Radhika Gupta's Story: From Broken Neck, Attempted Suicide, Rs. 41 Cr Net Worth To Shark Tank India

Meet Edelweiss Mutual Fund's MD and CEO, Radhika Gupta, whose journey from attempting suicide at 22 to now having an estimated net worth of Rs. 41 crore is nothing less than inspiring.


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Radhika Gupta's Story: From Broken Neck, Attempted Suicide, Rs. 41 Cr Net Worth To Shark Tank India

Edelweiss Mutual Fund is one of India's fastest-growing asset management companies, and its CEO and MD, Radhika Gupta has finally started to receive the recognition she deserves. It was in January 2024 when it was announced that she would be featured as one of the judges in India's first business reality show, Shark Tank India's season 3.

Edelweiss Mutual Fund's MD and CEO, Radhika Gupta joins Shark Tank India 3

Radhika Gupta will be joined by renowned entrepreneurs and investors like Aman Gupta, Amit Jain, Anupam Mittal, Namita Thapar, Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal, Ritesh Agarwal, Deepinder Goyal, Ronnie Screwvala, and Azhar Iqubal. The reason why the anticipation around the introduction of Radhika in Shark Tank India 3 was relatively high is the fact that her entrepreneurial journey is so inspiring.

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It was in November 2023 when Radhika Gupta took to her Instagram handle and confirmed the reports about her possible entry as one of the 'Sharks' in Shark Tank India 3. The entrepreneur posted two pictures from the sets of Shark Tank India 3, along with a long post in which she shared her excitement and delight to be a part of the show. While a lot of business enthusiasts are aware of Radhika's motivational journey, there are still so many people who know nothing about it. Thus, today, we are going to take a look at her entrepreneurial journey, which can be a pure source of inspiration for anyone out there.

Shark Tank India 3's judge, Radhika Gupta was born in Pakistan with a broken neck

Renowned entrepreneur, Radhika Gupta's father was in the Indian Foreign Service, which is why they used to shift their base from one place to another. Due to her father's frequent transfers, Radhika was born in Pakistan in 1983. Due to some complications during her mother's delivery, Radhika ended up with a broken neck. It was a critical situation, but with time, things settled down impressively, and she never faced any major issues with it. Due to her father's job, Radhika got the chance to live in Nigeria, USA, and India.

Radhika Gupta's educational qualifications

As per multiple reports, Radhika Gupta was born in Pakistan, but she reportedly completed her schooling elsewhere. According to reports, she is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, from where she completed her graduation in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. Not only this, but Radhika also attained dual degrees in economics and computer science, reportedly from the University of Pennsylvania.

When Radhika Gupta tried to end her life at the age of 22 due to job rejections

After completing her professional courses, Radhika Gupta started applying for jobs and went through the toiling experience of the job hunt. Despite facing a series of rejections in the beginning, she was still quite confident about cracking an interview at her dream company. However, things took a tough turn when Radhika faced rejection for her seventh job, and it was when she ran out of hope.

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Once, in an interview with the Humans of Bombay, Radhika Gupta revealed that after her 7th rejection, she thought of committing suicide. She looked out of the window and was on the verge of ending her life, but luckily, one of her friends stopped her and immediately took her to a psychiatrist. After some tests, Radhika was diagnosed with depression.

However, soon, Radhika Gupta soon took command of her life again, as she applied at McKinsey and was selected for an interview. This time, she cleared the interview and bagged the job. It was a massive relief for Radhika and a significant boost to her career, as she started working at McKinsey, one of the most prominent management consulting firms.

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Radhika Gupta started her firm, Forefront Capital Management, with her husband

Apart from working in McKinsey and AQR Capital Management, Radhika Gupta kick-started her entrepreneurial journey when she started Forefront Capital Management with her husband, Nalin Moniz. However, the small venture quickly grabbed the attention of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, and the latter wasted no time in acquiring Radhika's firm in 2014. As of now, Radhika is the CEO of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, and her vision has been instrumental in the company's success in recent times.

Shark Tank India 3's judge Radhika Gupta's net worth

According to multiple media reports, Radhika Gupta's net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 41 crores. The ace entrepreneur and investor has managed to build this mammoth wealth after years of struggle and discipline. For the unversed, under Radhika's guidance, Edelweiss Mutual Fund achieved a series of major milestones like the launching of Bharat Bond ETF, growth in assets, and acquisition of the JP Morgan Mutual Fund. No wonder all these achievements have been a noteworthy part of Radhika's journey from 0 to Rs. 41 crores.

Well, we are in love with the way Radhika Gupta bounced back and achieved success in her life. What are your thoughts on her journey? Let us know.

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