‘It’s not real cash…’: What Zerodha’s Nikhil Kamath has to say about Bengaluru’s tech companies driven paper wealth


Nikhil Kamath, co-founder of Zerodha, has known as the character of wealth in Bengaluru, suggesting that a lot of it could be superficial somewhat than tangible. He identified that people within the metropolis usually accumulate wealth via inventory choices and related paper property, significantly these employed within the tech sector.
“…it’s not real money. If my friend here in the first row were to start a company, and I buy 0.1% of his company paying $1,000 for it, that makes his company worth $2 billion.So while you were talking about Bombay, Delhi and Bangalore as three different republics, Bangalore has the most paper wealth, and very little expendable wealth,” he stated in an interview to The Print.
Kamath emphasised that the first supply of wealth in Bengaluru is tech companies, which may create an phantasm of affluence with out substantial disposable earnings.
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“If you were to look at people from each of these three places, you will see that stark difference. Another difference Bangalore has from Bombay and Delhi is the paper rich from here, made money in tech companies and tech companies have no cash. And one will realise that with more cash, people are more cavalier with their spending patterns, I would say,” he stated.
“Paper money is complicated. Paper money gives you the appearance of wealth without the generic stuff that wealth brings with it,” he added.
Reflecting on his personal profession beginnings, Kamath recalled his first job at a name middle in Bengaluru, the place he earned Rs 8,000 promoting insurance coverage. He famous the distinction in experiences as his friends graduated and entered the workforce.
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Nikhil Kamath additionally stated that he continues to stay in a rented home by alternative somewhat than proudly owning one. He defined his stance, citing issues over what he views as inflated property values. Kamath expressed that he doesn’t put cash in real property as a result of the valuations are “ridiculous and retarded”.
“The only one home that I have is where my parents live and that is more for emotional reasons, it will never make sense for me to buy a home because the rental yield I am dishing out is significantly lower than the capital deployed, the returns they give me,” he stated.

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