601 NEW RUPEE BILLIONAIRES
India added a whopping 601 new billionaires since 2014, with Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani topping the ‘Barclays Hurun India Rich List-2018’ for the seventh consecutive year with an estimated wealth of Rs 371,000 crore...
Mr Mukesh Ambani
Following them are: Wipro’s Azim Premji at Rs 96,100 crore, Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s Dilip Shanghvi at Rs 89,700 crore, Kotak Mahindra Bank’s Uday Kotak at Rs 78,600 crore, Serum Institute of India’s Cyrus Poonawalla at Rs 73,000 crore, Adani Group’s Gautam Adani and family at Rs 71,200 crore, Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry’s Cyrus P. Mistry at Rs 69,400 crore.
Five of the Top 10 belong to Maharashtra, one each from Gujarat and Karnataka, two are London-based and one is in Monaco, as per the rich list. As expected, the country’s commercial capital Mumbai tops the billionaires’ list with 233 names, followed by New Delhi at 163 and IT capital Bengaluru at 70, said Barclays Private Clients CEO S.N. Bansal. The annual list is a compilation of the super-richest Indians having a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore or more. This number has increased by a staggering one-third - from 617 in 2017 to 831 in 2018, said Hurun Report India’s Managing Director Rahman Junaid.