Forbes released list of India’s 100 Richest People


Forbes released list of Indias 100 Richest People

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.