India’s Richest Barber. Ramesh Babu from Banglore has proven that good business skills can take you to new heights. The story of this ordinary businessman with extraordinary wealth will leave you gasping in surprise.
He is a barber and runs the business of cutting and styling hair.
He was born and raised in Banglore in a poor family. His father was a barber. After he passed away in the year 1979 he found his family mired in conflict and poverty.
“His father left a saloon in Brigade Road. His uncle took care of it and paid us ₹5 each day,” the entrepreneur recalls.
Those early years weren’t easy, as Ramesh, his mother, grandmother, and siblings struggled for even basic essentials like food and clothing.
“It has been a tough journey, but everything has ups and downs,” says the man who has truly earned his title of billionaire barber.
“I have always told myself to work harder and everything comes together.”
His mother took a job as a maid and earned perhaps ₹40-50 per month that was used for everything, including fees, books, clothes, and everything.
He got new clothes once a year and we managed the rest with school uniforms and old clothes. Once he was sent back by his PT teacher because his trousers were torn, but he couldn’t afford a new one.
We had only one meal every day in the afternoon from what my mother got from work. Getting a good meal during a festival was one of our happiest moments.”
Babu’s success story commenced with his buying a Maruti Suzuki Omni with his savings from the barber’s shop. He would then rent out this car which got him some additional earning.
From then on, Babu owned 7 cars as in 2014 while as on date this count has gone over 378.
Babu charges INR 50,000 per day for the Rolls Royce Ghost while prices of other luxury cars vary according to their exclusivity. Though he conducts this business of hiring out vehicles, Babu still reports to his barbershop each morning where he continues to cut hair for INR 100 per haircut.
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