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Sunil Mittal & Family






  • NET WORTH: $10.5 BILLION (AS OF 5TH MARCH, 2021)







Sunil Bharti Mittal is a 63 year old (as of 2021) Indian billionaire entrepreneur. Additionally, he is a philanthropist and the founder and chairperson of Bharti Enterprises. The company has a varied interest in telecom,  real estate, insurance, malls, education, hospitality, Agri and food simultaneously with the other ventures. Being born in a Punjabi Aggarwal family, he had been elected from Punjab for two terms (in 1976 & 1982) and nominated to the Rajya Sabha once in 1988. He initially joined the Wynberg Allen School in Mussoorie and later completed his schooling from the Scindia School at Gwalior. He had achieved his graduation from Panjab University in 1976 Chandigarh, with a Bachelor of Arts. He also possesses a degree in Science for which he studied in Arya College, Ludhiana.


Industry Affiliations and Associations

His industry affiliations and associations include:

  • Chairman, GSM Association, 2017–19
  • Honorary Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Member, Telecom Board of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the leading UN agency for Information and Communication Technology Commissioner, Broadband Commission for Sustainable Digital Development at ITU
  • Chair, World Economic Forum's Telecommunications Steering Committee
  • Member, International Business Council, World Economic Forum
  • Member, Board of Directors, Qatar Foundation Endowment
  • Member, Board of Directors, SoftBank Corp. (2011–2013)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Unilever PLC and Unilever NV (2011–2013)
  • Member, International Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors, NYSE Euronext (2008– 2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Standard Chartered Bank Plc (2007–2009)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hero Honda Motors (2006–2009)
  • President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (2007–2008)
  • Co-chairman, Annual Meeting, World Economic Forum, Davos (2007)
  • Member, Board of Global GSM Association (2003–2007)

Awards & Accolades

He has been awarded and recognized for:

  • Padma Bhushan, Government of India, 2007
  • Transforming India Leader, NDTV Business Leader Awards
  • GSM Association's chairman's Award, 2008
  • Asia Businessman of the Year, Fortune Magazine, 2006
  • Telecom Person of the Year, Voice & Data magazine (India), 2006
  • CEO of the year, Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT awards, 2006
  • CEO of the year, 2005–06, Business Standard
  • Best Asian Telecom CEO, Telecom Asia Awards, 2005
  • Best C.E.O, India, Institutional Investor, 2005
  • Business Leader of the Year, Economic Times, 2005
  • Philanthropist of the Year Award, The Asian Awards, 2010
  • INSEAD Business Leader Award, 2011
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate of Sciences (D.Sc.) Degree, Amity University Gurgaon, 2016
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate of Sciences (D.Sc.) Degree, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K, 2018
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, ESCP Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris, 2018
  • Global Mobile Industry Honours Sunil Bharti Mittal for his contributions to the Global Mobile Industry as Chairman of the GSMA Board, 2019


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