Out of every 100 billionaires in the world, seven are either Indian or of Indian origin.
The latest Hurun rich list showed that of the 3,381 billionaires globally, 249 are either Indian or of Indian origin. Of these, 215 reside in India. The report also showed that Mukesh Ambani continued to be the richest Asian with a net worth of $103 billion and is the only Indian in the global top 10.
Gautam Adani added the most wealth over last one year at about $49 billion, at the rate of Rs 6,000 crore per week. With a total net worth at $81 billion, he’s the second richest Indian and 12th globally, according to the M3M Hurun report.
The report also said that after the listing of FSN E-Commerce Ventures that owns the Nykaa brand, its main promoter Falguni Nayar became the wealthiest new entrant into the rich list. She had a net worth of $7.6 billion.
The report also showed that Indians topped the global list in several sectors. Cyrus Poonawalla, the main promoter of world’s largest vaccine maker Serum Institute, is world’s richest healthcare billionaire with a net worth of $26 billion. Kumar Mangalam Birla, with a net worth of $18 billionaire in the world. The list also showed that Asian Paints’s Ashwin Dani and family, with a net worth of $9.7 billion is world’s richest paints billionaire. Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia of InterGlobe Aviation, which runs the Indigo Airlines, are world’s richest aviation billionaires. While Gangwal’s net worth was $4.3 billion, Bhatia’s was $4.2 billion, the Hurun report pointed out.
Ambani is also the richest telecom entrepreneur in the world while Adani is the richest globally in the energy sector. Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, is also home to 72 billionaires while Delhi had 51 and Bengaluru 28.