Top 5 companies in India & their Founders


India is one of the fasted growing economies in the world. According to World Economy Ranking 2022, India is the fifth-largest economy in the world in terms of nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP). And, it is projected to grow at 6.7 percent in 2024, the biggest rapidly-growing economy in the world.

Various Indian companies have been doing business in India and overseas are some of the major contributors to India’s GDP growth. These companies work hard to provide the best services or products to their consumers and succeed. Market capitalization is one of the major factors to recognize the size of the company.

Here are the top 5 companies by their market capitalization as of Jan-2023:

1. Reliance industries

  • Founder: Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani
  • Incorporation date: 08 May, 1973

The company was founded by Dhirubhai Ambani headquartered in Mumbai, India. Reliance Industries Limited is a Fortune 500 company and the largest private-sector corporation in India. The company has diverse businesses like petroleum refining, marketing, retail investor relations, petrochemicals, textiles, retail, and mobile network operations. Reliance is one of the most profitable companies in India. The company’s market capitalization is Rs. 1,588,818.98 Cr. Here is the list of directors & information

Operating RevenueOver INR 500 cr
EBITDA-35.39 %
Networth11.75 %
Debt/Equity Ratio0.41
Return on Equity6.73 %

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2. Tata Consultancy service

 Founder: Faquir Chand Kohli, J. R. D. Tata

Incorporation date: 19 January, 1995

Tata Consultancy Services is a listed private company which is a part of the Tata Group. TCS is IT consulting and business solutions provider that has been partnering with the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys. TCS offers IT services, software services, cyber security platforms to leading multinational companies. The company has a market capitalization of Rs 1,243,016.34 Crores. Tata Consultancy Services Limited has nine directors – Keki Minoo Mistry, Chandrasekaran Natarajan, and others.

Operating RevenueOver INR 500 cr
EBITDA14.72 %
Networth3.18 %
Debt/Equity Ratio0.00
Return on Equity49.48 %

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3. HDFC Bank

  • Founder: Hasmukhbhai Parekh
  • Incorporation Date: 30 August, 1994.  

The full name of HDFC is “Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited”, with its registered office in Mumbai, India. It is India’s largest private sector bank by assets values. The HDFC bank provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in India and internationally. It is a market leader in credit cards in India with 12.5 M credit cards. The bank has a market capitalization of Rs 893,562.37 Cr. Hdfc Bank Limited has 14 directors – Renu Sud Karnad, Atanu Chakraborty, and others.

Operating RevenueOver INR 500 cr
Debt/Equity Ratio0.00
Return on Equity%

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4. Infosys Limited

  • Founder: N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan M. Nilekani, S. Gopalakrishnan, S.D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh, N.S. Raghavan, Ashok Arora,
  • Incorporation date: 02 July, 1981.

Infosys is one of the top IT companies in India, it is a listed public company based in Bangalore Karnataka. Infosys was founded by seven engineers in Pune, Maharashtra, India. The company is engaged in providing software solution and wide range of IT Services to many big MNCs across the countries. AI & automation, blockchains, data analytics, Agile Devops, Cloud, Internet of Things software development & services are a few of the famous products of the company. Infosys Limited has eight directors – Sundaram Damodarannair, Bobby Kanubhai Parikh, and others. Infosys has a market capitalization of INR 643,836.37 Cr.

Operating RevenueOver INR 500 cr
EBITDA13.78 %
Networth-3.11 %
Debt/Equity Ratio0.00
Return on Equity30.64 %

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5 Hindustan Unilever

  • Founder: Lever Brothers, Hindustan Vanaspati Mfg. Co. Ltd., United Traders Ltd.,
  • Owner: Unilever
  • CEO: Mr. Sanjiv Mehta

Hindustan Unilever Limited is India’s biggest consumer goods company with presence of more than 90 years, it is headquartered in Mumbai. HUL is a subsidiary of the British company Unilever. Hindustan Unilever Limited has ten directors – Nitin Keshav Paranjpe, Kalpana Jaisingh Morparia, and others. HUL has become part of our everyday life; the wide range of products could be divided in to approximately 35 brands under 20 different categories. HUL manufactures and sells home and personal care, food, and refreshment products across many countries. The company has a market capitalization of Rs 600,543.78  Cr.

Operating RevenueOver INR 500 cr
EBITDA10.41 %
Networth2.80 %
Debt/Equity Ratio0.00
Return on Equity18.08 %

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