Cyrus S. Poonawalla is an Indian billionaire businessman

the chairman and managing director of the Cyrus Poonawalla Group, which includes the Serum Institute of India 

an Indian biotech company which is the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world and Poonawalla Fincorp a leading NBFC in India 

In 2022, he is ranked as the 4th richest person in India on Forbes India rich list with a net worth of $24.3 billion 

He is ranked number 1 on the Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022 

Cyrus Poonawalla was born in a Gujarati Parsi (Zoroastrian) family 

Poonawalla founded the Serum Institute of India in 1966 and built it to the largest vaccine manufacturer (by doses) in the world 

Serum produces over 1.5 billion doses annually of a range of vaccines, including for measles, polio and flu 

Poonawalla was married to Villoo Poonawalla, who died in 2010 some text

They have a son, Adar, who currently works as the CEO of Serum Institute of India 

some Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of medicine, by the Government of India in 2005 

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had proposed supplying Ukraine with 100 thousand doses of the measles vaccine for free vaccination 

Dean’s medal from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2022 

Padma Bhushan, for his contribution in production of vaccines during COVID-19,in the field of Trade and Industry, by the Government of India in 2022