Prem Watsa, who migrated to Canada with just $8 and an engineering degree, is now the 'Canadian Warren Buffett’.

He heads the $10 billion annual revenue-generating Fairfax Financial Holdings.

He has also made some profitable investments in Indian companies, notably Digit Insurance.

Beyond his business acumen, he is also on the boards of educational institutions and healthcare organizations.

A philanthropist by heart, Watsa's deep commitment to his Indian roots was evident in his contributions to various initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite his remarkable achievements, Watsa keeps a low public profile.