Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev) Biography, Achievement, net worth

Jagadish "Jaggi" Vasudev, also known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yoga instructor and proponent of spirituality. He has been teaching yoga since 1982, primarily in the south of India. In 1992, he established the Isha Foundation, which oversees an ashram, a yoga studio, and runs educational programmes near to Coimbatore. Vasudev is an active speaker at conferences all over the world and a prolific writer.


Age60 years old
Date of Birth13 September, 1957
Full NameJagadish Vasudev
ProfessionIndian Yogi and Mystic
BirthplaceMysuru, Karnataka
Zodiac SignVirgo


Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev)

Sadhguru Personal life

Jaggi, also known as Jagadish Vasudev, was born in Mysore, Karnataka, India, on September 3, 1957. He was the youngest of Susheela Vasudev's (mother) and B.V. Vasudev's five children (father). His mother was a housewife, while his father worked as an ophthalmologist at the Mysuru Railway Hospital.

In 1984, Vasudev wed his bride, Vijikumari. Radhe, Vijikumari and Jaggi's lone child, was born in 1990. On January 23, 1997, Vijikumari passed away. The Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai served as Radhe's Bharatanatyam training ground. In 2014, she wed Indian classical singer Sandeep Narayan.

After finishing his official education, Vasudev had no desire to pursue further study. Nonetheless, he enrolled in the University of Mysore the next year and began studying English literature there. Vasudev placed second in his literary class. Sadhguru started a career in business despite the fact that his parents encouraged him to pursue postgraduate courses as a way to further his knowledge.

Vasudev loved riding motorbikes when he was younger. The Chamundi Hills near Mysore were one of his favourite spots to drive, though he occasionally travelled far beyond, even as far as Nepal.

Sadhguru Career

In order to start his first business, Vasudev borrowed money and built a chicken farm in a remote location of Mysore. While constructing his farm, he established a company named Buildaids and entered the construction business.

He gave one of his businesses to a friend when he was 25 and left for a yearlong journey. Vasudev said that his key driving force for starting a business was to finance his urge to explore the world.

In 1983, he taught his first yoga class in Mysore. Over time, he began conducting yoga classes throughout Karnataka and Hyderabad, traveling by motorcycle, subsisting on the output of his rented chicken farm, and giving away the money his students had amassed.

Vasudev embarked on a motorcycle tour across Europe and the Middle East in 2022 that lasted 100 days and covered 30,000 kilometers in an effort to spread the word about the necessity of "rescuing soil" from degradation.

Vasudev recalls having his first spiritual encounter after turning 25 even though he wasn't raised in a religious family. On September 23, 1982, Vasudev drove up Chamundi Hill and sat on a stone where he had his first religious encounter. He clarified that "I've always believed that this is who I am.

But suddenly everything around me, including the air I was inhaling and the rock I was sitting on, had changed into who I was." Vasudev had another such encounter at home after around six days. He quit his enterprises six weeks later and spent a lot of time traveling in an effort to gain an understanding of his spiritual encounters. He made the decision to teach yoga after roughly a year of travel and meditation in order to share his inner experience.

Furthermore, he established the "Isha Foundation," which is highly known around the world. Via the Isha Foundation, which he uses to carry out his yoga-related activities, he has established social and community development initiatives. 

More than 9 million altruistic volunteers, including the "ECOSOC" (the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations), who collaborate with domestic and international organizations in appropriate harmony and balance, provide him with support and inspiration. Its foundation heats the whole earth.

Sadhguru Isha Foundation

The "Isha Foundation" was started by him. This essentially non-profit company was established in 1992 and mostly organizes yoga-related activities. It focuses on spiritual practice. This institution was established not far from Coimbatore, and a year after starting, it received recognition on a global scale and kept growing. In addition to Australia, Singapore, China, the US, and India, it offers yoga programmes in a number of other countries as well.

Moreover, "The Foundation" aids several projects and plans for regional and local growth. The goal of the multi-phased "Action for Rural Rejuvenation" (ARR) project, which was established in 2003, is to raise the level of living and general well-being of rural populations. The objective of this effort is for every village in Tamil Nadu, India, to fully learn and succeed.

The organization's Project Green Hands (PGH) initiative, which was introduced in Tamil Nadu in 2004, is primarily an ecological and environmental project. The main objective of this effort is to plant 114 million or more trees across Tamil Nadu in order to increase the state's forest cover and give its citizens a more calm and healthy atmosphere.

His comments are frequently used at venues and events that are held all over the world. He has previously spoken to audience members at the "United Nations Millennium Global Peace Summit." He is a well-known and active public speaker. Furthermore, he delivered speeches at the "World Economic Forum" in each of the following four years: 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

He also enjoys writing, and remarkably, he has created around 100 pieces in eight different languages. He is also a fantastic poet who likes writing poems in his own time. His poetry is built of peace and love.

To address challenges caused by river pollution and escalating water shortages, Jaggi founded the "Rally for Rivers" initiative in 2017. In honor of the dedication of the Adiyogi Shiva statue at the Isha Foundation that year, Jaggi Vasudev's 112-foot-tall Shiva monument was erected.

In addition to Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy and Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Designing Your Future, Vasudev is the author of several more works that have all reached The New York Times Best Seller list. Mystic's Reflections and Death: An Inside Story were written by Vasudev.

A renowned orator, he has been invited to speak at a number of prestigious events and conferences around the world, including the Millennium World Peace Summit of the United Nations, the British House of Lords, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the International Institute for Management Development. He also spoke at the annual World Economic Forum in 2007, 2017, and 2020.

Awards and Achievements

  • According to research from "India Today," he was listed as the 40th most powerful Indian in 2019.
  • He, too, was named one of the 100 most powerful Indians in 2010 by "The Indian Express" for his work in this area (environmental conservation and promoting public involvement in ecological issues).
  • His "Project Green Hands" (PGH) was honored in June 2012 when the Indian government awarded it the "Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar."
  • His achievements in the spirituality industry earned him the prized "Padma Vibhushan," India's second-highest civilian award, from the Indian government in 2017.

Sadhguru Net worth

A well-known and well-liked Yoga and Spiritual Guru is Jaggi Vasudev. He had a significant following throughout India. His financial wealth was a topic of interest to his followers. In dollars, Sadhguru's net worth is reported to be above $25 million, but in Indian rupees, it is somewhere around Rs 200 crore. He is unquestionably a prominent and well-liked spiritual figure in India.

Sadhguru Controversies

Yoga and a guru Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, who has frequently exhorted followers to practice patience, lost his temper in the middle of a BBC Tamil interview and requested that the cameras be turned off. This occurred when K Subagunam of BBC Tamil was interviewing him. A video footage of the interview that shows Jaggi becoming more agitated by the journalist's queries has become popular on social media.

The two begin the discussion by discussing Jaggi's 'Save Soil Movement,' which was launched in March of this year. Sadhguru is currently using his two-wheeler to visit to various regions for the same. But, as the discussion turns to the contentious environmental clearance for his Isha Foundation, Sadhguru becomes clearly agitated and repeatedly shushing the cameraman until ultimately requesting that the conversation be stopped.

In 2018, the Comptroller and Auditor General leveled serious accusations against Sadhguru's Isha Foundation, alleging that it had applied for the necessary clearances nearly three years after the buildings in Booluvapatti village in Coimbatore district had been completed without having received prior approval for their construction.

According to the CAG, between 1994 and 2008, many buildings totaling 32,856 square feet in the community were built with the required permits. Nevertheless, no No-Objection Certificate from the Hill Area Conservation Authority was obtained for the building between 2005 and 2008 (HACA). Isha requested a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) and authorization for the development from the Forest department in 2011.