Forbes released list of India's 100 Richest People

Sep 25, 2015 14:34 IST

Forbes listForbes on 23 September 2015 released the Forbes list of richest Indians. The list contains names of 100 wealthiest people of India with a collective wealth amounting to 345 billion dollars.

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani has retained the tag as India’s richest for the ninth year in a row with a net worth of 18.9 billion dollar.

Top 10 Richest in the list are

Rank

Name

Net Worth

Age

Origin of Wealth

1

Mukesh Ambani

18.9 Billion dollars

58

Petrochemicals, oil & gas

2

Dilip Shanghvi

18 Billion dollars

59

Pharmaceuticals

3

Azim Premji

15.9 Billion dollars

70

Software services

4

Hinduja Brothers

14.8 Billion dollars

-

Diversified

5

Pallonji Mistry

14.7 Billion dollars

86

construction

6

Shiv Nadar      

12.9 Billion dollars

70

Software services

7

Godrej Family

11.4 Billion dollars

-

Consumer products

8

Lakshmi Mittal           

11.2 Billion dollars

65

Steel

9

Cyrus Poonawalla

7.9 Billion dollars           

74

Vaccines

10

Kumar Birla

7.8 Billion dollars

48

Commodities

India’s 100 richest list include names of four women who have a collective wealth of 9.2 billion dollar, which accounts to nearly three percent of the total net worth of all in the list. The four women in the list are
Savitri Jindal – Chairperson of the OP Jindal group was ranked at 23th position with net worth of 3.8 billion dollars
Leena Tewari - Chairperson of generic drugs maker USV Pharma group was ranked at 54th position with net worth of 1.9 billion dollars
Indu Jain - Chairperson of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd group was ranked at 57th position with net worth of 1.9 billion dollars
Vinod Gupta - Wife of Havells founder Qimat Rai Gupta was ranked at 74th position with net worth of 1.6 billion dollars

The list also has entry of 12 debutants includes people like Rakesh Gangwal, the co-founder of Indigo airline; Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the founder of Flipkart was ranked at 86th position in the list and others.

Binny Bansal (32) ranked at the 86th position is also the youngest entrant in the list. Brijmohan Lall Munjal (92), ranked at 27th position with the net worth of 3 billion dollars is the oldest person in the list.

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