Mukesh Ambani richest Indian on Forbes billionaire list, Gautam Adani 2nd

Mukesh Ambani has a net worth of $116 billion while Gautam Adani has a net worth of $84 billion.
Mukesh Ambani richest Indian on Forbes billionaire list, Gautam Adani 2nd
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Forbes has released its latest 'World's Billionaires List', which features 200 Indians, an increase from 169 the previous year.

These Indians have a collective wealth of $954 billion, marking a 41% increase from $675 billion recorded in 2023.

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, tops the list of the richest Indians with a net worth of $116 billion. He is the ninth-richest individual globally and holds the title of being both India's and Asia's richest person.

Ambani's net worth increased 39.76%, making him the first Indian to feature in the $100 billion club.

Gautam Adani, the chairman of the Adani Group, secures the second spot among India's richest, with a net worth of $84 billion.

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Mukesh Ambani richest Indian on Forbes billionaire list, Gautam Adani 2nd

Among the notable mentions is Savitri Jindal, emerging as India's richest woman with a net worth of $33.5 billion, ascending from her sixth position last year to the fourth spot this time around.

The Forbes 2024 list also introduces 25 new Indian billionaires, including prominent figures like Naresh Trehan, Ramesh Kunhikannan, and Renuka Jagtiani, while some, like Byju Raveendran and Rohiqa Mistry, have seen their names drop off the list.

The global standings are led by Bernard Arnault and family, owning a net worth of $233 billion, followed closely by Elon Musk ($195 billion), Jeff Bezos ($194 billion), Mark Zuckerberg ($177 billion), and Larry Ellison ($114 billion).

India's elite top ten on the Forbes World's Billionaires List 2024 features the likes Shiv Nadar, Dilip Shanghvi, Cyrus Poonawalla, Kushal Pal Singh, Kumar Birla, Radhakishan Damani, and Lakshmi Mittal.

  1. Mukesh Ambani- net worth $116 billion

  2. Gautam Adani- net worth $84 billion

  3. Shiv Nadar- net worth $36.9 billion

  4. Savitri Jindal- net worth $33.5 billion

  5. Dilip Shanghvi- net worth $26.7 billion

  6. Cyrus Poonawalla- net worth $21.3 billion

  7. Kushal Pal Singh- net worth $20.9 billion

  8. Kumar Birla - net worth $19.7 billion

  9. Radhakishan Damani- net worth $17.6 billion

  10. Lakshmi Mittal- net worth $16.4 billion

The latest 'Forbes World's Billionaires List 2024' reveals a remarkable increase in billionaire numbers.

There are 2,781 billionaires globally, marking an increase of 141 from the previous year and surpassing the 2021 record by 26. Together, they hold a combined net worth of $14.2 trillion, a rise of $2 trillion from 2023 and $1.1 trillion higher than the previous record set in 2021.

Source: India Today

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