Self-made billionaire Nikhil Kamath co-founded India’s largest retail brokerage Zerodha. So now what? Photo: Jyothy Karat
Self-made billionaire Nikhil Kamath co-founded India’s largest retail brokerage Zerodha. So now what? Photo: Jyothy Karat
XXIV 2022

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Zerodha’s Nikhil Kamath on becoming a self-made billionaire: meet the chess nerd who co-founded India’s largest retail brokerage – and pledged to give away a quarter of his wealth

  • Nikhil Kamath dropped out of school to play chess before he began trading stocks; today, the disruptive platform he co-founded with his brother, Zerodha, has become India’s largest retail brokerage
  • His love for his vintage FP Journe Octa Lune stems from his deep interest in psychology and history, which is what he will read about after a long day of work, gym and meetings – if he’s not busy watching The Watcher

Self-made billionaire Nikhil Kamath co-founded India’s largest retail brokerage Zerodha. So now what? Photo: Jyothy Karat
Self-made billionaire Nikhil Kamath co-founded India’s largest retail brokerage Zerodha. So now what? Photo: Jyothy Karat
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