Richest Indians In The World
This list contains the details about richest Indians. It is common to hear that well-known tycoons in the first world countries such as America, China, and European countries are making billions of dollars annually. What is not widely known by most people is that there are also conglomerates from India who are very successful in their fields of work whose total net worth is billions of dollars.
#1. Richest Indian Is Mukesh Ambani
|Born on||9th April, 1957|
|Most Expensive Home in India||Antilia|
|Mukesh Ambani Net Worth||$21 Billion|
Topping the list of the richest people in India for 6 times in a row, Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani. His immense fortune is as a result of his keen eye on business that enabled him to build a huge empire. He is currently the chairman and managing director of the Reliance Industries, a company he inherited from his father, which majorly deals in Refining, Oil, Petrochemical and Gas sector. They have recently jumped into the telecommunication business under tag name “Reliance Jio”. His father began that company at a time when no one in India had thought about getting into the business of refining crude oil. Although Reliance Industries were doing well when he took over and has managed to steer the company to greater heights.
As a young boy, he showed signs of brilliance and managed to attain a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. Recently, he has been featured on Kejriwal’s (Former Chief Minister of Delhi) most corrupt list (REF).
Mukesh Ambani Family consist of his wife Nita and 3 children, Akash, Isha and Anant.
Mukesh Ambani House: The Most Expensive Home Ever Built in India
Antilia is the world’s expensive home ever built (designed by Perkins and Will) with 600 employees working round the clock to maintain the Mukesh Ambani house. He has unintentionally rubbed some people the wrong way as is clearly evident in a letter he received from terrorists. The note threatened to attack his 27 storey home.
#2. Lakshmi Mittal
|Award from Indian Government||Padma Vibhushan in 2008|
|Lakshmi Mittal net worth||$16.5 billion|
Born in Rajgarh, Rajasthan, India, on 15th June 1950, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the second richest person in India. He is also the richest man in the United Kingdom, where he currently resides, and the 2nd richest person in Europe. He is the chairman and CEO of AlcerolMittal, a company that deals with the manufacture of steel and the largest producer.
He is a self-made billionaire who has managed to build his company from the ground up to become the world’s largest steel producer today. He kicked off his career by working in his father’s steel business. However, due to family disagreements, he decided to venture off on his own and started AlcerolMittal company.
Aside from his steel company, he also owns a luxury van, a jet, a yacht, several houses, and real estate properties in the UK. He is well known for being philanthropic and has set up a trust fund of $9 million to help Indian athletes improve on their skills. He awarded INR 15 million to Shooter Abhinav Bindra for winning India’s first individual gold medal in the Olympics. He is famous for leading an extravagant lifestyle and even spent over $78 million on the wedding of his daughter.
Lakshmi Mittal house at 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens was the most expensive property purchased in 2008 for $128 million. It is built from white marble of the same quarry from which the Taj Mahal has been built (Source).
#3. Dilip Shanghvi: The Third Richest Indian
With a net worth of $13.9 billion, Dilip Shanghvi is the third richest person in India. He was born and raised in India and is a graduate in commerce from Calcutta University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Science from the same university, but his hard work and determination over the last 30 years has finally landed him on the list of the top 5 richest people in India.
With just five people, 5 products, and a vision, Shangvi founded the Sun Pharmaceuticals in 1983. Since the inception of Sun Pharmaceuticals, he has managed to single handedly enhance the franchise to become the most valuable drug company in India. Aside from managing his legacy, the Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, he is also involved in international medicine markets. His expertise in his field of study coupled with the experience gained over the years, have seen this self-made billionaire actively participate in the research and development of pharmaceutical drugs.
He is a father of 2 who loves watching out-of-this-world fiction films such as the Avatars and Harry Potter. He has also made several investments in the real estate business. Shangvi is famous for having the magical touch of turning any company he sets his eyes on into a very successful business.
#4. Azim Premji
Aged 68, Azim Premji managed to increase his fortune by $1.6 billion in the last twelve months. This increase raised his net worth to $13.8 billion, a move that saw him earn the title of the fourth richest man in India. Azim was born to wealthy parents who sent him to Stanford University to study where he graduated with a degree in Arts/Science.
Premji’s wealth is attributed to Wipro, a company he inherited from his father. Initially Wipro sold ghee and vegetable oils, but Azim transformed it into a technology firm. Today the company is the third largest IT firm. Premji is the father of two sons and is married to Yasmeen. Azim is a humble philanthropic man who lives a simple life despite his vast riches.
#5. Pallonji Mistry
Wrapping up this list is a Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry with a net worth of $12.5 billion. He owns the giant construction company Shapoorji Pallonji Group. The source of his immense wealth is his construction company, which is responsible for most of Mumbai’s major buildings. After running the Shapoorji Pallonji Group for several years, He has recently handed over the management of the company to his son Shapoor.
He is also a shareholder in Tata Sons, a company that his father bought shares in the 1930s. Currently, he is the largest shareholder of the Tata Group and his son Cyrus, is the chairman of the company. He is a family man married to Patsy Perin Dubash and has 4 children.
The most common way of becoming a self-made millionaire or billionaire is through the entertainment industry. Most of the lists of the richest men and women around the world consist of famous singers and screen celebrities. This list is different from the rest as it consists of men who are all business moguls. All the richest people on the list have determination and a good education background, two things that have made it possible for them to run very successful companies.