International Agency Hurun recently released the names of top 10 richest person in India. The list was topped by none other than Mukesh Ambani with over 58% jump in his net worth. Storming into Top 10 for the first time, 44-year-old Patanjali’s CEO Acharya Balkrishna has become the 8th richest person in the country after 173 per cent rise in his wealth to Rs 70,000 crore.
Patanjali has secured a second place in Indian FMCG market share in under 5 years, the report said.
And in addition to that, Mukesh Ambani tops the list with a wealth which thrice the No. 2, a wide margin has never been seen even in the countries like USA, China, Russia, UK and more!
The net worth of 60-year-old billionaire Mukesh Ambani is even 50% more than the GDP of Yemen!
“The total number of rich list entrants increased 6 times since we launched the list six years ago; a good indication that Indian entrepreneurs are coming of age with global ambitions,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman and Chief Researcher, Hurun Report Global.
Mumbai is the capital for India’s super-rich, followed by New Delhi (117) and Bengaluru (51). Ahmedabad broke into top 5 with 26 new entrants. With 22 and 11 India Rich Listers, Chennai and Kanpur respectively breaks into top 10 cities of residence for Hurun India Rich Listers. Number of dollar billionaires in India also increased to 136 from 126 last year, the report said.
The combined wealth of India’s richest is a staggering $640 billion, equating to 1/4th of India’s GDP last year and similar to the GDPs of Switzerland ($660bn), and combined GDP of South Africa ($317bn) & Israel ($340bn).
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