1. Mukesh Ambani – $102 billion
The wealthiest person in India, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries occupies the Tenth slot in the world’s richest persons’ list. Mukesh Ambani has a net worth of $102 billion. Much of Mukesh’s wealth ensues from the petrochemicals and oil and gas businesses built by his father Dhirubhai Ambani — a business icon in his own right— but Mukesh is pivoting to more consumer-facing businesses like telecom and retail. Reliance Jio is one of the largest telecom networks in India today and has already raised over $20 billion in recent months and the next leg of fundraising will be for retail.
2. Gautam Adani – $71.7 billion
Gautam Adani’s net worth as per the latest forbes records is $71.7 billion. He is the Second richest person in India and ranks 15 on the list of the world’s richest. Apart from Mundra Port, the largest in India, his wealth-generating portfolios include a range of commodities, power generation including renewable energy (like solar farms), and transmission to name a few.
3. Shiv Nadar – $31.5 billion
With his $31.5 billion estimated net worth, Shiv Nadar ranks as the third richest person in India. HCL Technologies founded by him is a (₹) 274826 crore (market value) company and one of the largest software services exporters in the world today. With its presence in over 45 countries on the globe, HCL Technologies makes Shiv Nadar claim the 41th slot in the list of world’s richest persons.
4. Radhakishan Damani & Family – $ 22.1 billion
Radhakishan Damani’s net worth of $22.1 billion, which makes him the fourth richest person in India today. He occupies the 101 position in the global rich list. Radhakishan Damani is a veteran Mumbai stock market investor who founded the supermarket chain DMart which went public in 2017, and eventually went on to be the world’s most-valued retail chain for its unique model that makes the holding company Avenue Supermarts more profitable than many of its peers.
5. Savitri Jindal & Family – $18.6 billion
Standing at the 106th position in the world and the richest woman in India is Savitri Jindal, the 70-year-old chair of a multibillion dollar conglomerate, who’s worth $18.6 billion. India’s women billionaires also include the heads of pharmaceutical, software, and consumer goods companies.
6. Cyrus Poonawalla – $18.2 billion
Ranked as the 6th wealthiest person in India, Cyrus Poonawalla has a net worth of $18.2 billion. He founded the Serum Institute of India in 1966 and it is today the largest producer of vaccines for measles, influenza and polio. At present, the company is also co-developing two vaccines for COVID-19 and has a significant lead over other similar researches that are underway. In the world’s wealthiest persons list he ranks in the 110th position.
7. Lakshmi Mittal – $ 17.6 billion
The Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, Sunil Mittal has a net worth of $17.6 billion and ranks as the Seventh richest person in India. His wealth status positions him in the 115 place on the world’s richest persons list. He is known for turning sick steel producing companies into profitable ventures across the world. He most recently bagged the bankrupt Essar Steel in India, which was owned by the Ruia family.
8. Kumar Birla – $16.1 billion
Standing at the 131th position in the world’s richest persons’ list, Kumar Birla has a net worth of $16.1 billion, which makes him the Eighth wealthiest person in India. The head of Aditya Birla Group which he inherits for the fourth generation in row, his group is concerned with producing cement and aluminum alongside retail, telecom and financial services.
9. Uday Kotak – $16.1 billion
The founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak, occupies the fifth position on the list of India’s richest. With a net worth of $16.1 billion, Kotak takes 132nd place on the world’s richest persons’ list.
10. Dilip Shanghvi – $14.4 billion
The tenth richest person in India is Dilip Shanghvi whose latest net worth is $14.4 billion. The founder of Sun Pharma, Dilip Shanghvi has turned his firm into the largest player in the manufacturing of specialty generic drugs. He has also invested in energy and oil ventures. On the world’s richest persons’ list, he ranks in the 146th position.