5 Things About Anand Mahindra That Prove He Believes In Leading A Simple Life Despite His Wealth

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Anand Mahindra has to be one of the most approachable Indian billionaires. He appears to be very approachable to the common man since he is so friendly, enterprising, and humorous.

His 7.7 million Twitter followers are only statistical evidence of his popularity; Anand Mahindra’s active engagements on Twitter demonstrate how much people respect and admire him.

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Anand Mahindra is one of India’s wealthiest individuals, with a net worth of 1.6 billion dollars. However, unlike his contemporaries, Anand Mahindra does not believe in flaunting his wealth.

The man is known for his kind simplicity and humble attitude on life, which makes him an excellent role model. The man does not own a lot of fancy items, but he does have the essential needs that a Chairman of a conglomerate like Mahindra & Mahindra is expected to have (M&M).

Here are five more points that support our assertion that despite his wealth, millionaire Anand Mahindra swears by living a simple life:

1. Has Been Living In The Same House For Years

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According to accounts, Anand Mahindra had been a tenant in the same bungalow that his grandpa and M&M Founder, KC Mahindra, had rented decades before he was even born, on Mumbai’s Nepean Sea Road.

When the owners intended to destroy and redevelop the home and requested Mr Mahindra to leave, he went ahead and bought the 13,000 sq ft ‘Gulistan’ property for a whopping Rs 270 crore about a decade ago. He still resides in the house where he grew up.

2. Drives A Simple Car

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Mr Mahindra, although being an automobile magnate, does not own many flashy automobiles. The Mahindra Chairman is a firm believer in his own products and owns a fleet of Mahindra SUVs.

Though he changes his automobiles on a regular basis, he used to drive Mahindra Scorpio and TUV 300 Plus, both of which are mid-range SUVs, and his most recent update was in 2019 when he bought his current car, the Alturas G4.

3. Doesn’t Wear A Watch

It’s hard to believe that someone as powerful and busy as this man can go through life without wearing a watch, right? But, contrary to popular belief, Mr Mahindra does not wear timepieces or have a dazzling collection of luxury watches, as one might expect of a billionaire.

In a tweet dated August 2018, Mr Mahindra shared that he had stopped wearing watches, though a particular design was tantalising him to change his mind. But mind you, even then, he was wondering if the said watch would be too expensive.

4. Gets Amazed By Simple WhatsApp Forwards

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If you have been a loyal follower, you know that Anand Mahindra has a dedicated hashtag named #whatsappwonderbox which he uses to share inspiring or innovative messages that come to him as WhatsApp forwards.

Mr Mahindra is recognised for constantly sharing his findings, as well as his personal thoughts on the subject, with his followers. And Mr Mahindra’s supporters will tell you that his ability to see decency and utility in the most mundane of things puts him apart from many others.

5. He Confessed To Wearing A Lungi At Home

Mr Mahindra recently made a statement on his Twitter account that many found hard to accept.

Anand Mahindra said that he wears a lungi at home while publishing a post about the new work from home video-call attires in light of the COVID-19 lockout.

Not only that, but he also acknowledged to wearing one during a video conversation with his colleagues. Who’d have guessed, right?