The nation of India has been experiencing some economic slowdowns as of late, slowdowns which have reportedly cost money to more than half of the country’s 100 richest people. But India is still home to plenty of financial titans, some of them representing the accumulated wealth of their entire families. Here’s a list of the ten richest, for your reading pleasure:
10. Kumar Birla: $9.6 Billion
Industrialist Kumar Birla is chairman of India’s Aditya Birla Group, among the biggest conglomerates in the country.
9. Lakshmi Mittal: $11 Billion
Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel company in not just India but the entire world.
8. The Godrej Family: $12 Billion
One of the richest families in India is the Godrej family, which made their bones in consumer goods by way of the family business known as Godrej Group.
7. Radhakishan Damani: $14.3 Billion
A combination of investments and revenue from retail have contributed to Radhakishan Damani’s $14.3 billion fortune, such as that from the popular DMart supermarket chain.
6. Shiv Nadar: $14.4 Billion
Tech tycoon Shiv Nadar is the founder and chairman of HCL Technologies, said to be known as “Magus” for his technology proficiency.
5. Uday Kotak: $14.8 Billion
Banker Uday Kotak has made nearly $15 billion in his vocation as a banker in India.
4. Pallonji Mistry: $15 Billion
Pallonji Mistry was born and made his fortune in construction in India, but back in the early 2000s he became an Irish citizen and is reportedly the richest person in Ireland.
3. The Hinduja Brothers: $15.6 Billion
Srichand & Gopichand Hinduja, better known as the Hinduja brothers, started The Hinduja Group in Mumbai, and it’s now a globe-spanning conglomerate based in London.
2. Gautam Adani: $15.7 Billion
Gautam Adani is an entrepreneur who serves as chairman of the logistics, agribusiness, and energy conglomerate Adani Group, which he also founded.
1. Mukesh Ambani: $50 Billion
India’s richest person by far is Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries. And not only is he the richest person in India by a substantial margin, but he’s also the richest person in the entirety of Asia as well.
Source: Celebrity Net Worth