Who is the richest person in India
There would be many names that would be popping in your head right now. But do you know these richest personalities of India were not born rich?
Yes, they created everything from scratch and reached where everybody desires.
Let’s get started with our list of the top 10 richest people of India.
Top 10 Richest People In India
#10. Cyrus Poonawalla
Net Worth: $13.3 billion
Famous Quote: “Besides my love for horses and cars, I am passionate about making the cheapest vaccines in the world. I started making life-saving drugs when I was 22.”
Cyrus.S.Poonawalla, popularly known as”The Vaccine King,” is an Indian businessman and a billionaire.
He founded the Serum Institute of India in 1966 and became the worlds largest vaccine producing company(in doses).
Recently he also developed a vaccine called CoviShield, which fights COVID-19 virus. He has also been awarded by the Padma Shri by Hon’ble President of India, in 2005.
#9. Savitri Jindal
Net Worth: $14.2 billion
Savitri Devi Jindal is a businesswoman, politician and former chairperson of the O.P.Jindal Group. She has also served as president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College in Agroha, India
Jindal Group, which includes steel, power, cement and infrastructure businesses is chaired by Savitri Jindal.
After O.P. Jindal died in 2005 when his helicopter crashed, his group’s companies were divided among his four sons, who now work to run them independently
#8. Uday Kotak
Net Worth: $11.3 Billion
Famous Quote: “There’s no harm being a copycat. If someone else is doing a good job, copy. It’s free.”
Uday Kotak is the richest banker of India: founder, CEO, and MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He refused a lucrative job offer by Hindustan Uniliver, a famous multinational company in India, and pursued to start on his own.
Kotak Mahindra Bank is one the fastest growing bank and the most admirable banking institution. He was also reported to be one of the highest-paid CEOs of India, with a monthly salary of ₹27 Lakhs($38000)
#7. Hinduja Brothers
Net Worth: $14.4 billion
Famous Quote: “Philanthropy and giving back to society are in our DNA. My father believed it was his Dharma – or duty – to work to give.”
Hinduja Group, an Anglo-Indian transnational conglomerate company is managed by four siblings, Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash, and Ashok.
The group covers eleven sectors, including Automotives, Oil, and Specialty. Chemicals, Banking & Finance, IT & ITeS, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Trading, Infrastructure Project Development, Media & Entertainment, Power, Real Estate.
He comes under the top 5 richest people in India and under 100 billionaires of 2020.
#6. Pallonji Mistry
Net Worth: $15 billion
Famous Quote: “I think when you make decisions, you should take them not based on what you believe is a convenient outcome, but what you believe is the right outcome. That’s important.”
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Indian-Irish tycoon who is the chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. He owns Shapoorji Pallonji Construction Limited, Forbes Textiles and Eureka Forbes Limited, and he is the former chairman of Associated Cement Companies.
Though an Indian Pallonji gave up his Indian citizenship and became the citizen of Ireland as he fell in love with an Irish girl, Pat “Patsy” Perin Dubash.
#5. Radhakishan Damani
Net Worth: $15.4 billion
Radhakishan Damani, an Indian businessman and an investor is the founder of DMart a famous hypermarket chain. Today he has 214 DMart stores across India.
Radhakishan also owns stakes in a range of companies, from tobacco firm VST industries to cement producer India Cements.
#4. Lakshmi Mittal
Net Worth: $18.7 billion
Famous Quote: “In business life, first of all, you need to have the commitment, dedication and passion for what you are doing.”
Lakshmi Mittal, popularly knows as the Indian steel magnate, is a chairman of ArcelorMittal is based in the United Kingdom. His company Arcelor Mittal is the world’s largest steel producing company.
Lakshmi Mittal is a very well respected businessman who has created his fortune and became one of the wealthiest people in India.
In 2020, his net worth was estimated to be $18 billion, but recently it whooped up to $18.7 billion.
#3. Shiv Nadar
Net Worth: $22.5 billion
Famous Quote: “It is always good to start at a younger age. The only crucial thing is to carve out your vision and assess your readiness to begin giving. And the commitment and purpose are core to give.”
Shiv Nadar co-founder of Indias third largest IT company HCL Technologies Limited, started this company from his garage to make microprocessors and calculators.
In 2008 he was also awarded by Padma Bhushan. Nadar’s daughter Roshni Nadar is now chairman of HCL.
#2. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $ 87.9 billion
Famous Quote: “I am a big believer that technology shapes mankind.”
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is Indias richest person, second richest person in Asia and 14th most affluent in the world with a net worth of $73.1 billion, who is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd.
He is one of the wealthiest sports owners in the world. He resides at the Antilia Building, which is one of the world’s most expensive private residences with its worth reaching $1 billion.
In 2016, he launched a telecommunication company named JIO, which sparked a price-war and attracted 100 million users in just 170 days.
His wealth is more significant than the combined wealth of other billionaires of India.
#1. Gautam Adani
Net Worth: $88.5 billion
Famous Quote: “Either you sit on the pile of cash, or you continue to grow.”
Gautam Shantilal Adani is the chairman and founder of the Adani group. Adani Group is an Ahmedabad based conglomerate multinational company involved in port development in India.
Adani’s company is Indias largest port developing company with ten ports including Mundra port, which is an infrastructural marvel.
Gautam Adani also acquired a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport, in September 2020.
These are the 10 powerful and richest people in India; the list you read is based on the recent(2021) calculated net worth by Forbes and many other accurate resources.
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