Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, with a personal wealth of $19.3 billion, is the richest Indian, China-based research firm Hurun revealed in a report on Wednesday.
Arcelor-Mittal boss Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, is at No. 2, with a personal fortune of $16.9 billion. Five of the top 100 richest Indians are based outside the country, including Mittal, who is based in London. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Chairman of Wipro, Azim Premji, with personal wealth of $12.3 billion is at No. 3 on the list.
Next on the list are Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharmaceuticals (personal wealth of $8.5 billion) and Pallonji Mistry of Shapoorji Pallonji & Co ($7.9 billion). [Pictured left: A lab inside Sun Pharmaceuticals, sourced from the company website]
Shashi and Ravi Ruia (pictured left) of Essar Energy ($7.2 billion) are next on the Hurun list of India’s top 100 richest people.
Industrialist and philanthropist Adi Godrej of Godrej Group ($6.9 billion) made it to the top 10 of the list, the minimum cut-off mark for which was $330 million.
Kushal Pal Singh Teotia or K.P. Singh, Indian real estate mogul and the chairman and CEO of DLF Limited, has an estimated wealth of $6.3 billion. (AFP Images)
Kumara Mangalam Birla of Grasim Industries ($5.8 billion) is ranked next. He is also the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. (AFP Images)
Shiv Nadar is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. As of 2012, his personal wealth is estimated $5.7 billion by the Hurun list.
Sunil Bharti Mittal ($5.7 billion personal wealth) is an Indian telecom mogul, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises. (AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD HUSSAIN)
According to the list, Savitri Jindal, non-executive chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group, is the richest Indian woman with personal fortune of $5.6 billion. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Pictured Left) of Biocon is the richest self-made woman with a personal wealth of $600 million, according to an IANS report. Sixty-two percent individuals in the “Hurun India Rich List” are self-made, the report added.
Five of the top 100 rich Indians are women. Jindal is followed by Indu Jain of Bennett Coleman with $1.7 billion, Anu Aga of Thermax with $690 million, Mazumdar-Shaw and then Shobhana Bhartia (Pictured Left) of Hindustan Times with $490 million.
According to an Economic Times report, the list is a snapshot of wealth as on September 22, at an exchange rate of Rs 54 per dollar. The youngest person on the list is Shivinder Mohan Singh (Pictured – Right) at 37 years old while the oldest, Keshub Mahindra, is 89 years old.