Who: List of India’s 100 Richest People
What: Released by Forbes
When: 23 September 2015
Forbes on 23 September 2015 released the Forbes list of richest Indians. The list contains names of 100 wealthiest people of India with a collective wealth amounting to 345 billion dollars.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani has retained the tag as India’s richest for the ninth year in a row with a net worth of 18.9 billion dollar.
Top 10 Richest in the list are
|Rank||Name||Net Worth||Age||Origin of Wealth|
|1||Mukesh Ambani||18.9 Billion dollars||58||Petrochemicals, oil & gas|
|2||Dilip Shanghvi||18 Billion dollars||59||Pharmaceuticals|
|3||Azim Premji||15.9 Billion dollars||70||Software services|
|4||Hinduja Brothers||14.8 Billion dollars||–||Diversified|
|5||Pallonji Mistry||14.7 Billion dollars||86||construction|
|6||Shiv Nadar||12.9 Billion dollars||70||Software services|
|7||Godrej Family||11.4 Billion dollars||–||Consumer products|
|8||Lakshmi Mittal||11.2 Billion dollars||65||Steel|
|9||Cyrus Poonawalla||7.9 Billion dollars||74||Vaccines|
|10||Kumar Birla||7.8 Billion dollars||48||Commodities|
India’s 100 richest list include names of four women who have a collective wealth of 9.2 billion dollar, which accounts to nearly three percent of the total net worth of all in the list. The four women in the list are
• Savitri Jindal – Chairperson of the OP Jindal group was ranked at 23th position with net worth of 3.8 billion dollars
• Leena Tewari – Chairperson of generic drugs maker USV Pharma group was ranked at 54th position with net worth of 1.9 billion dollars
• Indu Jain – Chairperson of India’s largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd group was ranked at 57th position with net worth of 1.9 billion dollars
• Vinod Gupta – Wife of Havells founder Qimat Rai Gupta was ranked at 74th position with net worth of 1.6 billion dollars
The list also has entry of 12 debutants includes people like Rakesh Gangwal, the co-founder of Indigo airline; Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the founder of Flipkart was ranked at 86th position in the list and others.
Binny Bansal (32) ranked at the 86th position is also the youngest entrant in the list. Brijmohan Lall Munjal (92), ranked at 27th position with the net worth of 3 billion dollars is the oldest person in the list.