Mukesh Jagtiani, the founder of Landmark Group, has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a taxi driver to become the richest Indian in the UAE. With a net worth of $5.8 billion, Jagtiani is an inspiration to many aspiring entrepreneurs.
Born in India in 1951, Jagtiani moved to London in 1973 and worked as a taxi driver for seven years. In 1980, he decided to move to Bahrain and started working in a retail store. He then went on to establish his own retail company, Landmark Group, in 1973. Today, the company has over 2,400 stores across the Middle East, North Africa, and India.
Jagtiani’s success story is a testament to his determination and hard work. He started his business with just a single store in Bahrain and expanded it over the years. He is known for his innovative business strategies and his ability to spot trends in the retail industry.
Under Jagtiani’s leadership, Landmark Group has become one of the largest retail conglomerates in the region. The company operates a range of brands, including Max Fashion, Home Centre, and Splash. In addition to retail, the group also has interests in hospitality and healthcare.
Jagtiani is also known for his philanthropy. He has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes, including education, healthcare, and disaster relief. He is committed to giving back to the community and has established the Landmark Group Foundation to support charitable initiatives.
In recognition of his contributions to business and philanthropy, Jagtiani has further received numerous awards and accolades. He was named the “Retail Personality of the Year” at the Middle East Retail Forum in 2015 and was included in Forbes’ list of billionaires in 2018.