Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Success Story- Rs 5,000 to Rs 46,000 Crores!
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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala success story:
According to the latest updates on Forbes, the net worth of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is $5.8 Billion, which is equivalent to over Rs 46,000 Crores. So, how did a regular guy from Mumbai with just Rs 5,000 became one of the most successful stock investors in Indian history? This is what we are going to discuss today.
In this post, we are going to walk you through the journey of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala in the Indian stock market. How he made over Rs 46,000 Crores starting from just Rs 5,000. Let’s get started.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, also known as the ‘big bull’ or ‘Indian Warren Buffett’ was born on 5th July 1960 in Mumbai. His father was an Income tax officer.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala consistently used to hear his father discussing the stock market with his friends. As he was very curious about stocks, so once he asked his father why the stock price fluctuates daily? His father suggested him to read newspapers as its the news that makes the price of stocks fluctuate.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala also expressed his wish to pursue a career in the stock market. However, his father suggested him to first get a graduate degree from a college. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala graduated from Sydenham College in 1985 as a chartered accountant.
After graduation, he again discussed his career goal as a stock market investor with his father. To this, his father replied that he is permitted to pursue any career. However, he also added that he’s not going to give him any money, nor he can ask for the initial capital from any of his father’s friends.
Entering the stock market world
Mr Rakesh Jhunjhunwala entered the stock market with just Rs 5,000 in 1985. At that time, Sensex was at 150 points (currently Sensex is hovering at 59,200 points).
Nevertheless, soon Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was able to take an amount of Rs 2.5 lakhs from one of his brother’s clients by promising to give higher returns compared to the fixed deposits.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s first big profit was Rs 0.5 million in 1986. He bought 5,000 shares of Tata Tea at Rs 43 and within 3 months it was trading at Rs 143. He made a profit of over 3 times by selling the stocks of Tata tea.
In the next few years. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala made a number of good profits from stocks. Between 1986-89, he earned Rs 20-25 lakhs. His next big investment was Sesa Goa, which he initially bought at Rs 28 and then increased his investment at Rs 35. Soon, the stock rallied to Rs 65.
Multi-baggers stocks in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Portfolio
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala manages a privately owned stock trading firm called ‘RARE Enterprises’. The name is derived from the first two initials of his name and his wife Mrs Rekha Jhunjhunwala’s name.
During his long career in the stock market, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala invested in a number of multi-bagger stocks.
In 2002-03, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala bought ‘Titan Company Limited’ at an average price of Rs 3 and currently it is trading at a price of Rs 2140. He is holding over 4.4 crore shares of titan company. He has an ‘overall’ holding of 5.1% in the company as of March 2022
In 2006, he invested in LUPIN and his average purchase price was Rs 150. Today, LUPIN is trading at Rs 635. A few other multi-baggers in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio are CRISIL, PRAJ IND, Aurobindo Pharma, NCC, etc.
In 2022, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala once again made headlines for making 50 crores in just 8 days.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala considers himself as both a trader and a long-term investor. Here’s a quote from his interview with Economic times:
“Short-term trading is for short-term gain. Long-term trading is for long-term capital formation. Trading is what gives you the capital to invest. My trading also helps my investing in the sense I use a lot of technical analysis for trading at times.
If the stock is overpriced, I should sell but my trading skills tell me that the stock can remain overvalued or get more overvalued. Hence, I hold on to my investments.
So, I think they complement each other in many ways but they are two distinct compartments totally.”
Further, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is extremely bullish on India’s growing economy and its success as an emerging market.
Overall, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s success story is really inspiring for new and old investors. In the end, here’s an amazing quote by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala:
“Passionate investors always make money in stock markets. You will never fail in any work if you do it with passion.” – Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
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