This inspiring story is of an ordinary businessman of Bangalore with an extraordinary set of skills – Ramesh Babu. Ramesh Babu is commonly known as the barber who owns a Rolls Royce. This skilled hair stylist owns a modest salon, making a living off hair cutting and hair styling. His clients however, consist of a mixture of celebrities, military officers and politicians.
Ramesh Babu – The Billionaire Barber who owns a Rolls Royce
Surprisingly, his main income does not come from his job as a skilled hair stylist for VIPs. Instead, it comes from his rent a car services of 67 luxury cars. After saving up his hard earned money from his two ‘humble’ businesses, Ramesh Babu is seen to drive to work in a 3.1 crore Rolls Royce Ghost. He is one of the five people to own this luxury car in Bengaluru.
Ramesh Babu owns 67 alternate cars which he gives out on a rent a day basis. His rate for allowing customers to rent the Rolls Royce for a day is Rs.75,000.
Ramesh Babu’s upward curve of Success
The initial spurts of a hard working individual were seen in Ramesh Babu when his father died in 1989, leaving behind his salon to Ramesh Babu. His mother started to work as a domestic help, leasing out their salon for just Rs.5 a day. Ramesh Babu decided to start working in his father’s salon, at the same time forfeiting his education. The salon soon became a well-known, trendy hair styling spot as Ramesh Babu’s skill and fame rose slowly.
The turning point in his life was seen when he purchased a Maruti Omni which he started renting out to people for their personal use. As a car lover since childhood, Ramesh Babu’s decision to buy his first car became the major turning point in his life. Slowly, talks of his car rental business, along with his skills as a hair dresser started growing. He opened up a taxi operating business by the name of Ramesh Tours and Travels.
By 2004, Ramesh Babu was into the luxury car rental business and self-drive business.
What cars does Ramesh Babu own?
Ramesh Babu’s first luxury car was a Mercedes E-Class luxury sedan at the price of 38 lakhs. Slowly, his fleet of cars started growing, now standing at a whopping 400+ luxury cars owned by this humble hairdresser. He not only owns luxury cars but also mini buses, vans, and other imported vehicles such as Mercedes C, E and S class, a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, BMW 5, 6 and 7 series, and an enormous fleet of Mercedes vans and Toyota mini buses.
Although Ramesh Babu is known in India as the richest hairdresser, this man has not let go of his humble roots. He charges a mere Rs.65 for his haircut. It is due to his intense love for cars and his booming car rental business that he now stands out amongst the crowd as India’s richest barber with over 400 cars. This is the real life story of a man’s journey from rags to riches.
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