Forbes Lists India's Top 10 Richest People

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As per Forbes magazine latest edition, industrialist Mukesh Ambani is India's richest for ninth time in a row with a net worth of USD 18.9 billion.

Flipkart's  co-founders Sachin and Binni Bansal made their debut in the country's top 100 rich list of the Forbes magazine. They stood at 86th position with a net worth of USD 1.3 billion each.

According to Forbes report, the combined wealth of Indians top 100 richest stood at 345 billion, as compared to USD 346 billion in 2014.

Here are top 10 richest people in India 2015.

Mukesh Ambani

Wealth: 18.9 Billion

Mukesh Ambani is India's richest for ninth time in a row with a net worth of USD 18.9 billion. He remained richest despite his wealth dropping by $4.7 billion.

Dilip Shanghvi

Wealth: $18 billion

Dilip Shanghvi is the owner and founder of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, India's most valuable drug company.

Azim Premji

Wealth: $15.9 billion  

Software tycoon in India, 69 year-old Azim Premji. He is a chairman of Wipro Limited, a company founded by his father Mohamed Premji.


Hinduja Brothers

Wealth:14.8 Billion

Four Hinduja brothers including Srichand and Gopichand  control the multinational conglomerate Hinduja Group.

Pallonji Mistry

Wealth: 14.7 Billion

Shapoorji Pallonji Group is now run by older son Shapoor. This year the company will celebrate  its 150th anniversary. AS per Forbes, Mistry's biggest source of wealth remains his 18.4% stake in Tata Sons


Shiv Nadar

Wealth: $12.9 Billion
Shive Nadar is a cofounder of the $7 billion (revenues) HCL Group.

Godrej Family

Wealth $11.4 Billion 

Godrej Group, which is 118 years old is run by nine members of the Godrej family.

Lakshmi Mittal

Wealth: $11.2 Billion

Lakshmi Mittal slipped from his top 5 position to 8 position this year.The biggest steelmaker, was hit by rising imports from China.


Cyrus Poonawalla

Wealth: $7.9 Billion

Cyrus Poonawalla first time entered top ten list as his privately owned Serum Institute of India, managed by his son made profit.


Kumar Birla

Wealth: 7.8 Billion

Kumar Birla slipped from last year 9 position as wealth shrank as shares of his aluminum maker. His Cement unit Ultratech has acquired 4 factories from rival Jaypee Group in the past year for $1.4 billion.


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Story first published: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 13:10 [IST]
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