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Indians Who Made it to the Top 100 in Hurun Global Rich List

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As per hurun.net, the research and media house based in China, 437 billionaires were added into the world last year, which means more than one billionaire is added per day. China alone adds four new billionaires per week.

This week it released its Global Rich List based on results up to 31st of January 2018. There are 2,694 billionaires in the world, including131 Indians.

Some highlights
 

Some highlights

  • Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet beat Bill Gates to claim the 1st and 2nd spot respectively.
  • For the first time, all of the top 10 of the Global Rich List are self made individuals.
  • Pony Ma, from China, founder of Tencent is the richest Asian with $47 billion.
  • Chris Larsen of Ripple is the first official billionaire from blockchain business with $5.3 billion.
  • Number of Chinese billionaires grew by 210 to 819, which is 40% more than USA.
  • 567 new names were added to the list.
  • Top 10 billionaires in the world

    Top 10 billionaires in the world

    Name Wealth in US$bn Change Source of Wealth Age Country
    1 Jeff Bezos 123 71.00% Amazon 54 USA
    2 Warren Buffett 102 31.00% Berkshire Hathaway 87 USA
    3 Bill Gates 90 11.00% Microsoft 62 USA
    4 Mark Zuckerberg 79 36.00% Facebook 33 USA
    5 Bernard Arnault 78 105.00% LVMH 68 France
    6 Amancio Ortega 73 6.00% Inditex 81 Spain
    7 Carlos Slim Helu & family 67 46.00% America Movil 78 Mexico
    8 Larry Ellison 54 13.00% Oracle 73 USA
    9 Larry Page 50 35.00% Google 44 USA
    10 Michael Bloomberg 49 17.00% Bloomberg 76 USA
    India beats Germany to gain 3rd Spot
     

    India beats Germany to gain 3rd Spot

    India has the third highest number of rich people in the world. This change comes with the addition of 31 new billionaires. Thanks to the good performance of the Indian Stock Market last year.

    The Global list includes:

    Rank Country No of billionaires Change in No.
    1 Greater China 819 210
    2 USA 571 19
    3 India 131 31
    4 UK 118 29
    5 Germany 114 5
    6 Switzerland 83 6
    7 Russia 71 3
    8 France 51 1
    9 Brazil 49 6
    9 Canada 49 14

    There are 4 Indian names that made it to the top 100. They are:

    Mukesh Ambani

    Mukesh Ambani

    With a net worth of $45 billion, Mukesh Ambani (aged 60) climbed 10 spots this year to gain the 19th richest man in the world position. His wealth grew by 73%.

    He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited.

    Dilip Shanghvi

    Dilip Shanghvi

    The founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals, is down by 12 spots in the Hurun Global Rich List to share the 87th richest person position with 10 others. The net worth amounts to $15 billion.

    He shares the 87th position with names like Eric Schmidt (executive chairman of Google), Dustin Moskovitz (Co-founder of facebook) and Lucas Walton (grandson of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart).

    Gautam Adani

    Gautam Adani

    The chairman and founder of Adani Group, is 55 years old and increased his wealth by 109% last year. He shares the 98th position in the Rich List with 9 others at a networth of $14 billion dollars.

    Shiv Nadar

    Shiv Nadar

    Shiv Nadar, the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation is worth $14 billion. He shares the 98th position with Gautam Adani. The 72 year old industrialist held the same spot at the list last year.

Data Source: hurun.net

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