“From studying under street lights to become India’s 10th richest person, Jay Chaudhry is the true inspiration we can have.”
Last year, though many people faced difficulty to earn due to Coronavirus pandemic, it seems the case was not so for all. The 62-year-old Jay Chaudhry, an IIT Alumni from Himachal had earned hugely. And in lieu of that he has entered the top 10 list of India’s richest persons.
In a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, Chaudhry’s estimated net worth grew by 271% last year to $13 billion, reported India Today.
The owner of the cybersecurity firm Zscaler, Mr Chaudhry has secured his place among the top 10 of wealthiest people in India, according to the latest IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich list 2021. He has earned Rs 153 crore in last one year, according to the list.
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At present, Chaudhry and his family reportedly own 45 per cent of Nasdaq-listed Zscaler, which is currently worth $28 billion.
Chaudhry comes from a humble background. He was born in the small village of Panoh in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district. During childhood he faced problem due to lack of electricity and short supply of drinking water. His parents were small scale farmers, reports say.
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