
Started: 1993
Category: Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Profession: Indian Businessman
Social Media:
  • Global Excellence Award
  • Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia Award
  • Award from Kerala Chief Minister
  • Receiving the Brand Icons – Global Jeweller Award
Net Worth: Rs.6,467 Crores

4. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan:

Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

Age: 68 Years
Founded: Co-founded Infosys
Place: Thiruvananthapuram
Education: IIT Madras
Started: 2007
Category: IT Services
Profession: Entrepreneurs
Social Media:
  • 2011 – Award with Padma Bhushan
  • 2011 – Top CEO by Institutional Investor
Net Worth: Rs.35,000 Crores

5. V. C. Padmanabhan:

mannappuram Entrepreneurs

Age: 70 Years
Founded: Manappuram Finance Limited
Place: Valapad in Malabar District
Started: 1949
Category: Finance Company
Profession: Businessmen / Entrepreneurs
Social Media:
  • 2021 – Fluctuating gold prices and risk management in gold loans
  • 2016 – V.C. Padmanabhan Memorial Awards for Excellence
Net Worth: Rs.2,752.9 Cr

6. George Chemmanur:

Chemmanur Group

Founded: Chemmanur Group
Place: Thrissur
Started: 1863
Category: Jewelry’s  Company
Profession: Entrepreneurs / Businessmen
Social Media:
Net Worth: Rs.2500 Crore

7. M. G. George Muthoot:

Muthoot Group

Age: 71 Years
Founded: Chairman of the Muthoot Group
Place: Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Education: Manipal University (B.E.)
Started: 1887
Category: Conglomerate (combination of multiple business entities operating in entirely different industries under one corporate group)
Profession: Indian Businessmen / Indian Entrepreneurs
Social Media:
  • 2001 – The Mahatma Gandhi National Award by the Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation
  • 2012 – The Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 2013 – Muthoot Finance was awarded The SKOCH Award for Financial Inclusion
  • 2015 – The Distinguished and Outstanding Alumnus of Award instituted by Manipal University
Net Worth: Rs.400 cr to 800 Crores

8. Sheila Kochouseph Chittilapally:

Women entrepreneurs

Age: 59 Years
Founded: V-Star Creations
Place: Kerala
  • St Pious Convent School and Government Girls High School in Trichur
  • Degree in B.Sc Home Science from St Mary’s College
Started: 1995
Category: Indian Manufacturer of Innerwear
Profession: Women Entrepreneurs / Businesswomen
Social Media:
  • 2016 – Entrepreneur of the Year Award instituted by the Berchmans Institute of Management Studies, Kerala.
Net Worth: Rs.100 to 400 crores

9. Beena Kannan:

Women entrepreneurs

Age: 62 Years
Founded: Seematti textiles
Place: Kottayam, KL
Started: 1980
Category: Textiles Company
Profession: The lead designer of Seematti Textiles/ CEO
Social Media:
  • 2007 – Guinness Book of Records and Limca Book of Records
  • 2009 – Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Coimbatore Erode Weaving community
Net Worth: Rs.50 Crores

10. Harsha Thachery:


Founded: Masalabox
Place: Kochi
Education: Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kochi
Started: Aug 2014
Category: Providing homemade food
Profession: Women Entrepreneur/ CEO of Masalabox
Social Media:
Net Worth: Rs.25 crores

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