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121 Indians Made it to the Forbes Billionaires List; Jeff Bezos Beats Bill Gates For the First Time

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Forbes magazine has released its annual "World's Billionaires List." According to the list, India has 121 billionaires, making it the third country with the largest number of billionaires in the world, after US and China.

The USA has 585 billionaires while China has 373.

Last year, India had 102 billionaires on the 2017 Forbes World's Richest Billionaires list.

This year it has added 19 more billionaires. In a list of 2,208 billionaires, the top ten were:

Top ten
 

Top ten

Name Wealth in US$bn Source of Wealth Age Country
1 Jeff Bezos 122 Amazon 54 USA
2 Bill Gates 90 Microsoft 62 USA
3 Warren Buffett 84 Berkshire Hathaway 87 USA
4 Bernard Arnault 72 LVMH 68 France
5 Mark Zuckerberg 71 Facebook 33 USA
6 Amancio Ortega 70 Inditex 81 Spain
7 Carlos Slim Helu & family 67.1 Telecom 78 Mexico
8 Charles Koch 60 Koch Industries 44 USA
8 David Koch 60 Koch Industries 76 USA
10 Larry Ellison 58.5 Oracle 73 USA

Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates for the first time to become world's richest man.

Donald Trump made it to the 766 rank with his television and real estate wealth worth $3.1 billion.

The Indians who made it to the top were:

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

Rank: 19

Networth: $40.1 Billion

With his petrochemicals, oil and gas business, Mukesh Ambani is leading the list of Indian billionaires. Last year, he ranked 33 with $23.2 billion. His brother Anil Ambani also made it to the list at the 887th position with $2.7 billion in wealth.

Azim Premji

Azim Premji

Rank: 58

Networth: $18.8 billion

The chairman of Wipro Limited, Azim Premji is the second richest Indian on the list. He is also the fifth greatest philanthropist in the world according to Wikipedia, having donated $8 billion to education and healthcare.

Lakshmi Mittal
 

Lakshmi Mittal

Rank: 62

Networth: $18.5 billion

Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman of the world's largest steelmaking company ArcelorMittal. Mittal Steel was merged with France's Arcelor in 2006.

Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar

Rank: 98

Networth: 14.8 billion

Shiv Nadar is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 2008 for his contribution to the IT industry.

Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi

Rank: 115

Networth: $12.8 billion

He is the founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals with Pradeep Ghosh as his partner. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2016.

Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla

Rank: 127

Networth: $11.8 billion

Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman of one of India's largest conglomerate corporation Adithya Birla Group.

Special Mentions:

Richest Woman: Savitri Jindal

Richest Woman: Savitri Jindal

Rank: 176

Networth: $8.8 billion

Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India according to this list. She is the Chairperson Emiretus of Jindal Steel and Power Limited.

She became the chairperson after her husband O.P. Jindal died in 2005.

Youngest: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Youngest: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Rank: 1394

Networth: $1.7 billion

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of mobile payments app Paytm now holds the title of the youngest billionaire in India at the age of 39.

Oldest: Samprada Singh

Oldest: Samprada Singh

Rank: 1867

Networth: 1.2 billion

At 92, Samprada Singh is the oldest billionaire in India. He is the chairman and founder of Alkem Laboratories.

Source: Forbes.com

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