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# 418 Ashwin Dani & family $5.90B

Random fact: Once said: "I dream of paint, paint, paint."


Dani is a board member and former chairman of Asian Paints, the largest paints maker in India. The Mumbai-based company manufactures decorative paints, varnishes, enamels and synthetic resins. It has customers in more than 60 countries and reported revenue of about $3.9 billion in the year to March 31, 2022.

As of :
Last change -$102M ( -1.7%)
YTD change -$650M ( -9.9%)
Biggest asset APNT IN Equity
Country / Region India
Age 79
Industry Industrial
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Relative Value

Ashwin Dani & family's net worth of $5.90B can buy ...

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... and is equivalent to ...

of the GDP of the United States
of the total wealth of the 500 richest people in the world
of the top 100 U.S. college endowments
of the top 200 U.S. executives’ total awarded compensation
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The majority of Dani's wealth derives from a 21% stake in publicly traded Asian Paints. The Mumbai-based company is India's biggest paint maker and has customers in more than 60 countries, according to its website.

The shares are held by a promoter group, which includes holding companies, trusts and family members, according to a December 2021 BSE filing. About one-fifth of shares held by the group are pledged and removed from the calculation.

The value of the cash investments is based on an analysis of dividends, insider transactions, taxes and market performance.

Media representatives for Asian Paints didn't respond to emails requesting comment on the net worth calculation.


Family: Unknown, No children

Asian Paints was founded in 1942 by Dani’s father, Suryakant, and three others.

Ashwin was born in Mumbai. His first job was in 1967 as a chemist in Detroit and joined Asian Paints in 1968 as a senior executive.

He was vice-chairman and managing director between 1997 and 2009, later becoming non-executive chairman of the company. He stepped down as chairman in 2021.

  • 1942 Asian Paints is founded.
  • 1967 First job at Inmont Corp. in Detoit.
  • 1968 Dani joins Asian Paints.
  • 2018 Asian Paints chairman Ashwin Choksi dies.