When it was first released, we all had no idea how much the non-fiction program Shark Tank India, which is produced by Sony Entertainment Television, contributed to the start-up boom in India. However, soon after it started, it went on to become the most talked-about show in India.
After only a few weeks of airing, social media was swamped with memes, tweets, and videos claiming that the show had been successful in grabbing people’s attention, regardless of their age, gender, or line of work.
Many budding entrepreneurs have received the inspiration they needed to succeed thanks to Shark Tank India, the first Indian edition of the internationally renowned business reality program. Due to its immense popularity, the producers have come up with a brand-new show season this year.
While the show has been generating lots of news featuring unique and fresh startups, the other thing that has created a lot of buzz is Ashneer Grover’s absence. BharatPe, Sharknado’s co-founder, is without a doubt the most well-known shark from the previous season. So, his absence from the second season gives a lot of fodder to the gossip mills.
However, the judge’s panel has changed, even though the show’s overall idea remains mostly unchanged. The creator and CEO of CarDekho, Amita Jain, also joined the show as the new shark for Season 2.
Amit’s addition and Grover’s elimination change the money dynamics of the shark panel. So, let’s find out who’s the wealthiest shark now:
1. Anupam Mittal – ₹185 crore
Anupam Mittal is the CEO and founder of People Group, the conglomerate for companies including Makaan.com and Shaadi.com. He was a Boston graduate and has been an entrepreneur for more than 21 years. Anupam’s current net worth is ₹185 crores.
2. Vineeta Singh – ₹300 crore
Vineeta Singh is the CEO of Sugar Cosmetics, a well-known cosmetics company. She has also participated in both seasons of Shark Tank India. She graduated from IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad. Her present net worth is around ₹300 crores.
3. Peyush Bansal – ₹600 crore
Peyush Bansal is one of the most adored judges from the Shark Tank India season 1. He is the co-founder, chief executive, and people officer of Lenskart. He graduated from both IIM Bangalore and McGill University. Peyush Bansal net worth is ₹600 crores.
4. Namita Thapar – ₹600 crores
Namita Thapar serves as executive director for Emcure Pharmaceutical, a firm that his father started. She is a graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the California Institute of the Arts. She also participated in Shark Tank India for both seasons. Namita Thapar’s current net worth is ₹600 Crores.
5. Aman Gupta – ₹700 crores
Aman Gupta is the co-founder and CMO of Boat Lifestyles, India’s number-one earwear audio brand. She has appeared on Shark Tank India in both Seasons 1 and 2 and is the second-richest shark on the show, with a net worth of $700 crores.
6. Amit Jain – ₹2900 Crores
Amit Jain is the Shark Tank’s newest shark, and to everyone’s surprise, he is also the wealthiest one. He is the co-founder and CEO of the CarDekho Group, a Unicorn company with over 14 years of experience. Amit Jain is the richest shark on the show, with a net worth of ₹2,900 crores.
Surely, Amit Jain changed the power dynamics of the judging panel, but other sharks also have too much potential.