Does the world of commerce and finance have your interest? Do you have a dream of excelling in the ever-growing field of accounts, finance, banking, taxes, etc? Well, then you are cut for the field of commerce! Bachelors in Commerce, or commonly known as Bcom is one of the most popular commerce degrees, with lakhs of students opting for it every year after their 12th board exams. If you need a motivation booster to opt for this course, look no further as this article will talk about 10 famous personalities who have a commerce degree and have achieved great heights for themselves in this domain. Here’s a list of famous personalities with a degree in commerce:
1. Deepak Parekh
Ever heard of HDFC? We are sure you must have. Deepak Parekh is the man behind this giant housing and finance company. Housing Development Finance Corporation, famously known as HDFC is chaired by him. Apart from this, he also acted as a board member of numerous big companies like Castrol India Limited, Siemens Ltd, Mahindra, and Mahindra, etc. He had earned his Bachelors in Commerce from Sydenham College which is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards like the Padma Bhushan and was also named the ‘Businessman of the year’ award in 1996 by Business India. Thanks to his degree in the field of commerce and his inert talent for taking the business to great heights, he has proven his worth to the world.
2. Arun Jaitley
Padma Vibhushan awardee, Late Arun Jaitely is the epitome of all things commerce and finance. An irreplaceable member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was a famous politician as well as an attorney. He was made in-charge of handling numerous vital cabinets like Finance and Corporate Affairs, Defence, Law, and Justice, etc. It comes as no surprise that he did complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce in 1973. No wonder, he went on to make a name for himself in the field of finance by being appointed as the Finance Minister of India from 2014 to 2019!
3. Rajat Sharma
From grilling the biggest personalities in India with his carefully structured questions to holding prime time news shows, Rajat Sharma is a well known Indian Journalist. He is the chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the popular ‘India Tv’ news channel. With the responsibility of 7 siblings on his young shoulders, he marched on in his life without giving up on his education. He has done his Mcom from the famous Shri Ram College of Commerce from Delhi University, where he learned all about business and finance, which helped him grow and give rise to the popular news channel. All his contributions to the media industry have been acknowledged and he has been honored with the Padma Bhushan award amongst many other accolades and awards.
4. Nimrat Kaur
A perfect example of “Beauty with Brains”, actor Nimrat Kaur, who graced the screen with some amazing performances in movies like ‘The lunchbox’, ‘Airlift’, etc, is also a graduate in Bcom from the premier college for women in India, Lady Shri Ram College for Women. After obtaining her degree, she also tried her hand at Print Modelling and theatre, before striking gold in the world of Indian movies as well as American television series called ‘Wayward Pines’, and the ever famous show ‘Homeland’.
5. Gulshan Grover
Known fondly as the “Bad Man” of Bollywood, Gulshan Grover is loved by the Indian audiences for his negative roles in the movies. Before venturing into the world of lights and cameras, he was a student at the top college in India for Commerce and studies, i.e Shri Ram College of Commerce. He graduated from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.
6. Sidharth Malhotra
Who doesn’t know this dashing young actor, who made his debut on the big screen with a Karan Johar directed the movie, ‘Student of the Year’? Behind all his acting and modeling career, Sidharth also has a good educational background. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the famous Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Delhi University. We are sure he used his marketing and commerce strategies gained from his degree in his movie career as well!
7. Ajal Bijli
You must have enjoyed numerous movies at the PVR cinemas, but have you ever wondered who it belongs to? Ajay Bijli is the founder of the famous PVR cinema chain in the country. Apart from this, he is also the Managing Director of CineMAX India. Before venturing into the field of business in cinema, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the prestigious Hindu College of Delhi University. He used all the skills and knowledge he gathered from his degree and established a million-dollar empire.
8. Rannvijay Singh
Known for his stint at MTV Roadies, Rannvijay Singh has also made his name by appearing in several Tv shows, movies, and he was also a famous Vj. He has done his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Hans Raj College of Delhi University. Before he joined the world of Tv and media, he had also cleared the exam for the Indian Army and was about to join it, before he took a different turn.
9. Naveen Jindal
One of the biggest names in the Indian Industry sector, Naveen Jindal is the chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, and Chancellor of O.P Jindal Global University. He has also served as a former member of the Parliament, and Lok Sabha from Kurukshetra. Apart from his valuable contributions in the field of commerce, he has also immersed himself in the welfare of society. He is known for bagging a whooping ₹73.42 crore package for the fiscal year of 2011-2012, which only went to increase even further! He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Hans Raj College of Delhi University, and an MBA from the University of Texas in 1992.
10. Kumar Mangalam Birla
Saving the very best for the last, Kumar Mangalam Birla is one of the biggest Industrialists in India. He is the chairman of the infamous Aditya Birla Group, which is worth billions and billions of dollars. He has proved his worth to the whole world by showcasing his knack for all things commerce and business. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the H.R College of Commerce and Economics, as well as an MBA degree, which he completed from the London Business School. Needless to say, all his education paid him off big time!
There are countless individuals worldwide who have found success in the field of commerce and finance. Apart from a natural inclination, determination, and passion for having a career in business, you will also need a degree that teaches you all about it in careful detail. So, if you are someone who wishes to see your name appear in the biggest Business magazines, go ahead and prepare to enter into the world of commerce with a Bcom degree!