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# 2166 John Phillips 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/11/2024
-$7.9M (-0.55%)

# 2166 John Phillips 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/11/2024
-$7.9M (-0.55%)
OccupationFounder, Divi's Laboratories
Source of WealthInvestments
ResidenceToronto, Canada
Marital StatusMarried
EducationLaw Degree, University of Toronto; BS, University of Toronto (Trinity College)
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$592.15M
John Phillips
John Phillips
Net worth: $1.43B

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Early Life

Murali Divi, the founder of Divi's Laboratories, hails from a small town in Andhra Pradesh.
His father managed a family of 14 on a modest pension of Rs 10,000 per month.
Studied PUC in Machilipatnam before pursuing Bachelor of Pharmacy at the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
Was not a stellar student but the decision to attend Manipal Academy of Higher Education proved pivotal in his career.

Early Career

In 1976, Murali Divi moved to the US to pursue a career as a pharmacist after studying to become a chemist.
He worked in various pharmaceutical companies in the US, earning approximately $65,000 annually.
After a stint abroad, Divi returned to India and joined Dr. Reddy's Labs in 1984.
In 1990, he founded Divi's Laboratories, initially focusing on developing commercial processes for manufacturing APIs and intermediates.

Career Highlights

Started career in India with Dr. Reddy's Labs in 1984 after working in the US pharmaceutical industry.
Founded Divi's Laboratories in 1990, concentrating on API and intermediates manufacturing.
Expanded operations with the establishment of the company's first manufacturing facility in Choutuppal, Telangana, in 1995.
Established the second manufacturing facility near Visakhapatnam in 2002.
Reported revenue of Rs 88 billion in March 2022.
Divi's Laboratories is the world's largest manufacturer of more than ten generic active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Divi's Laboratories

Divi's Laboratories, headquartered in Hyderabad, India, was established in 1990 as Divi's Research Centre before becoming Divi's Laboratories Limited in 1994.
Initially focused on developing commercial processes, the company expanded into API and intermediates manufacturing.
The company has a significant presence in the global market for APIs, holding between 60% and 85% market share in certain generics.
Offers custom synthesis services to multinational pharmaceutical companies and manufactures nutraceutical ingredients through its subsidiary, Divi's Nutraceuticals.

Financial Information
Divi's Laboratories reported revenue of $965 million annually, with nearly 90% of it coming from exports.
The company's market capitalization stands at nearly Rs 1.3 lakh crore (over $17 billion).

The company operates three manufacturing facilities and three R&D centers across India, with units in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Manufacturing facilities include units in Choutuppal, Lingojigudem, and Chippada villages.

How long would it take you to become as rich as John Phillips?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.41% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach John Phillips's net worth of $1.43B.

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  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

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Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey