The Net Worth of Ratan Tata

By Asav Patel / My Journey to Billionaire Club.

So many people around the world want to know that "What is the Net Worth of Ratan Tata"?

TATA Group is running 96 businesses and out of which 28 Companies are publically listed on the various stock exchanges.

Tata Group is world’s top 50 Group according to Market capitalization and Reputation.

Have you ever thought why Ratan Tata’s name is not in the list of billionaire’ s club? why Ratan Tata is not a billionaire on the Forbes magazine list of billionaire people of the world?

The reason is that, TATA Group’s 96 companies are held by its main Company "TATA Sons" and the main owner of this TATA Sons is not Ratan Tata but various charitable organizations developed and run by TATA Group.

Out of which Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust,  JRD TATA Trust & Sir Ratan Tata Trust are the main. 65% ownership of TATA Sons which is the key holding company of the other 96 TATA Group Company is held by various charitable organizations.

So this 65% ownership ownership of Tata Sons Limited is not reflected on Ratan Tata’s personal Financial Statement but on the various charitable organizations. and this is the reason why Ratan Tata is not in the list of Billionaire club.

If we put this 65% ownership of Tata Sons in Ratan TATA’s own personal financial statement then Ratan Tata’s Net worth can become more than $ 70 billion. and that’s much more than the Warren Buffet’s Current Net Worth of $ 62 billion, the world’s richest person according to Forbes magazine 2008.

However, it doesn’t mean that Ratan Tata is poor. In one interviews he had told the reporter that, "I have my own Capital". He is the chairman of Tata Group so obviously he earns lots of money every year as a bonus, remuneration and salary. However, Ratan Tata’s Net worth is not $ 1 Billion.

He is not a billionaire on paper. but in reality he is the richest person of the world. His net worth in reality is more than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

So the good thing about Tata Group is that they do Charity out of their Money…

And that is the reason TATA Group has generated so much of Goodwill over last 5 generations.

This interesting tidbit was sent to us by regular reader Mickie Sorabjee.

  • FALI K. MADON

    Very Interesting article indeed! Tata’s and THE TATA GROUP are very charitable citizens of India! I am proud of them, keep it up!

  • Sushant Bali

    ratan tata is one of my fav business tycoon because he do alot of charity work and think about the common people.

  • mansoor ahned shayir

    I always wondered why Rata Tata’s name is not the forbes list.Thanks for clearing my doubt..

  • sandeep shetty

    Type your comment here…yup the most trusted company in india
    and one of the most trusted persom Mr Ratan Tata

  • salute to ratan tata

  • Swamimohit

    The Great man and a really fair businessman…

  • Swamimohit

    The Great man and a really fair businessman…

  • Sumit

    ratan tata is a great  man who run the india

  • Sumit

    ratan tata is a great  man who run the india

  • Anil

    a grreat man indeed

  • Anil

    a grreat man indeed

  • Saptarshi Banerjee8

    ratn tata is a great man and also helps poors………………not like mukesh ambani who build 2 billion$  house while so many people in india dont get proper food…………and also selfish person like k.p. singh who spends 100 crore in their birthday party

  • Saptarshi Banerjee8

    ratn tata is a great man and also helps poors………………not like mukesh ambani who build 2 billion$  house while so many people in india dont get proper food…………and also selfish person like k.p. singh who spends 100 crore in their birthday party

  • Dhiren agarwal

    I have inspired a lot from Ratan Tata.I am just 14 year old but by seeing him I also want to be a richest man and help poor.every body told me that Tata is not a richest man but I believed that Tata is the richest man all over the world.Tata you ROCK.

  • Dhiren agarwal

    I have inspired a lot from Ratan Tata.I am just 14 year old but by seeing him I also want to be a richest man and help poor.every body told me that Tata is not a richest man but I believed that Tata is the richest man all over the world.Tata you ROCK.

  • Viiik

    Dont be a fool. A trust has trustees as owners and not ratan tata. Ratan tata owns Sri Ratanji trust and that org owns less than 1% of TATA SONS.  Further, he can never sell that stake in a trust to bring liquidity, which is the true meaning of net worth. This was designed to be so by JRD. Ratan Tata was never a founding partner. An excellent manager, no doubt. But he is only entitle to his share of stock options like every other CEO. He never inherited anything by blood, other than the surname. 

    Clear your misconceptions before going publiC with them.

  • Viiik

    Dont be a fool. A trust has trustees as owners and not ratan tata. Ratan tata owns Sri Ratanji trust and that org owns less than 1% of TATA SONS.  Further, he can never sell that stake in a trust to bring liquidity, which is the true meaning of net worth. This was designed to be so by JRD. Ratan Tata was never a founding partner. An excellent manager, no doubt. But he is only entitle to his share of stock options like every other CEO. He never inherited anything by blood, other than the surname. 

    Clear your misconceptions before going publiC with them.

  • Nikssrma

    ya…. ratan tata is the greatest persn i have ever seen in my life… a grand salute to him

  • Nikssrma

    ya…. ratan tata is the greatest persn i have ever seen in my life… a grand salute to him

  • Nileshparmar199430

    yes ratan tata is a great business tycoon and indian great person

  • Nileshparmar199430

    yes ratan tata is a great business tycoon and indian great person

  • Piloomani

    Ratan Tata and the Tatas as a whole are a very very rich family which has contributed enormously to charity.  They have totally ignored their own community as in a democracy and mobocracy a tiny miniscule minority does not count at all.  Unfortunately, their charity projects have never benefitted the backward religious minorities of Muslims or Christains who are very very poor and deserving but only the Hindu community.  Is it secular charity.

  • Piloomani

    Ratan Tata and the Tatas as a whole are a very very rich family which has contributed enormously to charity.  They have totally ignored their own community as in a democracy and mobocracy a tiny miniscule minority does not count at all.  Unfortunately, their charity projects have never benefitted the backward religious minorities of Muslims or Christains who are very very poor and deserving but only the Hindu community.  Is it secular charity.

  • Rayomand. M. Daruvala

    Sir Ratan Tata and the Tata dynasty as a whole is a great philanthropic family having deep roots for the upliftment of the have nots, As such the said dynasty made its existence from the have nots to this stage. If the history of the Tatas is seen it is the blessings of the have nots that has made them flourish from pillar to post. Kudos to the Tatas. Its the greatness for the society at large and not for the community only. Thanks for the knowledgeable Article.

  • Rayomand. M. Daruvala

    Sir Ratan Tata and the Tata dynasty as a whole is a great philanthropic family having deep roots for the upliftment of the have nots, As such the said dynasty made its existence from the have nots to this stage. If the history of the Tatas is seen it is the blessings of the have nots that has made them flourish from pillar to post. Kudos to the Tatas. Its the greatness for the society at large and not for the community only. Thanks for the knowledgeable Article.

  • akshay

    you fool.
    Have you ever gone to Tata memorial?
    If you go there you will find that the only time ur caste or religion is asked is while filling out the form.
    After that all are equal.

    Please dont share your idioticity with others.

  • akshay

    you fool.
    Have you ever gone to Tata memorial?
    If you go there you will find that the only time ur caste or religion is asked is while filling out the form.
    After that all are equal.

    Please dont share your idioticity with others.

  • DK Sharma

    I believe that Ratan Tata is a man of ethics.
    Tata group has done a great service to the nation.
    I wish all big business groups in India emulate TheTata Group.

  • DK Sharma

    I believe that Ratan Tata is a man of ethics.
    Tata group has done a great service to the nation.
    I wish all big business groups in India emulate TheTata Group.

  • Mack Prohit

    No one can take place ratan tata in india he is a greatest man I have ever seen he do lots of charity’s n helpin poor prsn no words for him once again grand salute to mr ratan tata..god bless yu