Business tycoon Sudhir Choudhrie has been labeled as the most influential businessmen in the UK for a long time. While he has invested and become involved in politics, his philanthropic contributions and business ventures are also noteworthy. The Indian-born businessman has been working in the international economy for a long time. He has been involved in politics, business and philanthropy.
In the past, he was elected as a Member of Parliament, and he became the country’s youngest finance minister. In 1978, he joined Taj Mahal Hotel and purchased the Taj Fort Lauderdale in 1984 and subsequently started the Taj Coral Gables, which opened in 1991. In 2000, Sudhir Choudhrie left the trading company to set up his business in mining, focused on the exploration and development of gold and silver mines in North America and Australia.
Despite his young age at the time, Sudhir quickly became a key advisor to the then-Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He eventually went on to hold several key positions within the Indian government, including serving as India’s consul general in New York.
Sudhir Choudhrie also founded several charitable foundations, including the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, which helps rural communities create sustainable livelihoods. Sudhir gained a reputation as one of the UK’s most prominent businesspeople during his time as the chairman of the People Foundation. The foundation works to create an atmosphere where individuals are enabled to take personal responsibility for their social well-being.
Sudhir’s success is probably best told in his book, ‘Only Good Money Makes the World Go Round’, which he published in 2012. It is a testament to his steadfast loyalty and unrelenting drive. When he first immigrated to the UK, he had a meager stipend of 4,000 pounds per month, but the hard work he put in while establishing and expanding the business over the following decades has led to him becoming one of the wealthiest men in the country, estimated to be worth over 3 billion pounds.
It is this passion, tenacity and unwavering drive that he has implemented in all his businesses, and with good reason. A keen entrepreneur, Sudhir Choudhrie is not only involved in all aspects of business (including, most recently, in the services industry), but also in social and humanitarian pursuits.