Ankur Warikoo, ex-CEO of Nearbuy.com, is an entrepreneur, Angel investor, and motivational speaker and runs a content creation business around the brand name Warikoo. He creates content around Personal finance and motivation. Along with this, he was a co-founder of Accentium Web and SecondShaadi.com, and Gaadi.com which was later acquired by Goibibo.com. His net worth is $ 15 Million dollars.
Background & Education
Ankur Warikoo belongs to the Kashmiri Pandit family. His family was displaced during the 1989 – 90 riots. Ankur completed his primary and higher secondary education at Don Bosco School, New Delhi. He wanted to take admission to IITs but couldn’t qualify.
Later, he joined the Hindu College of Delhi University and completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics. During this time, Ankur chose to take Physics tuition for students and also took a part-time job working as a market research analyst.
After M.Sc. Ankur moved to the USA to get a Ph.D. in Physics. While completing the Ph.D., Ankur lost interest in joining NASA and going to Mars. Then he moved back to India instead. Later, he completed his MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Career & Entrepreneurial Journey
After completing his MBA, he joined Kearney as a management consultant. Alongside Kearney, Mr. Warikoo started to work with a couple of batch mates from ISB on his first venture Divorcee Matrimony.
After working at Kearney for 3 years, he quit consulting to join the startup full-time, and over the next couple of years, he worked on many websites across automobiles, education, and finance niches. The most successful among them all was CarDekho Gaadi Store, which got acquired by Goibibo. In the year 2015, Ankur bought Groupon India Business and renamed it Nearbuy.com.
NearBuy.com was backed by Sequoia Capital. It is now handled by Ankur’s partners Snehesh Mitra and Ravi Shankar. In 2016, Ankur started another online content creation business under the brand name Warikoo.
Though there is no official data available publically. But according to my own research, his net worth stands at $15 Million (INR 120 Crore) as of 2022. Currently, he owns the brand Warikoo under which he produces motivational and personal finance content to help others. He has many streams of income including but not limited to:
- YouTube Channel
- Motivational talks
- Stock investments
- Startup holdings
It is estimated that he earns around 50 Lakhs per month which pegs his yearly earnings at somewhere around 6 Crore.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Ankur Warikoo?
Ankur Warikoo is an entrepreneur, Angel investor, and motivational speaker. Ankur Warikoo is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nearbuy.com and Little App. Along with these companies, he also was a co-founder of Accentium Web and SecondShaadi.com.
What is the Net Worth of Ankur Warikoo?
Ankur Warikoo is one of the most loved motivational speakers in India and has a net worth of $ 15 Million as of 2022. Which are Rs 109 Crores in Indian Rupees.
Is Ankur Warikoo Kashmiri Pandit?
Yes, Ankur Warikoo was born into a displaced Kashmiri Pandit family. He had a very humble childhood. But his father made sure that they get a good education.