Forbes list: 101 billionaires in India, Karnataka has four

Forbes list: 101 billionaires in India, Karnataka has four

The Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires 2017, has more than 100 super rich Indians led by Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani.

According to the Forbes list, which was unveiled on Tuesday, India is home to the world’s fourth highest number of billionaires with a total of 101 out of 2,043 richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of $7.67 trillion.

Ambani with a net worth of $23.2 billion leads the pack of Indian billionaires. He is positioned 33rd in the ranking at a time when his venture Jio started a price war in the Indian telecom space.

ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal comes next in the list of Indian billionaires on the 56th spot with a net worth of $16.4 billion. The list also includes, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji (72), Adani Group founder Gautam Adani (250), Bajaj Group Chairman Rahul Bajaj (544), Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (973), Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy (1,161), Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani (1,290), Wockhardt Chairman Habil Khorakiwala (1,567), Mahindra Group chief Anand Mahindra (1,567), and YES Bank head Rana Kapoor (1795).

Acharya Balkrishna, who holds 97% stake in the fast-growing consumer goods firm Patanjali Ayurveda has found a place in the list for the first time at 814th spot with a net worth at $2.5 billion.


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