Anand Mahindra is world famous, with his US$2.1 billion net worth putting him on rich lists across the globe. But what does he do with all that cash? From investing in music to giving away free cars (lots of ‘em), this businessman is not just about the flashy life, but making a difference too … Inside the fabulous life of Indian billionaire Nita Ambani According to Forbes , Mahindra is the third generation scion of the famous Mahindra family and controls the Mahindra & Mahindra conglomerate, which makes over US$19.4 billion in annual revenue. The business has stakes in 22 industries, but is best known for its tractors and sports utility cars. In April 2020, Mahindra became the non-executive chairman of the company. According to Drivespark, Mahindra has a strong interest in blues music and helped spearhead the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai in 2011. The publication also reports that the businessman is passionate about education and is behind the Nanhi Kali programme, a project that helps financially underprivileged girls complete 10 years of formal education. Meet Sanjiv Goenka, the billionaire who splurged on the Lucknow IPL team As a member of a wealthy family, Mahindra grew up with luxury available all the time. But according to Hindustan Times , the businessman is known for his giving nature and has reached out to people who have touched his heart numerous times in order to reward them. Being in the car business, he often gives away cars. Thank you @anandmahindra ji for the new set of wheels with some very special customisation! I'm looking forward to taking the car out for a spin very soon. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/doNwgOPogp — Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) October 30, 2021 Hindustan Times reported that Mahindra gifted a brand new personalised car to Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra. The athletes made history by winning gold in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the men’s javelin throw. 10 richest Bollywood actors, ranked – from SRK to Amitabh Bachchan Mahindra first tweeted a meme praising the athlete and was urged by a fan to give Chopra a car in celebration. He replied that it would be an honour, and stayed true to his word. Chopra later tweeted a picture of his gift, thanking Mahindra for the generous gesture. This car @anandmahindra sir is used for #Covid_19 combat & relief work. Today, I received essential groceries & sanitary from @achyuta_samanta & @dwitivikram & began distributing it in my village. @unwomenindia @KirenRijiju @sports_odisha @IndiaSports @PMOIndia @CMO_Odisha pic.twitter.com/GyCCZltdIr — Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) May 9, 2020 Motoroctane reports that Mahindra gave legendary athlete Dutee Chand a XUV500 after she once commented that she wanted to buy one. According to the publication, the sprint champion was gifted the car after she qualified for the Rio Olympics in 2016. According to Economic Times India, the athlete used the car to deliver goods in rural areas in 2020 as part of Covid-19 relief efforts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mahindra Thar (@mahindrathar) His generous spirit didn’t stop with Chand. Mahindra also gifted PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik customised Mahindra Thars for their performance at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Sindhu took home the silver for badminton while Malik received bronze in the 58kg wrestling category. Everything you need to know about Aryan Khan, Bollywood legend SRK’s son The publication reports that Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu also got a Thar after taking home gold in the men’s T42 high-jump. Mahindra’s generous spirit was clear after news emerged that he gifted a Mahindra KUV100 NXT to a man who took his mother on a pilgrimage. According to Motoroctane, the man travelled with his mother on a scooter across 20 states. Mahindra reportedly heard of the story and gifted him a car. In a similar story, a fisherman from Kerala was apparently given a Mahindra Marazzo after he helped save people from floods in the area in 2018. Six young men made their debuts in the recent historic series #INDvAUS (Shardul’s 1 earlier appearance was short-lived due to injury)They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible (1/3) pic.twitter.com/XHV7sg5ebr — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 23, 2021 Cartoq reported in January that Mahindra would be gifting six Mahindra Thar SUVs to the new members of the national Indian cricket team. At the time, the team had finished the India-Australia test and had six debutants playing. Giving the young guns kudos for their efforts on the pitch, Mahindra thanked them in the best way he knows how: giving them each a car. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .