Industrialist Mukesh Ambani was named India’s richest person, Sept. 22, for a ninth year in a row with a sharp increase in net worth to $22.7 billion, while Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi was ranked a distant second with a wealth of $16.9 billion, according to Forbes magazine. – @siliconeer #siliconeer #ForbesList #Indias100Richest #Reliance #Ambani #Mukesh Ambani #SunPharma #DilipShanghvi #Wipro #AzimPremji #Hinduja #Patanjali #AcharyaBalkrishna #YogaGuruRamdev #Infosys #NRNarayanamurthy #NandanNilekani #AnandMahindra #Mahindra #NaazneenKarmali #AnilAmbani
The Hinduja Family moved up to the third position (USD 15.2 billion) on the annual Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest People. Wipro’s Azim Premji slipped one place to fourth with a networth of USD 15 billion.
Patanjali Ayurved’s Acharya Balkrishna, known as a close associate of yoga guru Ramdev, made a surprise entry at the 48th position with a net worth of $2.5 billion on the list compiled by the business magazine known for its rich lists.
Forbes said the combined net worth of India’s 100 wealthiest is $381 billion, a rise of 10% from $345 billion in 2015.
Mukesh Ambani’s wealth rose in the past one year from $18.9 billion to $22.7 billion on 21% surge in share price of Reliance Industries, the flagship company of his group, which recently launched 4G mobile services with much fanfare. He was ranked 36th in the global rich list.
Younger brother Anil Ambani was ranked 32nd in India with a net worth of $3.4 billion, down from 29th spot last year.
Shanghvi also retained his second position, though his wealth fell by $1.1 billion due to plunge in share