India is the home of many super-rich people. Forbes has recently unveiled the list of the top richest people in India. Mukesh Ambani tops the list of richest people in India. His home Antilia is also one of the most expensive homes in India. Let us check out the top 10 richest people in India currently as per Forbes.
1. Mukesh Ambani
Ambani family is one of the richest families around the world. Mukesh Ambani is a drop out from Stanford University who resides in Mumbai, India. Dhirubhai Ambani, a yarn trader, founded Reliance, a small textile manufacturer, in 1966. After Dhirubhai’s death, Mukesh Ambani and his younger brother divided the properties. He is the Chairman of Reliance Industries and runs $88 billion Reliance Industries. His net worth is $74.8 billion and is the richest person in India. Mukesh Ambani is twelfth in the world’s richest person’s list as per Forbes list on 03 February 2021.
2. Gautam Adani
Gautam Adani is the founder and chairman of the Adani Group. He is a Port tycoon who runs Mundra Port in Gujarat. In September 2020, he had a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport. He is the second richest person in India in 2020. According to the Forbes list, his net worth is $30.6 billion, second richest person in India, and ranks 46 in the world’s richest person list.
3. Shiv Nadar
Shiv Nadar has a degree in Arts and Science. He founded HCL technologies in 1976. It is the third-largest software services provider in India. He is now the chairman of the company. Shiv Nadar is the third richest person in India with a net worth of $24.1 billion and ranks 64 globally as per Forbes. For his contribution to the IT industry, he was awarded a Padma Bhushan by India’s government in 2008.
4. Radhakishan Damani And Family
Radhakishan Damani started his career as a mentor. He became an investor having stakes in a wide range of companies, from tobacco firms to cement producers. Radhakishan Damani founded the DMart with a single store in 2002, a retail business. Today there are 214 DMart stores in India. According to Forbes as of 03 February 2021, his net worth is $20.5 billion, and the fourth richest person in India.
5. Uday Kotak
Uday Kotak is the MBA holder who started Kotak Capital Management Finance Ltd. Later it became Mahindra Finance Ltd. He is the executive vice-chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. It was the first company to receive a banking license from India’s corporate history from India’s Reserve Bank. As per Forbes estimation, his wealth on 03 February 2021 is $15.5 billion, and the fifth richest person in India and world rank is 129.