Every small startup dreams of becoming a successful company by making a huge impact on the world. India has a lot of such companies that started small but are now worth billions of dollars. In today’s video, we’ll take a look at the top 10 most valuable Indian companies of 2021 that are transforming the country and the world.
Top 10 Most Valuable Indian Companies of 2021
- ICICI Bank
- ITC Limited
- Kotak Mahindra Bank
- Bharati Airtel
- Hindustan Unilever Limited
- HDFC Bank
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
- Reliance Industries Limited
#1. ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank founded by Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) in 1994, ICICI Bank is India’s third-largest bank in terms of market capitalization. ICICI Bank has more than 5,000 branches and over 15,500 ATMs spread across 17 countries. Today, ICICI Bank is India’s third-largest bank with a market capitalization of Rs 2.27 lakh crore ($30.25 billion).
#2. ITC Limited
Multinational Indian conglomerate ITC Limited was founded back in 1910 as a small cigarette and tobacco selling company. Over the last 100 years, ITC has expanded its presence across multiple categories including FMCG, Hotels, Paperboards and Packaging, Agri-Business and Information Technology. Today, ITC is India’s second-largest FMCG brand with a market capitalization of Rs 2.54 lakh crore ($33.9 billion).
#3. Kotak Mahindra Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank founded by Indian billionaire Uday Kotak in 1985, Kotak Mahindra Bank started as a non-banking financial corporation (NBFC). In 2003, Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s first NBFC to turn into a bank. Today, Kotak Mahindra Bank is India’s second-largest bank with a market cap of Rs 2.67 lakh crore ($35.6 billion).
#4. Bharati Airtel
Bharti Airtel founded by Indian entrepreneur Sunil Bharti Mittal in 1995, Bharti Airtel is India’s second-largest mobile operator in the world with more than 400 million subscribers across 18 countries. It offers 2G, 3G and 4G mobile services, high-speed broadband, DTH and fixed-line services to its customers. Today, Bharti Airtel has a market cap of Rs 3.17 lakh crore ($42.1 billion).
Infosys founded by N.R Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh, N.S. Raghavan and Ashok Arora in 1981, Infosys is India’s second-largest IT company. The company was started with merely Rs 10,000 ($250) to provide customized software to the world. Infosys was listed on the Indian stock market in 1993 and became the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ in 1999. Today, Infosys has a market capitalization of Rs 3.24 lakh crore ($43.2 billion).
HDFC founded in 1977, HDFC was established with the goal of providing affordable housing loans to the people in India. Over the years, HDFC not only grew its loans books consistently but also expanded its product offerings by including banking services, life and general insurance, asset management and venture capital. Today, HDFC has a market capitalization of Rs 3.27 lakh crore rupees ($44.5 billion).
#7. Hindustan Unilever Limited
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India’s largest FMCG company offering more than 35 popular brands like Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Dove, Lifebuoy, Pond’s, Vaseline, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Pepsodent, Lipton and Kwality Walls. The company sold products worth Rs 38,785 crore rupees and made a profit of Rs 6,738 crore during FY20. Today, HUL has a total market capitalization of Rs 5.10 lakh crore ($67.9 billion).
#8. HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank founded by HDFC, HDFC Bank was among the first financial institutions in India to get an in-principal approval from the RBI to establish a private sector bank in 1994. Today, HDFC Bank is India’s largest bank with a market cap of Rs. 5.89 lakh crore ($78.45 billion).
#9. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services: Founded as a subsidiary of Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was founded in 1968 as a technology consulting service provider. In 2018, TCS became the first Indian IT company to reach a market cap of $100 billion. Today, TCS is India’s largest IT Company with a market cap of Rs 8.25 lakh crore ($110 billion).
#10. Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited founded by Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) started as a small trading firm with an investment of merely Rs 1,000 in Mumbai. Under the leadership of Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries is India’s most profitable as well as the most valuable company with a market cap of $150 billion.
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