Top 10 Richest Men In India

India is home to some of the rich individuals and wealthy families well known across the world. India has the third largest group of billionaire after the US and China. So we have compiled an list of the top 10 richest men in India for the year 2019.

1. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

  • Net Worth: $47.3 Billion
  • Sector: Oil and Gas

Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business tycoon, the and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited , a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by its market capitalization. According to Forbes, he is the richest man in Asia which includes India and the 13th richest person in the world as of March 2019 and mostly made his fortune in oil and gas and telecom business.

2. Azim Premji

Azim Premji

  • Net Worth: $21 Billion
  • Sector: IT

Azim Premji is an Indian business man, investor and engineer who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of growth to emerge as one of the global service provider in the software industry.He has twice been listed as the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine in 2004 and 2011.

He is currently the second richest man in India with an estimated net worth of US$21 billion as of March 2019. 

3. Lakshmi Mittal

Laxmi Mittal

  • Net Worth: $18.3 B
  • Sector: steel

Lakshmi Mittal is an Indian born steel tycoon, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, one of the world’s largest steel making company. Mittal has 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds an 11% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Forbes ranks Mittal as the third-richest man of Indian origin. He was also ranked the sixth-richest person in the world by Forbes in 2011, but dropped to 82nd place in March 2015 due to commodity slowdown. 

4. Hinduja brothers

Hinduja Brothers

  • Net Worth: $18 B
  • Sector: Banking, Automobile

The Hinduja Group is an Indian conglomerate company owned by Hinduja Brothers. The company is involved in a wide range of diversified business including foundries, import export, trading, motor vehicles, banking, call centres to healthcare.

Hinduja Brothers are currently fourth richest family of India in the list of top 10 richest men in India according for Forbes.

5. Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Mistry

  • Net Worth: $15.7 B
  • Sector: Real estate

Pallonji Mistry is an Indian billionaire construction legend and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group who is an Irish citizen.With 18% stake in tata sons he is the largest individual shareholder in India’s largest private company, Tata Group.

According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated to be US$15.7 billion as of march 2019, ranking number 5 in the list of top 10 richest men in India.

6. Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar

  • Net Worth: $14.6 B
  • Sector: IT

Shiv Nadar is an Indian billionaire industrialist and a IT tycoon. He is the founder and chairman of HCL technologies one of the leading IT company in India and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. 

Shiv Nadar was also awarded Padma Bhushan for his efforts and contribution in the IT industry. According to Forbes Shiv Nadar is ranking number 6 in the list of top 10 richest men in India.

7. Godrej family

Godrej family

  • Net Worth: $14 B
  • Sector: FMCG, Real estate

The Godrej family is an Indian family owns the Godrej Group, a conglomerate company founded by Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojsha Godrej in 1897. Godrej industries is diverse as real-estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agricultural products. The company is headed by Adi Godrej alongside his brother, Nadir Godrej, and cousin, Jamshyd Godrej.

According to Forbes Godrej family is 7th richest family with a whopping net worth of  $14 billion.

8. Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi

  • Net Worth: $12.6 B
  • Sector: pharmaceuticals

Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian billionaire business tycoon and one of the India’s richest people. He is the founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals one of the largest pharma company in India. 

With a net-worth of $12.6 Billion Dilip Shanghvi is ranking number 8 in the list of Top 10 richest men in India.

9. Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla

  • Net Worth: $12.5 Billion
  • Sector: commodities

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group one of the largest comapany in India. 

According to Forbes billionaire list Kumar mangalam birla is ranking number 9 in the list of top 10 richest men in India. 

10. Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani

  • Net Worth: $11.9 Billion
  • Sector: commodities, infrastructure, power

Gautam Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist and business tycoon who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group Gujurat based conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India. 

According to Forbes, Gautam adani is tenth richest men in India with a whooping net-worth of 11.9 billion US dollar.

List of Top 10 Richest Men In India

  1. Mukesh Ambani
  2. Azim Premji
  3. Lakshmi Mittal
  4. Hinduja brothers
  5. Pallonji Mistry
  6. Shiv Nadar
  7. Godrej family
  8. Dilip Shanghvi
  9. Kumar Birla
  10. Gautam Adani

Source: http://www.forbesindia.com/

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