Top 10 Conglomerates in India 2016

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5. Bharti Group

Bharti group started its business by manufacturing bicycle parts in 1976 and has gone on to become a global brand.

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Since its inception, it has diversified its portfolio in telecommunication, retail, financial services and manufacturing. Bharti group’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion drives its businesses which are innovative and transformational, and its brands have not only been leaders in India but have a global footprint as well.


With the establishment of Airtel in 1995, Bharti group has undertook a major breakthrough in telecom service. Currently, Airtel is the flagship company in the group and also in the top three wireless telecom service provider in the world. Airtel has its service in 20 countries across Asia and Africa continents. Many mobile manufacturers across globe has partnered with Airtel to establish its growth path. Bharti Airtel has recently crossed 200 million mobile customer in India. Bharti Infratel was established to provide telecom infrastructure and services to companies operating in India and abroad. In recent years, Bharti group has diversified its business in the fast growing Indian economy. It has entered into retail sectors by opening small and medium format retail stores across India, provides general and life insurance to the people in India and serves people through its food business. Bharti Retail establishes esayday stores which cater to the daily needs of a family. Bharti group, through its philanthropic arm – Bharti Foundation, has served over 50,000 underprivileged children in India. The Bharti group has established its presence in mobile internet services, real estate and distribution of telecom & IT products. Reserve bank of India has issued license to Airtel Payment bank limited, part of Bharti Airtel, to start banking network in India. Airtel Payment Bank Limited has become the first company to receive the license.

The chairman of Bharti group Mr. Sunil Mittal has recently received the prestigious Alumni Achievement award from Harvard Business School.

Revenue: $ 19.99 billion

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