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Anand Mahindra's net worth is $1.22 billion

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The Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra. Wikimedia commons
The Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra. Wikimedia commons

Anand Mahindra is the Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, which is considered one of the most respected Indian industrial houses. Mahindra & Mahindra is a market leader in many business verticals such as utility vehicles, tractors, aftermarket and finance.

It was in 1981 that he joined MUSCO as an Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. He was the one who initiated Mahindra Group’s entry into new business areas of real estate development and Hospitality Management.

Here are 10 must-know facts about Anand Mahindra:

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Mr Mahindra with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. Wikimedia commons
Mr Mahindra with South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye. Wikimedia Commons

1. Anand Mahindra donated $10 million to Harvard Humanities centre

It is being relaunched as the Mahindra Humanities Center. Mr Mahindta is also the co-founder of Harvard Business School Association of India.

2. He lives with his life and two daughters

Mr Mahindra enjoys tennis, cinema and reading. Living in Mumbai, his wife is the founder and editor of Verve. His two daughters are Aalika and Divya.

3. He was the man behind Nanhi Kali program

Anand Mahindra started this program which provides free education to girls from the economically underprivileged families. Over 70,000 girls are studying under this program.

4. He is quite active on Social Media

His twitter handle @anandmahindra has been ranked third in the Top 30 CEOs on Social Media.

5. He was the President of ARAI

Automotive Research Association of India is an organization that plays a crucial role in assuring efficient vehicles.

World Economic Forum 2013. Wikimedia commons
World Economic Forum 2013. Wikimedia Commons

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6. Mr Mahindra earns $1.22 Billion

He was included in Fortune Magazine’s list of The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and was also named as one of the top 25 most powerful business people in Asia.

7. He is familiar with the Tamil language

Anand Mahindra studied in Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

8. Anand Mahindra is the third generation in Mahindra family

The business was started by K.C. Mahindra, J.C. Mahindra, and Ghulam Muhammad to trade steel.

9. He has studied film-making and architecture

Mr Mahindta graduated with an Honors degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1977. Thereafter, he did his masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

10. He is ranked #99 on Forbes List of Richest Indians

In its 2015 edition, the Forbes list ranked him 99th. It is an annual assessment of wealth and assets gathered and published by the magazine.

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Mahindra Group Chairman: No More Plastic Bottles at Boardroom Meeting

"Plastic bottles will be banished. We were all embarrassed to see them that day," Mahindra responded

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"Plastic bottles will be banished. We were all embarrassed to see them that day," Mahindra responded. Wikimedia Commons

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Tuesday said he would ban plastic bottles from corporate boardrooms, after a Twitter user pointed them out in a photo of a meeting shared by him.

Mahindra replied to a woman who pointed out the plastic bottles at a boardroom meeting in the picture.

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“I think the boardroom should have steel bottles instead of plastic bottles,” she tweeted. “Plastic bottles will be banished. We were all embarrassed to see them that day,” Mahindra responded. (IANS)