Meet the Man Who Made Billions After Chandrayaan-3's Success

By Saurabh Shukla


In 2024, Ramesh Kunhikannan, a 60-year-old entrepreneur from Mysore, India, made his debut on the prestigious Forbes Billionaires List with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

The Journey

In 1988, Ramesh Kunhikannan founded Kaynes Technology as a contract manufacturer of electronics, marking the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey.

Building Success

Over the years, Kaynes Technology flourished under Kunhikannan's leadership, specializing in assembling printed circuit boards and expanding to eight factories across India.

Chandrayaan-3 Mission

Kunhikannan played a key role in India's historic Chandrayaan-3 mission by supplying electronic systems that powered both the rover and the lander, contributing to the successful landing on the Moon's surface in August 2023.

Market Triumph

Following the success of Chandrayaan-3 and Kaynes Technology's impressive performance in the market, the company's stock values surged, tripling in value since its debut in November 2022.

Forbes Recognition

With his 64% stake in Kaynes Technology and the skyrocketing value of the company's shares, Ramesh Kunhikannan secured his position among the world's richest individuals, as recognized by Forbes in 2024.

Motivation to All

His journey from a humble beginning to the Forbes Billionaires List exemplifies the power of innovation and entrepreneurship and inspires aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide.

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