Ramesh is popularly known as India’s “Billionaire Barber”. He owns more than 400 cars, most of them from luxury brands like BMW, Jaguar, and even Rolls Royce.
He began his career from giving Rs 75 haircut at his Bowring Institute, where he spends at least 5 hours every day, catering to his regular clientele. Ramesh Babu is the owner of a Rolls Royce Ghost, 11 Mercedes-Benz, 10 BMWs, 3 Audis, and 2 Jaguars. The latest addition to his growing collection is the Maybach.
The earnings from the salon are modest, but his fleet of cars under the name of Ramesh Tours and Travels is his main income source which includes 150 luxury cars. He rents them out to a good clientele and this fleet is what he has built over his 30-year journey.
Ramesh told The Mirror,
I don’t want to forget the suffering… the way my mother brought me up in poverty after my father’s death (from a heart attack when Ramesh was seven). So, I will continue to work in the salon. “God is with me and I have worked hard to reach here. My dream is to buy every luxurious car there is. And after the Rolls Royce, now it’s the Mercedes-Maybach. Driving this is a thrill.
Ramesh is the third person to own the Mercedes-Maybach S600 in the city. Apart from him, Vijay Mallya and a city-based builder have one.