This article has been just updated: January 6th, 2020
The most notable list of the richest men in India is Forbes’s rich list. Interestingly, four Indians have made the top 100 list of Forbes World billionaires. They are Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Shiv Nadar, and Lakshmi Mittal. Overall, there are 106 Indians on the Forbes list. There is also a woman’s name in the top 10 list of India’s richest people.
So let’s see “India’s 10 Richest People”
10. Savitri Jindal
Savitri Jindal is the chairperson of Jindal Group and is the widow of its founder Om Prakash Jindal. On his tragic death in a helicopter crash in 2005, group companies – including JSW Steel, JSW Energy, JSW Infrastructure and Jindal Steel & Power – were divided into four sons. Net Worth: $ 8.2 billion, Age: 68, Industry: Steel,
9. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
In 1966, Cyrus S. Poonawalla established the Serum Institute of India and made it one of the world’s largest vaccine makers. Poonawala horse is the son of the breeder. Net Worth: $ 8.3 billion, Age: 73, Industry: Vaccine, Source of Wealth: Self-Made.
8. Uday Kotak
After turning down an attractive job offer from Hindustan Unilever (India unit of Unilever) after its MBA, Uday Kotak started his own finance firm in 1985. In 2003, he turned it into Kotak Mahindra Bank. Now it is included in the top four banks of India. In the Private Sector Net Worth: $ 10.5 billion, Age: 59, Industry: Banking, Source of Money: Self-Made.
7. Radhakishan Damani
In 2002, the Mumbai-based investor Radhakishan Damani invested in retail with a suburban store. After a successful IPO in 2017, his supermarket chain, D-mart, was not untouched by the e-commerce wave in India. Net Worth: $ 10.9 billion, Age: 63, Industry: Retail and Investment, Source of Wealth: Self-Made.
6. Dilip Shanghvi
In 1983, Dilip Shanghvi borrowed 200 dollars from his father to launch Sun Pharmaceutical. Now, the company is the world’s fourth-largest feature-generator manufacturer. Net Worth: $ 11.9 billion, Age: 62, Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Source of Wealth: Self-Made.
5. Kumar Birla
Kumar Birla is the President of Aditya Birla Group, one of India’s most valuable group. At the age of 28, he inherited the family empire when his father Aditya Birla passed away. Net Worth: $ 14.8 billion, Age: 51, Industry: Commodity, Telecommunication, and Financial Services.
4. Shiv Nadar
In 1976, Shiv Nadar cofounded HCL to make a microprocessor in a garage. Now, the company is India’s fourth-largest software-service provider. Net Worth: $ 14.8 billion Age: 68 Industry: Software Services Source of Money: Self-Created.
3. Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker. In 2006, he merged Mittal Steel with France’s Arcelor in a deal of $ 33 billion. Net Worth: $ 18.1 billion, Age: 68, Industry: Steel, Source: Legacy and Self-Made.
2. Azim Premji
Azim Premji is the winner of India’s third-largest software services provider Wipro. He returned from Stanford University in 1966 and handled his family’s cooking-oil business when his father died. Later they expanded into the software. Net Worth: $ 20.9 billion, Age: 73, Industry: Software Services, Source of Wealth: Self-Created.
1. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and oil-to-retail group Reliance Industries’s largest shareholder. The company was founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966 as a garment maker. In 2016, he revolutionized India’s telecommunications sector with cheap mobile data and calling services.
The company is equal to 50 rupees ($ 0.70) per gigabyte and the monthly plan is 149 rupees ($ 2). Net Worth: $ 47.8 billion, Age: 61, Industry: Oil and Gas, Telecom, Retail, Petrochemical, Textiles and Telecomsource, Wealth: Heritage and Self-Made.
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