The Unusual Billionaires


The Unusual Billionaires is an exceptional book of seven companies, handpicked out of 5000 listed on the stock exchange. Built by visionary business leaders, they have delivered outstanding results for a decade and more. This book also explains how investors can generate market-beating investment returns from identifying companies such as these using a simple set of metrics. The Unusual Billionaires is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand how business is done successfully in India.

  • In The Unusual Billionaires, bestselling author Mukherjea tells you why focusing on the core business is central to corporate success and how a promoter giving up control to the top management could be a boon.

  • Includes the riveting corporate stories of how Hindustan Unilever made an aggressive bid to buy Harsh Mariwala's business.

  • Also cites how Page Industries found an innovative way to stop unionization at their manufacturing units.

  • Other stories include the turnaround of Axis Bank and the boardroom coup that led to its chairman's exit and how Vijay Mallya sold Berger Paints to the Dhingra brothers.

  • This book discusses how these companies managed to grow their business to what they are now, how they beat the competition, what the work cultures are of these companies, and how they adopted the use of technology.

The 7 Companies of The Unusual Billionaires are:

  1. Asian Paints

  2. Berger Paints

  3. Marico

  4. Page Industries

  5. Axis Bank

  6. HDFC Bank

  7. Astral Poly