Biznextindia : Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries has slipped to 13th spot in the list of world’s richest people. However, he has retained his place as the richest Indian and 2nd richest Asian in the world.
As per the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Mukesh with a net worth of USD 74.3 billion is at the 13th spot. His wealth has dropped USD 2.36 billion on year-on-year basis. Similarly, as per the ‘Forbes Real Time Billionaires’ list he is also at the 13th place with a net worth of USD 74.1 billion.
Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani group, with a net worth of USD 34 billion is second richest Indian followed by Wipro Group founder Azim Premji with a net worth of USD 27 billion and HCL co-founder and Chairman Shiv Nadar, with a net worth of USD 25.1 billion, at the 3rd and 4th place respectively.
However, as per the Forbes list Shiv Nadar with a net worth of USD 25.1 billion is the 3rd richest Indian. Interestingly, Forbes list has placed Premji, one of India’s top philanthropists, at the 13th place with a net worth of 8.6 billion.
Meanwhile, Tesla and spaceX chief Elon Musk has cemented his position as the richest person in the World with a net worth of USD 209 billion. He is followed by Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos ( Net worth USD 186 billion) and Microsoft founder and Philanthropist Bill Gates (Net worth USD 134 billion) at the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
China’s bottled water king Zhong Shanshan (Net worth USD 95.1 billion) is the only Asian in the world’s top 10 richest.
India’s top 10 richest
- Mukesh Ambani ($74.3B) Energy
- Gautam Adani ($34.0B) Industrial
- Azim Premji ($27.4B) Technology
- Shiv Nadar ($25.1B) Technology
- Lakshmi Mittal ($17.3B) Commodities
- Cyrus Poonawalla ($16.4B) Health Care
- Uday Kotak ($16.1B) Finance
- Radhakishan Damani ( $15.9B) Retail
- Dilip Shanghvi ($10.7B) Health Care
- Sunil Mittal ($9.42B) Media & Telecom