A famous Indian industrialist, the son of industrialist Vittal Mallya, the chairman of United Breweries Group, the chairman of Kingfisher Airlines, Team Principal of Force India F1. A billionaire with the capital of 1,2 billion dollars.
Vijay Mallya was born on the 18th of September, 1955 in Bantval, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. In childhood he attended school La Martiniere for Boys school in Kolkata, where he was appointed House Captain (Hastings house) in his final year. Later he entered St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce degree. While in college, Mallya was interning in his family businesses. At the time of his father's death, Mallya was unanimously elected Chairman of United Breweries. in 2005 he established Kingfisher Airlines. Also
Mallya was elected to the Rajya Sabha – Upper House of India's Federal parliament in both 2002 and 2010 as an independent candidate from his home state of Karnataka.In 2007 purchased Force India F1 Team.
At school he was appointed House Captain in his final year.
He started working while he was in college. He worked for his company for Rs 400 per month. Later, Mallya went to the USA and worked for American Hoechst Corporation.
Vijay Mallya started his business with inheriting his father's UB Group that was associated with beverage production. Vijay Mallya managed to take the company to great heights. Under his dynamic leadership the group has grown into a multi-national conglomerate of over sixty companies.
"I'm always claiming that 24 by 7 isn't enough. ... I love challenges,"