We're talking about Ramesh Babu, a billionaire barber who owns a multi-crore cars collection including Rolls Royce Ghost, Mercedes-Benz Maybach, BMW 7-Series and more.
While this isn’t the first time we heard about a rags-to-riches story in India, this particular story should be one of the most inspirational and admiring ones ever. Could you even think of buying a high-end luxury SUV when you’re struggling to make both ends meet? Well, somebody did. A Bangalore-based barber, Ramesh Babu, however, not only dreamt of owning an expensive luxury car, but had his dream come true as well. By his strong will and smartness, Ramesh manages to own a range of expensive vehicles, including a multi-crore Rolls Royce Ghost. Today we’ll talk about the incredible success story of Ramesh Babu which has earned him the title of 'Billionaire Barber'.
Ramesh Babu started off his career as a hairdresser and then established his own car rental business.
What’s his success story?
As some other rags-to-riches story, Ramesh Babu also didn’t have an easy childhood. Ramesh’s father passed away when he was only at the age of nine, left his family mired in poverty and conflict. To earn the living, the Babu family had to rent out his father’s salon in Brigade Road to his uncle for only 5 Rupees each day. Those years were not pleasant, as Ramesh, along with his grandmother, his mother, and siblings, were struggling for basic essentials like food and clothing. As a result, Ramesh was forced to drop out of the school during his pre-university years to go for a job instead.
Ramesh had an uneasy childhood when his father passed way when he was just 9.
Ramesh took over the hair salon from his uncle, named Inner Space, started his hairdressing career and gained great popularity across the city then. Working as a barber paid fairly well, and by saving and cutting down on the expenditure, Ramesh accumulated a good amount of money. In 1994, Ramesh bought the first car of his life, a Maruti Omni and put it out for rent, which, helped the man make a lot more money. Until 2004, he owned as many as seven cars, all of which are used for rental purposes. Incredibly, until now, the number of vehicles in his company, Ramesh Tours and Travels have mounted up to more than 200. His car collection is now nothing short of a huge fortune.
Ramesh bought the Maruti Omni as the first car in his life and put it out for rent to make more money.
Starting off as a hairdresser, Ramesh Babu now possesses a whole array of vehicles, many of which are high-end ones. Apart from some Mercedes cars like Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz Viano, he is also the owner of BMW 7-Series, BMW 5-Series, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Toyota Innova, and even a Rolls Royce Ghost, etc.
Now Ramesh Babu has become a billionaire with a total of more than 200 vehicles, including a Rolls Royce Ghost.
According to some reports, Ramesh has over 200 vehicles in total, most of which are luxury models. Recently, he even became the third owner of the Mercedes-Benz Maybach in Bengaluru. His rental business operates in Delhi and Chennai and offers rental cars for many customers, including some B-Town celebrities like Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Aamir Khan along with politicians and wealthy industrialists. Interesting enough, we can still find Ramesh offering haircuts at his salon for Rs 150 over the mornings and weekends.