It is very normal to envy when getting to know the richest persons in India. In India, we can find some of the richest persons. Reports tell that the number of billionaires in India keeps on increasing. India has the third-largest group of richest persons. It comes after the US and China. In this article, we will see the top 10 richest persons in India and envy more.
1. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India. Reliance Industries pays 5% of the total tax paid by the country. He is the owner of the world’s most expensive house. The total value of this property is 1 billion dollars. The net worth of Ambani is 34.9 billion dollars. Another interesting fact about Mukesh Ambani is that he is the owner of the world’s largest refinery. It is situated in Jamnagar in Gujarat. This plant can process 668000 barrels in one single day.
2. Azim Premji
He is the owner of a very famous IT company, WIPRO. It is one of the top outsourcers of India. He is a very famous business tycoon and investor and a philanthropist. He also comes in the list of global leaders in the software industry.
The net worth of Azim Premji is 18.5 billion dollars. He has also established a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the quality of elementary education in the regions of India. This foundation accomplished a remarkable feat by providing computer-aided education to more than 16000 schools.
3. Shom Hinduja
Popularly recognize along with his family as Hinduja Family. The Hinduja family owns the Hinduja group. They operate multiple businesses in import and export, trading, motor vehicles, banking, call centers, foundries and Healthcare. The net worth of the Hinduja group is 18.2 billion dollars. It all started as a family business that started in Mumbai in the year 1914.
4. Lakshmi Mittal
He is popularly called the Indian steel magnate. Right now he is the Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal. ArcelorMittal is the World’s largest steel-making company. Some 12 years back he was also ranked as the third richest person in the world.
He is also known for his philanthropic activities. He has donated millions to charity. It is interesting to know that he was the richest man in the UK, before the hit of the biggest recession. There is also a book written on him which is called “Cold Steel the multi-billion-dollar battle for global Empire”. It focuses on the business side of Lakshmi Mittal. The network of Lakshmi 16.1 billion dollars.
5. Godrej family
It is a conglomerate that was founded by the Godrej brothers. They have major hands in agriculture, real estate, engineering, security, consumer products, furniture, etc. Godrej has 1.15 billion consumers in the world. They are very much focused on the three emerging markets which are Asia Africa and Latin America. A popular Initiative of Godrej is good and green which focuses on building Greener India. The net worth of the Godrej family is 12.3 billion dollars.
6. Shiv Nadar
Shiv Nadar is the Founder of HCL. He is famously known as an Industrialist and philanthropist. In the middle of the 1970s, he founded HCL. He attained great success by transforming the IT hardware company into an IT enterprise.
The network of him is 13.2 billion dollars making him one of the richest people in India. He is also very famous for establishing the SSN College of Engineering and Shiv Nadar University. He completed his degree from PSG college of technology Coimbatore and start with his career at an Engineering Company which is situated in Pune.
7. Kumar Birla
He is the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group which is one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. Moreover is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He is an Honorary Fellow of London Business School The net worth of Kumar Birla is 11.9 billion dollars.
The empire of Aditya Birla Group 16 companies and joint ventures in India and 22 International companies are mostly associated with South East Asia. The operations of companies are taking place in many countries like Canada China Laos USA UK Australia Germany and Hungary. He is also a part of many bureaucratic and professional bodies of India. You also became a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
8. Dilip Shanghvi
He is the founder of the sun pharmaceuticals along with another business partner. It is now the largest pharmaceutical company in India. In 2015, sun pharmaceuticals acquired a Japan-based Pharmaceutical giant. This deal made Sun Pharma the largest generic drug producer in the world.
This leading drug maker is a popular self-made billionaire in Asia. Now his company is focusing on the renewable energy sector. The net worth of Dilip Shanghvi is 10.9 billion dollars.
9. Uday Kotak
He is known as an Indian Bank and the Executive Vice Chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. In the corporate history of India Kotak, Mahindra Finance Limited was the first company to receive a banking license from the Reserve Bank of India.
Kotak Mahindra Bank is the third-largest private sector bank in India. The net worth of Uday Kotak is 10.5 billion dollars. He started his career by stepping into the finance business after his graduation. He discovered the flourishing market of the banking industry in India and established himself in the nonbanking sector and then started exploring in the banking sector.
10. Radhakrishnan Dhamani
He is known as an Indian investor and the founder of the Mumbai based Hypermarket chain D-Mart. it has 200 stores on over India now, in the States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Punjab.
He belongs to Rajasthan and his net worth is 9.2 billion dollars. In the year 2017, he made his initial public offer of a Supermarket chain. This made him be Indian retail king. His company holds a stake in a lot of companies across India.