Bhanu Choudhrie: Billionaire Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Bhanu Choudhrie is a billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist. Born in India, he now lives in London. He has founded 23 companies over the course of his career as an investor and was co-founder of private equity firm New Silk Route Partners with former US president Bill Clinton. In this article we will explore Bhanu’s impressive accomplishments and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur!
Bhanu had a humble beginning until he established Alpha Aviation Group. His father was an educationist who founded the New Era College in Kolkata, India, of which Bhanu is now chairman. But he did not come from wealth, and his family went through hardships during his childhood days. It was Bhanu’s first job, an entry level position in London at Citibank which kick-started his career
Even though he had found his calling, Bhanu Choudhrie knew that to become a successful entrepreneur at Alpha Aviation Group he would need the right education. And so after graduating from Boston University, he went on to Harvard Business School where he earned his MBA and became a Baker Scholar and a George F. Baker Scholar, both of which are the highest awards given to students at HBS.
Bhanu went on to found C&C Alpha Group in 1984, buying up struggling companies like Steak & Ale. He purchased these businesses for cheap with the goal of turning them profitable. This was just the beginning for what would become a long list of successful ventures.
Over the next few decades, Bhanu Choudhrie went on to found 23 companies across technology, media and energy sectors which have raised over $10 billion in revenue. His companies have spanned countries like India, USA, Dubai, UK, Romania, South Africa and Australia. A few of his most notable companies include C&C Alpha Group (London), United Global Holdings (New York City) and Lotus Cars (the UK).
Bhanu Choudhrie is not just a successful entrepreneur with many businesses under his belt; he’s also an active philanthropist and venture capitalist. He has sat on multiple boards of foundations and non-profit organizations like the Clinton Global Initiative, Harvard International Review, The Prince’s Trust (UK) and many more. To know more click: here.