Net Worth: $8.74 Billion
- Source of Wealth Biotech
- Birth Place India
- Marital Status Widowed (Villoo Poonawalla)
- Full Name Cyrus S. Poonawalla
- Nationality Indian
- Date of Birth 1940
- Ethnicity Indian
- Occupation Businessman
- Education Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, The Bishop's School
- Children 1 (Adar Poonawalla)
About Cyrus Poonawalla
Indian businessman Cyrus Poonawalla has an estimated net worth of $8.74 billion in December 2017, according to Bloomberg. He is known to be Poonawalla Group’s Chairman which include the biotech company Serum Institute of India. The company specializes in manufacturing pediatric vaccines.
With his $3.9 billion net worth in 2013, Cyrus Poonawalla was named as India’s 14th wealthiest man and #346th wealthiest man in the world.
Originating from India, Cyrus Poonawalla is a graduate of Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce. He also attended Pune University where he finished his Bachelor and doctorate degrees. He was previously married to Villoo Poonawalla with whom he has a child named Adar Poonawalla. He is best recognized as the founder of Serum Institute of India.
Today, Serum Institute of India is considered as the largest manufacturer of serum. Every year, it produces approximately one billion doses of vaccines for various diseases like meningitis, flu and measles. He sold his products in 140 countries at prices which are more affordable than what his multinational competitors offer.