Update: 7th November 2022:
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away on 14th August 2022. His estate which includes his portfolio of shares, is being managed on his wife Rekha Jhunjhunwala and Utpal Sheth.
By end of the September 2022 quarter, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio net worth was around ₹33,300 crore. As of the end of Q1FY23, the portfolio was worth of ₹25,500 crore. SO, there is an unrealized gain of about 30% in the portfolio.
Additions to the portfolio:
Rekha Jhunjhunwala has bought 42,50,000 equity shares or 7.91% in Singer India as of September 30, 2022. This is a new addition to Jhunjhunwalas’ portfolio.
Jhunjhunwala is an old investor in Tata Communications. In Q2FY23, the shareholding was increased by 0.53% to 4,575,687 equity shares or 1.61% in the company. Earlier, by end of Q1FY23, the shareholding was around 3,075,687 equity shares or 1.08% in the company.
Titan is the crown jewel in the portfolio of Rakesh Jhunjhunwalas.
In Q2FY23, Jhunjhunwala increased shareholding in Titan to 1.69% or 15,023,575 equity shares compared to the previous 1.07% stake or 9,540,575 equity shares. The holding is 49,200,970 equity shares or 5.5% in Titan in Q2FY23.
Fortis has been added to the portfolio in Q2FY23. As of September 30, 2022, Jhunjhunwala’s holding is 9,202,108 equity shares or 1.22%. The total holding of the estate is 35,152,108 equity shares or 4.66% in Fortis in Q1FY23.
Jhunjhunwala increased the shareholding in NCC by 0.16% to 7,93,33,266 equity shares or 12.64% in NCC.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala had recommended Tata Motors to us on a number of ocassions. His shareholding in Tata Motors has increased to 1.11% or 36,750,000 equity shares in Q2FY23 compared to the previous 1.09%.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Wiki, Bio
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, popularly known as the Badshah of Dalal Street, needs no introduction to us.
He is a self-made Billionaire with a net worth of $4 Billion according to Forbes.
Of this, approximately Rs. 28,000 crore is invested in Indian stocks listed on the BSE and the NSE as of 4th February 2018.
The astonishing aspect is that Rakesh Jhunjhunwala started his career as a trader and investor in stocks a few decades ago with only Rs. 5,000 as his net worth.
He has demonstrated incredible skill and talent in being able to convert such a paltry amount into a massive fortune of USD 4 Billion.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was born on 5th July 1960 and is presently 60 years old.
His father was an Income Tax Officer.
He did his BCom from the Sydenham College.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is married to Rekha Jhunjhunwala. He has three children.
He is known to be very close to his family and spends quality time with them after the trading hours on the stock market.
Forbes has certified that Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is the 53rd richest man in India. His net worth has been estimated at USD 4 Billion.
Much of the net worth is invested in stocks of listed and unlisted companies.
The investment in listed companies is estimated at about Rs. 28,000 crore.
There are also investments in real estate, including a palatial house in Mumbai and a farm house in Lonavala.
Rare Enterprises is a partnership firm formed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala as an investment vehicle to invest in stocks of listed and unlisted companies.
Rare is also a vehicle by which partnership opportunities are offered to deserving persons who demonstrate exceptional ability such as Utpal Seth and Atul Suri.
Latest portfolio & holdings
The latest portfolio and holdings of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala as of date are as follows:
Nos of shares
Value of portfolio
% of Portfolio
|Agro Tech Foods||879.5||8.69||20,03,259||₹176,18,66,291||#N/A|
|Geojit Financial Services||67.2||0.3||1,80,37,500||₹121,21,20,000||#N/A|
|IndiaBulls Housing Finance||202.1||-1||55,00,000||₹111,15,50,000||#N/A|
|Karur Vysya Bank||155.55||0.58||3,59,83,516||₹559,72,35,914||#N/A|
|Prozone Intu Properties||#N/A||#N/A||31,50,000||#N/A||#N/A|
|Va Tech Wabag||596.8||-2.36||50,00,000||₹298,40,00,000||#N/A|
|TOTAL NET WORTH||#N/A||#N/A|
Titan Company is one where Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has the maximum conviction. He holds stocks worth nearly 10,400 crore and this comprises of nearly 35% of the total portfolio value.
The other high conviction stocks include Star Health, Metro Brands, CRISIL, Escorts, NCC and Federal Bank.
There are also a number of low conviction stocks where the allocation of funds is not significant bearing in mind the size of the portfolio.
Latest stock picks of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and new buys to the portfolio
Performance of the portfolio in 2022
The portfolio has performed quite well in 2022 with some stocks giving a return in excess of 50%.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala stock-picking strategy & mantra
In an interview to Outlook, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala revealed his stock-picking mantra. He stated that he looks at growth, valuation, liquidity, and the company’s cash flows.
“I pay a price for picking the wrong companies too. When I buy companies, I am adopting them. If they don’t deliver, then I have made a mistake in choosing them. It is true that some companies approach me, which I assess. Others, I choose,” he said.
He also stated that when he believes in a story, he backs his conviction with large sums of money.
He also revealed that one should not be dogmatic.
“Not being dogmatic has helped me become a better stock-picker. You have to accommodate others’ point of view,” he added.
Kalpraj Dharamshi, one of Rakesh Junjhunwala’s friends revealed that he always takes contrarian calls, because that is where the opportunity lies. If a stock has been discovered by the market, then the valuation will reflect that.
In another interview to CNBCTV18, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala revealed that what sets him apart from other investors in the stock market is the ability to take risk.
“One thing which keeps me apart is that I have got guts. I may have Rs 1,000 in my bank but if I think the deal is worth a crore – I will do it. I have guts and setbacks don’t put me off. I feel them for 10 minutes but then I am ready to fight back,” he explained.
Admirer of Stanley Druckenmiller, the top hedge fund manager
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala revealed that he admires the investment abilities of Stanley Druckenmiller, the top hedge fund manager. Stanley Druckenmiller ran a hedge fund named ‘Duquesne Capital Management’. The fund had a stellar record, with an average annual return of roughly 30% and no single money-losing year on record. Stanley Druckenmiller’s net worth stands at $4.7 billion as of date.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has made it amply clear on a number of occasions that he is desirous of donating a large part (in excess of 50%) of his wealth for charitable and philanthropic activities. He is a generous contributor to a number of charitable institutions. He personally sponsors the education of nearly 400 school going children who come from a disadvantaged background.
In an interview to ZEETV, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala confirmed that he will donate 25% of his net worth o charity.
— Zee Business (@ZeeBusiness) January 23, 2018
“Amitabh Bachchan” of the stock market – Marwaris & the Market
Mini Menon of Live History India described Rakesh Jhunjhunwala as the “Amitabh Bachchan” of Dalal Street for his incredible achievements. The duo had a free-wheeling discussion of the contribution that marwaris have made to the Indian stock market and what makes them such successful investors.
Six tips On how to find multibagger stocks
In his latest interview to ET NOW, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has offered tips to investors on how to find multibagger stocks.
He offered six important tips that we should follow to be able to find multibagger stocks:
(i) Pay the lowest price and get the greatest value:
“The most critical decision is price. While it is important what we buy, it is more important at what price we buy,” Rakesh Jhunjhunwala said.
He gave two examples to illustrate the tip.
In 1999, he bought 55% of United Spirits and United Breweries for a paltry sum of Rs 6 crore.
The stocks were cheap because Vijay Mallya had a dubious reputation even then of being a “thief” and of siphoning off funds from his companies.
The concerns about Vijay Mallya’s management had destroyed the valuations of United Spirits and United Breweries to such an extent that they were quoting at throwaway valuations.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala realized that he could buy 55% of India’s liquor industry at a valuation of Rs 100 crore. This meant that the entire liquor industry in India was being valued at Rs only 200 crore.
Obviously, the valuations were ridiculous.
The value of the investment in United Spirits and United Breweries today is Rs 2000 crore.
(ii) Size of the opportunity:
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala explained that there is a direct co-relation between the size of the opportunity and the growth prospects of the stock.
Infosys is an example of this.
The rapid growth of the internet gave Infosys the opportunity and means to also grow at a rapid pace.
(iii) Quality of management:
The mere fact that there is a huge scale of opportunity is not sufficient if the management does not have the vision and the ability to capitalize on the opportunity, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala emphasized.
He cited the example of Mastek to illustrate how poor management can squander away all chances to make it big.
Though Mastek and Infosys were born on the same day and had the same advantages, Infosys grew to be a behemoth while Mastek is still a small company.
(iv) Pay the price for a Maruti and get the return of a Mercedes:
“The return on a Maruti should be that of a Mercedes,” Rakesh Jhunjhunwala said.
He also advised that we should invest in those small-caps which stand chance of becoming large-cap stocks in the foreseeable future.
(v) Don’t overanalyze:
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala advised that the analysis of the stock should be confined to important aspects of working capital cycle, capital intensity and the integrity of the management.
He also pointed out that he does not overanalyze a stock. He decide on an investment in one hour even if there are unanswered questions.
(vi) Patience is the key for stocks to become multibaggers:
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala emphasized that investors who expect their stocks to turn into multibaggers overnight are making a big mistake.
He explained that usually investments test the patience of the investor and lead him to doubt whether he has made a wrong investment.
He cited Escorts as an example of where if investors have the patience and ability to hold on for long periods of time, multibagger gains can ensue.
Escorts surged from Rs 125 to Rs 850 even though for two and a half years, it did nothing.
Investors must have conviction, patience and luck, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala advised.