India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath, who gave up on education and tried chess as a career, before making millions out of setting up a share trading platform. Photo: @Designerlymag/Twitter India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath, who gave up on education and tried chess as a career, before making millions out of setting up a share trading platform. Photo: @Designerlymag/Twitter
India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath, who gave up on education and tried chess as a career, before making millions out of setting up a share trading platform. Photo: @Designerlymag/Twitter

How Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath went from school dropout to stock market billionaire – the chess prodigy who launched India’s wildly successful brokerage platform

  • Well before Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, Kamath was hooked on chess, but couldn’t realise his dream of becoming a professional player
  • His fast-growing trading platform has seen him and brother Nithin together valued at US$1.5 billion, hailed as India’s ‘richest self-made billionaires under 40’

Topic |   Millionaires and billionaires
India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath, who gave up on education and tried chess as a career, before making millions out of setting up a share trading platform. Photo: @Designerlymag/Twitter India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath, who gave up on education and tried chess as a career, before making millions out of setting up a share trading platform. Photo: @Designerlymag/Twitter
India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath, who gave up on education and tried chess as a career, before making millions out of setting up a share trading platform. Photo: @Designerlymag/Twitter
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