Forbes India rich list: Ambani richest with $38 bn net worth, Premji 2nd

Even as the country is facing economic hiccups and the government facing criticisms from various quarters over its handling of the economy, the wealthiest people in India do not seem to be affected. In spite of businesses facing difficulties in the aftermath of the government’s demonetisation of high-value currency last November and its rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) regime in July this year, India’s 100 wealthiest tycoons have seen their combined net worth zooming to a whopping $479 billion, up 26 per cent from $374 billion in 2016.

According to the Forbes’ annual list of India’s 100 richest tycoons, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani remains the country’s richest, with a net worth of $38 billion, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji is a distant second on the list with exactly half the wealth. His net worth stands at $19 billion.

Here are the top 10 richest Indians by net worth on Forbes annual list of India’s 100 richest tycoons:
Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $38 billion
Chairman, Reliance Industries

Azim Premji 

Net Worth: $19 billion
Chairman, Wipro 

Hinduja Brothers
Net Worth: $18.4 billion
Ashok Leyland
(Pictured: Gopichand P Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Brothers)

Lakshmi Mittal

Net Worth: $16.5 billion
CEO, Arcelormittal  

Pallonji Mistry

Net Worth: $16 billion
Chairman, Shapoorji Pallonji Group 

Godrej Family
Net Worth: $14.2 billion
Godrej Group (Pictured: Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group)

Shiv Nadar
Net Worth: $13.6 billion
Chairman, HCL Technologies 

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Net worth: $12.6 billion
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group

Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi
Net Worth: $12.1 billion
MD, Sun Pharmaceuticals

Gautam Adani
Net Worth: $11 billion
Chairman, Adani Group

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