Top business tycoons of India are usually seen in high-end cars and SUVs, some of which are top models from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Bentley and Rolls Royce. Now this is something that is quite natural for someone who has that amount of wealth. However, there are some businessmen and industrialists who prefer rather humble cars over exorbitantly priced ones despite being crazy rich and successful. Here are 5 such Indian business tycoons and their humble cars.
Azim Premji’s Pre-Owned Mercedes Benz E-Class
Azim Premji is among the richest people of the country and is known for his philanthropy. The same is reflected in his lifestyle too as he leads a pretty simple lifestyle. Chairman of Wipro Limited and some times referred to as the czar of Indian IT industry, the business tycoon uses a relatively humble car for his commutes and travels. He uses a pre-owned Mercedes-Benz E-Class in which he has been seen several times.
Ratan Tata – Honda Civic
One of the most respected businessmen in India, Ratan Tata is a household name. He is also an avid car nut and has a garage full of exotic beauties. These include a drop-top Mercedes, a Ferrari California, a Chrysler, and even a Cadillac. However, the man has often been spotted using a rather humble Honda Civic. He also uses a Tata Nexon and is often seeing driving his own cars.
Anand Mahindra’s Mahindra TUV300
Anand Mahindra is a name that needs no introduction. He is among the biggest businessmen in India and among the wealthiest too. However, the man prefers to go around in a regular car. In past, Anand has used a lot of cars from his company including the Scorpio. His last ride was a modified Mahindra TUV300 SUV which has an Armour Body kit. His latest set of wheels is the Mahindra Alturas G4, which is the top of the line model from the manufacturer.
Nandan Nilekani’s Toyota Innova
An entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician, Nandan Nilekani is the jack of all trades in one. He is currently the non-executive chairman of Infosys, a company he co-founded. Nandan, however, isn’t much into leading a luxurious life despite all his wealth. Instead, he wishes to solve the problems in our society. He set up the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the government body that issued Aadhaar numbers to the citizens of this country. Nandan leads a fairly simple lifestyle and uses a last-generation Toyota Innova MPV on a day-to-day basis. He also owns a Camry, which, too, isn’t a very expensive car.
N.R. Narayana Murthy’s Skoda Laura
Narayana Murthy is one of the biggest names in the Indian IT industry. He was among the people who laid the foundation of the future of IT in India. As mighty his accomplishments may be, Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy believes in leading a simple life. Despite being quite rich he prefers his black Skoda Laura. His car is chauffeur driven and he is mostly spotted in the car whenever he travels by road. The Skoda Laura was actually the second-generation of the Octavia but is no longer produced in the country. Murthy other humble car is the Mahindra Scorpio, an SUV in which he has been spotted quite some times.
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