Mukesh Ambani is richest Indian: Forbes

Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:37 [IST]
 
Mukesh Ambani is richest Indian: Forbes

Singapore, Nov 19: The head of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, is once again the wealthiest person in India.

His net worth is put at 32 billion dollars, an increase of 54 percent from nearly 21 billion dollars last year, according to the latest Forbes' India Rich List.

Trailing behind him are Lakshmi Mittal with a net worth of 30 billion dollars, up 46 percent from 20.5 billion dollars, and Mukesh's estranged brother, Anil, whose net worth of 17.5 billion dollars, 40 percent, higher than before, put him in the third place.

The combined net worth of India's 100 richest people is 276 billion dollars, almost a quarter of the country's GDP.

The richest newcomers are two brothers from Torrent Power-Sudhir and Samir Mehta, ranked 23 at 2.02 billion dollars.

The three richest Indians are worth 79.5 billion dollars. It takes 24 Chinese billionaires to be worth 80 billion dollars.

The top 10 richest in India are:

1. Mukesh Ambani 32 billion dollars

2. Lakshmi Mittal 30 billion dollars

3. Anil Ambani 17.5 billion dollars

4. Azim Premji 14.9 billion dollars

5. Shashi and Ravi Ruia 13.6 billion dollars

6. KP Singh 13.5 billion dollars

7. Savitri Jindal 12 billion dollars

8. Sunil Mittal 8.2 billion dollars

9. Kumar Birla 7.8 billion dollars

10. Gautam Adani 6.4 billion dollars

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