From a farmer’s son to a billionaire owner of Rolls Royces & Mercs: This is his story

Rags to riches stories are something that inspires us all and there are many out there. This is the story of Ravi Pillai, a 67-year old from a family of farmers. His current net worth is more than $3.5 billion. Ravi Pillai is the founder of the RP Group, which has businesses in various parts of India and the Middle East. After starting his first business during his college days, Ravi Pillai got into the construction business and he never looked back. Currently, he has offices in Qatar, Bahrain and other parts of UAE. He owns a range of luxury vehicles all around and many of them are in India. Which vehicles are used by him? Well, here is a list of these luxury cars.

Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls Royce Ghost is the most affordable vehicle that you can buy from the luxury car manufacturer. He bought the car in 2011, which he is still using. Even though this sedan is 9 years old, it gets all the modern features and remains one of the most loaded vehicles in the market. The Ghost remains in his Kollam, Kerala house and is used by him regularly to move around for work.

Mercedes-Maybach S600

Mercedes-Maybach is one of the most luxurious vehicles that you can buy in the market. Ravi Pillai was the first person to get the delivery of a Mercedes-Maybach S600 in the Southern part of the country and apart from the Rolls Royce, he uses this car regularly too. The Maybach S600 is the most loaded version of the model and it offers some of the most comfortable and high-tech features including a high-end infotainment system, ambient lighting, seat massager, integrated perfume system, panoramic sunroof, and a long list of features. It comes with a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 530 Bhp and peak torque of 800 Nm. Mercedes-Maybach has now launched the S650 variant instead of the S600.

BMW 5-Series 520d

The BMW 5-Series is a humble car compared to all the other vehicles in his garage. The 5-Series used by Ravi Pillai is the 520d variant, which is also the best-selling variant of the car in the market. The mid-size sedan comes with a long list of features and is most used by executives who want to be driven around by chauffeurs.

Audi A6 Matrix

During the wedding ceremony of his daughter in 2015, Ravi Pillai got some exotic vehicles for the wedding including the new Audi A6 matrix. The A6 is a mid-size sedan that takes on the likes of BMW 5-Series and is extremely popular in India. It comes with bulletproof reliability and is known for its luxurious features too.

Mercedes-Maybach S500

Ravi Pillai gifted the Mercedes-Maybach S500 to his daughter on her wedding. The all-black Maybach S500 is the entry-level version of the brand and yet comes with some of the most exotic features. The picture was found at a T-BHP thread.

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

This Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is one of the most luxurious SUVs in the world. The all-black SUV was parked in the wedding. It is one of the most popular luxury SUVs and is owned by many celebrities.

Shantonil Nag

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