It is challenging to stay static with this fluctuating industrial scenario. By far, India has been prosperous in producing several billionaires who maintained a significant position on the list of Indian billionaires. These wealthiest persons are known by people worldwide. Here we are providing the top ten richest personalities in India. Th of April The list has been curated with the real-time statistics provided by Forbes on the 17th of April, 2021.
Top 10 Richest Persons In India (Indian Billionaires)
We are happy to say that India has given birth to some gems and this list includes some of them. Yet there are many, but we are keeping it short and straightforward. We have also placed the personalities in the order of their positions in India.
Let us get to know the wealthiest Indian personalities who have managed to hold their respective positions even in this Covid-19 pandemic.
Mukesh Ambani is the wealthiest person in India, occupying the fifth slot in the list of ‘World’s Richest Person’. He has a net worth of $73.6 billion. Mukesh had acquired much of his wealth from the oil and gas as well as the petrochemicals business that his father Dhirubhai Ambani conducted. His father was a self-made business icon. However, Mukesh is inclined towards more consumer-facing businesses such as retail and telecom. He owns one of the largest telecom businesses in India, Reliance Jio. The company has raised over $20 billion in the past months. The upcoming leg of fundraising will be for the retail sector.
The latest Forbes records Gautam Adani’s net worth to be $56.2 billion. He is counted as the second richest Indian Billionaires. He ranks 22nd on the world’s wealthiest persons’ list. His wealth-generating portfolios constitute a range of commodities, transmission and power generation, including the solar farms, to name some. Apart from this, he owns the Mundra Port, which is the largest in India.
Shiv Nadar ranks the third richest person in India, with an estimated net worth of $24.7 billion. He has founded HCL Technologies with a market value of INR 27,4826 crore and is one of the largest exporters of software services globally. The company reserves its presence in over 45 countries worldwide. The company has made Shiv Nadar acquire the 68th slot in the world’s wealthiest persons’ list.
Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal. He has a net worth of $17.8 billion. In India, he ranks the fourth richest person. He has acquired 104th place on the world’s richest person’s list as per his net worth. He is most popularly known for turning the sick steel producing companies into profitable ventures across the globe. Recently, he has bagged the Essar Steel in India. The company had gone bankrupt and was earlier owned by the Ruia family.
Uday Kotak is the founder of the Kotak Mahindra Bank. He occupies the fifth position in the list of India’s richest personalities. He has a net worth of $14.6 billion, acquiring 136th place on the World’s Richest Persons’ list.
Radhakishan Damani & Family
The net worth accounted for by Radhakishan Damani is $14.5 billion. This makes him stand at the sixth position in the richest person on India’s list. He is the 141st global richest person. This famous personality is a veteran Mumbai-based stock market investor. He has founded a supermarket chain named DMart and went public in 2017. The brand became the most valued retail chain in the world for its unique model. The model makes the holding company Avenue Supermarts more profitable than most of its peers.
Savitri Jindal & Family
Savitri Jindal, one of the female Indian billionaires, holds the 169th position. The 70-years-old multibillion-dollar conglomerate is worth $12.8 billion. She is also the head of software, consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies.
Kumar Birla stands at the 173rd position in the world’s wealthiest persons’ list. He has a net worth of $12.7 billion, making him the 9th richest person in India. He is the head of Aditya Birla Group, where his group is focused on the production of aluminum and cement alongside telecom, retail and financial services.
Cyrus Poonawalla ranks 9th in the list of Indian wealthiest people. He has a net worth of $12.5 billion. He is the founder of the Indian Serum Institute that was launched in 1966. Currently, the company is the largest manufacturer of vaccines for influenza, measles and polio. Off lately, the company is also producing two vaccines side by side for COVID-19. He ranks 179th in the world’s wealthiest persons’ list.
The latest net worth of Dilip Shangi is $ 11.2 billion that makes him the tenth richest Indian Billionaires. He is the founder of Sun Pharma that turned him into the most significant player in the production of speciality generic drugs. He also has investments in oil and energy ventures. He holds the 200th position on the world’s richest person’s list.
Thus, we hit the end of the Indian billionaires’ list. Most of these personalities started off their journey as a meagre manufacturer but ended up being billionaires and serving society in some way or the other. There are other billionaires from India as well, but we have kept the list simple, including only the top 10.