You might have heard a story from someone about an Indian barber who owns many luxury cars. Here is his story and how did he own such expensive vehicles. His name is Ramesh Babu and has a shop in Bengaluru, Karnataka. While many of us only dream of buying such a luxury car, this person has owned luxury cars like a Rolls Royce Ghost, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz Viano, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Honda Accord, BMW 7 Series, Honda CR-V and a Toyota Camry. Reportedly, he owns more than 200 cars where most of which comes from some kind of luxury brand. Ramesh uses the Rolls Royce Ghost for his daily commutes and you might have seen him giving a TEDx speech. Even after being a millionaire, his main profession is of a barber.
Why so many cars?
You might be wondering why does Ramesh own so many cars. It is not like he can drive all of them. Well, besides being a barber, Ramesh also owns a business called Ramesh Tour and Travels. So, the cars are given on rent to various people, most of them are quite rich. His client list is very high-end, it includes people like Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Aamir Khan. The cars are rented to such personalities, popular politicians and even to rich industrialists whenever they are in town.
How it all started?
Ramesh had to inherit the salon business after his father’s unexpected demise. His first move was to efficiently manage the business so that he can maximize the profits. In 1994, he saved up enough money to buy himself a car. He bought a Maruti Suzuki Omni and started giving it to other people on rent. It was 2004 and his Tours and Travels business was flourishing, he now had seven cars. He used all the cars for Tour and Travels business purposes only.
He worked hard for two decades and now he has 200 cars for his business. One of such cars is the Rolls Royce Ghost. Ramesh charges Rs. 50,000 per day to rent out the Ghost. However, you can still get a haircut from him by paying just Rs. 100. He kept buying new vehicles as an investment in his business. Slowly and slowly the business expanded and he created an empire from scratch. This shows that if a person is willing to work hard then he can achieve his dream. Ramesh started from nothing and now his firm rents out expensive luxury cars to famous personalities.