The school dropout who turned the business of managing wealth on its head

He’s just 34 years old and is already leading two of the largest disruptors in stock trading and wealth management spaces. While Zerodha is a broking outfit started about 10 years ago, True Beacon, which caters to a high networth individual and ultra HNI customer base, is a much more recent enterprise, founded in October 2019.

And it is already managing assets worth Rs 400 crore or thereabouts. Yet, it would astound you to know that Nikhil Kamath quit formal education at age 15, when he was in the 9th standard, to take up playing chess professionally. He continued …