Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Begging is not a real profession. Because, as is known, they do not really work, but only hope for mercy from others.
In general, beggars are synonymous with poverty and have no place to live. But who would have thought, begging became a lucrative job for a man named Bharat Jain.
In fact, this man from Mumbai, India is known as the richest beggar in the world. It is estimated that currently he has assets of more than Rs 7.5 crore rupees or around Rp. 15 billion. Their children also received formal education.
According to reports FinancialExpress, the story of Bharat Jain from a simple figure to becoming a wealthy beggar is truly extraordinary. Born into an economically limited family, he was unable to pursue formal education. Because he did not go to school, it was difficult for Bharat Jain to find a stable job.
Despite these obstacles, Bharat Jain managed to change his life and that of his family through his uncommon profession.
Bharat earns Rs 60,000-75,000 (equivalent to IDR 11 million) a month by begging. He also owns a two-bedroom apartment in Mumbai worth Rs 1.2 crore, and also rents out his two shops in Thane for Rs 30,000 per month.
Through his years of working as a beggar, Bharat Jain was able to amass a fortune to buy various goods and assets.
While many people work hard to earn just a few hundred rupees, Bharat manages to earn Rs 2,000-2,500 per day (Rp. 365,000 to Rp. 500,000) in 10 to 12 hours.
Bharat Jain and his family live comfortably in a two-room apartment, their children go to school, and the rest of the family own a stationery shop.
Bharat was constantly advised not to beg. However, Bharat did not heed this advice and continued his work by begging.
Even though he is already rich, Bharat Jain is known to continue to beg in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus or Azad Maidan area.
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