Naresh Goyal (Businessman) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Naresh Goyal (Businessman) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Naresh Goyal?

Naresh Goyal Is an Indian businessman who is the founder and Chairman of Jet Airways. He started operating Jet Airways in 1993 with initial seed money from Tail Winds incorporated, Isle of Man. Following the 2005 IPO of Jet Airways, Forbes magazine declared him the 16th richest person in India, with a net worth of US$1.9 billion.


Full NameNaresh Goyal
Date of Birth29 July 1949
Place of BirthSangrur, Punjab
Age (as of 2024)74
SpouseAnita Goyal
EducationBachelor of Commerce
Alma Mater Govt. Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala
OrganizationJet Airways
Known forFounder of Jet Airways
Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignN/A

Early life

Naresh Goyal was born in Sangrur, Punjab[8] in 1949 in the house of a jewellery dealer. His father died when he was a child.


In 1967, Goyal began his career as a cashier in his maternal uncle Seth Charan Das Ram Lal’s travel agency, East West Agencies, at a starting salary of Rs 300 a month. After graduating in Commerce, Goyal joined the travel business with the GSA for Lebanese International Airlines. From 1967 to 1974, he underwent extensive training in the travel business through his association with several foreign airlines. He travelled overseas extensively on business during this period. In 1969, he was appointed the public relations manager of Iraqi Airways and from 1971 to 1974 was the regional manager for ALIA, Royal Jordanian Airlines. He also worked with the Indian offices of Middle East Airlines (MEA), where he gained experience in various areas including ticketing, reservations and sales  in 1974, with £500 from his mother, he set up his own agency named Jetair, representing the likes of Air France, Austrian Airlines and Cathay Pacific. In 1975, he was appointed regional manager of Philippines Airlines in India. In September 2019, the Enforcement Directorate questioned Goyal for investigating charges of foreign exchange violation against him. He was detained and questioned for money laundering by the ED in 2020. Goyal was arrested by the ED in September 2023 after questioning him for 8 to 10 hours. An FIR had been filed against Goyal based on a complaint by Canara Bank..

Family and Affairs

Naresh married Anita Goyal. Both have a daughter and a son.


Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Services from Ernst & Young : September 2010

Distinguished Alumni Award-2000 for meritorious and distinguished performance as an entrepreneur : October 2000

The first BML Munjal Award for Excellence in Learning & Development in the Private Sector category : 6 January 2006

NDTV Profit Business Award 2006 : 28 July 2006

Accorded the TATA AIG – Lifetime Achievement Award : 8 September 2007

Travel Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 19th annual TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Travel Awards             25 October 2007

Man of the Year Award by the Aviation Press Club (APC) : 9 April 2008

Business Person of the Year award by UK Trade & Investment at the India Business Awards 2008, 9thSeptember 2008

CNBC TV18 India Business Leader Awards : 22 January 2009

International Entrepreneurs of the Year by the readers of Asian Voice :27 February 2009

Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year by the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) : August 2010

Hall of Fame honour from Hotel Investment Forum of India 2011 : January 2011

Belgium conferred the Commandeur of the Order of Leopold II, one of the country’s highest civilian distinctions : November 2011

Amity Leadership Award for Business Excellence : October 2012


Net Worth$1.9 billion
Salary / IncomeN/A

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