India has seen tremendous growth in its startup culture. Entrepreneurs have been able to witness the success of their startups in just years of their launch which is because of strategic planning and financial investments.
There have been many startups that entered the unicorn club or have become worth more than a billion dollars after just a couple of years of commencing operations.
This has led its founders to be able to reap benefits from their company’s growing worth. From Nykaa’s Falguni Nayar to Lenskart’s Peyush Bansal, there are many startup founders who are receiving handsome payouts at the end of the financial year.
These are the top-earning startup founders as of FY21.
1. Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar is the founder and CEO of the beauty and lifestyle retail company Nykaa and is one of two self-made female, Indian billionaires. In the financial year 2021, Nayar took a remuneration of ₹ 9.4 crores.
2. Rohit Bansal & Kunal Bahl
Rohit Bansal & Kunal Bahl are the co-founders of Snapdeal. After being appointed as the executive director, their remuneration was increased to ₹5 crores.
3. Peyush Bansal
Peyush Bansal is the CEO and founder of Lenskart and has an estimated net worth is $ 80 million, as of 2021. The Shark Tank India fame received a remuneration of ₹2.2 crores in FY21.
4. Supam Maheshwari
Supam Maheshwari is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at FirstCry. In FY21, Supam received a remuneration of ₹2.2 crores.
5. Abhay Hanjura
Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta launched Licious in 2015 Licious reported revenue that touched Rs 646.5 crore in FY21. Abhay Hanjura received a remuneration of ₹1.3 crores for the same year.
6. Vivek Gupta
Vivek Gupta is the co-founder of Licious and received a remuneration of ₹1.2 crores for the Financial year 2021.
7. Vidit Aatrey & Sanjeev Kumar Barnwal
Vidit Aatrey and Sanjeev Kumar Barnwal are the co-founders of Meesho which they launched in 2015. The duo received a remuneration of ₹89.8 lakh each in FY21.