Manoj Badale is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He was born in Jaipur, India, in 1969 and grew up in England. Badale is the co-founder of the investment firm Blenheim Chalcot and also the co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals, a franchise in the Indian Premier League.
Badale studied at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a degree in Natural Sciences. He began his career in finance, working for JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. In 1998, he co-founded Blenheim Chalcot with Charles Mindenhall. The firm specializes in building and scaling digital businesses, and it has invested in over 40 companies, including Agilisys, ClearScore, and Modulr.
In addition to his business interests, Badale is a committed philanthropist. He is a trustee of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and serves on the boards of several charities, including the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the British Asian Trust. Badale is also the chairman of the English Twenty20 cricket team, Middlesex Cricket.
Badale’s involvement with the Rajasthan Royals began in 2008 when he and several other investors purchased the franchise for $67 million. The team won the inaugural Indian Premier League that year and has since become one of the most successful franchises in the league. Badale has been credited with bringing a professional approach to the management of the team and for his efforts in promoting cricket in Rajasthan and throughout India.