India has often been considered a land of opportunities, which many businessmen have been able to identify and utilize for their benefit and the welfare of the country. Among them, there are a few who have worked hard in maintaining their lineage and climbing new ladders of success with time. Apart from their prestigious companies and empires, these businessmen of India are often in the news for their choice of cars. Following is the complete list of the richest businessmen of India and the most expensive cars owned by them:
Mercedes-Benz S 680 Guard 4MATIC
Many might have believed that the couple of Rolls-Royce Cullinan in the “Jio Garage” were the most expensive vehicles owned by Mukesh Ambani. However, the title of the most expensive car owned by India’s richest person goes to the fully-armored version of the seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the S 680 Guard 4MATIC. Mukesh Ambani owned three Mercedes-Benz S 680 Guard 4MATIC in his collection, all of which had VPAM V10 armor level and were powered by a 6.0-liter bi-turbo 612 PS V12 petrol engine.
Land Rover Range Rover LWB
A tough competitor to India’s richest businessman, Gautam Adani might not have had a car collection as expansive as Mukesh Ambani. Among the limited number of cars owned by Gautam Adani was a white-colored Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography LWB, the most expensive one among all of them. The Range Rover of Gautam Adani was particularly the long wheelbase version of the diesel-automatic Autobiography variant, powered by a 3.0-liter 350 PS inline-six diesel engine.
Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
The Poonawalla family had one of the most exquisite collections of Rolls-Royce cars in the country, and the head of the family, Cyrus Poonawalla, used a silver-colored Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII as his daily ride. The Phantom VIII owned by Poonawalla was the latest iteration of the most expensive sedan on sale in India, having a mammoth 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged 571 PS V12 petrol engine under its hood.
Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
Shiv Nadar was the founder of HCL, one of the biggest tech companies in India, headquartered in Noida. The South-Indian businessman, who was the third richest man in the country, also had a silver-colored Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, just like Cyrus Poonawalla. Apart from this premium Rolls-Royce car, Shiv Nadar was also one of the lucky owners of the ultra-rare and expensive Bentley Mulsanne in India, which once served as Bentley’s priciest and most powerful car in the world.
Dilip Shanghvi was the founder and owner of Sun Pharmaceuticals, one of the biggest names in the medicine industry. Also, a recipient of Padma Shri, Dilip Shanghvi, had a white-colored Rolls-Royce Ghost as the most expensive car in his garage. The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost, owned by Dilip Shanghvi, shared its 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged 571 PS V12 engine with the larger-sized Phantom VIII.
Lakshmi Nivas Mittal
Mercedes-Maybach S 500
The steel magnate from India, Lakshmi Nivas Mittal, was the owner of the world’s second-largest steel production company, ArcelorMittal, and was currently based in the UK. The car collection of Lakshmi Nivas Mittal had a black-colored Mercedes-Maybach S 500 as the most expensive ride. Based on the sixth-generation S-Class, the Maybach S 500 was powered by a 4.7-liter bi-turbo 455 PS V8 engine.
Radhakishan Damani was the founder and owner of Avenue Supermarts Limited, popularly known by the Indian public as DMart. Unlike other billionaires on this list, Radhakishan Damani chose to go for a luxury SUV and not a sedan, and the SUV owned by him was a BMW X7. The flagship SUV from BMW, the X7 owned by Damani was the pre-facelift model, which was available with a 3.0-liter inline-six 340 PS petrol engine and a 3.0-liter inline-six 395 PS diesel engine. However, it was not clear which one of the two was owned by him.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB
The chairman of Aditya Birla Group, which holds several companies under its umbrella, Kumar Mangalam Birla was the first person in India to buy a second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase (EWB). The blue-colored Ghost EWB owned by Birla was the long-wheelbase version of the sedan, which got the same 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine as the standard version of the car. In addition, he also owned a Bentley Flying Spur.