As it is said that India is a poor country but not this term is not true for the people living in India. India is a land of gold & it is also known as “Sone ki chidiya” (pigeon of gold). As many of the billionaires are from India. Billionaire definition is people having net worth more than 1 billion dollars or more than 6000+ crores INR.
In the world there are 1210 billionaires in total & India alone contribute to the 5% of this list i.e. 55 people in India have assets more than worth 6000+ crores INR. According to credit Suisse report there are 1.7 Lakhs millionaires in India i.e. people having assets more than 1 million dollars or 600+ crores INR. In this category falls more than 0.05% of population. The list is of the people having more than half million dollars i.e. 30+ crores INR.
In this category more than 4.5 million people fall i.e. More than 0.36% of India’s population.So it has been rightly said that India is a poor country with rich people. So here we look at the list of Top 10 Indians who have set the new benchmarks of richness In India.
10. Adi Godrej:
Adi Burjorji Godrej is the head of the Godrej family & currently serving as the chairman of Godrej group. As of 2014 he is having the net worth of about US 6.8 Billion Dollars. He was destined to be one of the richest man of India. He completed his undergraduate degree from HL College& his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity & a member of Tau Beta Pi. After his graduation he returnback to India & joined his family business where he modernized & systemized management structures & implemented process improvements. Under his guidance & leadership godrej group is involved in philanthropic activities & made him to our list at number 10 position.
9. Pallonji Mistry:
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Irish construction tycoon & chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji group. As of 2014 his estimated net worth is estimated to be US7.6 billion dollars. With his 18.4% stake in Tata Sons he is the single largest shareholder in India’s conglomerate Tata Group. With all his achievements & success he is on number 9 to our list.
8. Kumar Mangalam Birla:
Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist & the chairman of Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations of India. His net worth as of 2014 is US 7.7 billion dollars. He is fourth generation member of the Birla family who is serving for the world. At a very tender age of 28 he took the responsibilities as a chairman of Birla Group as a sudden death of his father. But it was his dream & leadership qualities which made him one of the richest person in India. So he is on number 8 to our list.
7. Gautam Adani:
Gautam Adani is a first generation Indian entrepreneur who is the chairman & founder of the Adani Group. He founded this group in 1988 & today this group is globally integrated infrastructure company. With his total net worth as of 2014 is US 8.2 billion dollars he is at the number 7 to our top 10 richest Indians list.
Sunil Bharti Mittal is an Indian entrepreneur, philanthropist & the founder, chairman & CEO of the Bharti Enterprises, with a very large area of field of interest in telecom, retail, financial services & many other works to his list makes him the person with net worth of US8.8 billion dollars& he is number 6 to our list.
5. Savitri Jindal:
Savitri Jindal the only female in the male dominated list she is the perfect example of a strong woman in a male dominating world. She is the non-executive chairperson of O.P Jindal Group. She is the catalytic force behind the implementation of ideas of O.P Jindal Group. Her net worth is around US 9.5 billion dollars. She is on number 5 to our list.
4. Ruia Brothers:
Ravi Kant NandkishoreRuia is a vice-chairman of Essar Group &with his brother Shashi Ruia founded the Essar Group in 1969. Their net worth is about US 10.2 billion dollars. The Essar Group is a multinational conglomerate & the leading players in the sector of steel, oil, gas & power. With all their contributions Ruia brothers is at number 4 to our countdown.
3. Azim Premji:
Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon& philanthropist who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. In 1966 when he was 21 years old he took over the charge of Wipro Limited when his father died. So more than four decades under his leadership he made Wipro Limited one of the biggest Indian software company. With his assets of more than US 11.2 billion dollars he is at number 3 to our countdown.
2. Lakshmi Mittal:
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is an Indian steel magnate. He is the CEO of the ArcelorMittal the world’s largest steelmaking company. In 2007 he was the richest man of Asia & he descended in United Kingdom. He is also the 47th “most powerful People of the world” by Forbes Magazine. His total net worth is about US 16.5 billion dollars. And so he is on the 2nd to our countdown of Top 10 richest Indians.
1. Mukesh Ambani:
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing Director & largest shareholder of Reliance Industries (RIL). He holds the 44.7% stake in the company. In 2013 , he ranked 37 on Forbes list of “World’s most powerful People” he along with his wife, two sons & a daughter lives in the world’s most expensive home Antilla which alone costs around US 1 billion dollars alone. His net worth is around US 25.1 billion dollars & he is on the 1st to our list.
So it can be rightly said that India is a poor country with rich people.
– Nikhil Jain
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