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Top 10 Richest Persons in India

Top 10 Richest Persons in India 2021

India is a large country and popularly known for its diverse nature. The country has given birth to hundreds of so many legendary personalities including authors, actors, business tycoons, artists, politicians, and more.

This country has also given birth to many billionaires. India is known to be the home for the third-largest number of billionaires after China and the United States of America.

These billionaires have managed to get their places in the list of top 10 richest persons that India has. Here is the list.

1.  Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

One of the wealthiest business tycoons in India who ranks on the top list of the top 10 richest people list is Mukesh Ambani. He is Asia’s richest business tycoon and also ranks fifth on the world’s richest person’s list.

Mukesh was born in the year 1957 on the 19th of April in Aden, Yemen. His net worth is estimated to be around USD 83 billion.

He is the chairman, managing director, and also the largest shareholder of the Reliance industry which is India’s most valuable company according to the market value.

Besides that, being the head of Reliance Industries, he witnessed his business reach 24% in fortunes. This also helped it to rank a level up from the ninth to the eighth richest positions according to the Hurun Global Rich List.

2.  Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani

The second wealthiest Indian on our list is Gautam Adani whose net worth is estimated to be around $56.2 billion. He was born on the 24th of June in the year 1962 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

As his fortune has risen in the past few years, it has also made him the 13th richest man in the whole world. He is the founder and chairman of the Adani Group which is a multinational conglomerate that works on port development.

His Mundra Port is the largest private-sector port of India that operates and has the potential to handle about 210 million of cargo every year.

3.  Uday Kotak

Uday Kotak

India has another richest man named Uday Kotak who was born in Mumbai on the 15th of March in the year 1959. He is India’s billionaire banker, the executive vice-chairman, and the managing director of the famous bank called Kotak Mahindra.

He started his banking business in the 1980s when India was still counted in the position of having a closed economy. 

Anyways in the mid-’80s, he managed to run his finance firm which later got converted into a bank in the year 2003. His finance firm, Kotak Mahindra soon became the first bank that was given the banking license by the Reserve bank of India.

4.  Radhakishan Damani

Radhakishan Damani

Radhakishan Damani is a business tycoon, stock market investor, and also founder of DMart. He was born in the year 1954 on the 1st of January in Bikaner. Mr. Damani is considered to be India’s retail king after the IPO of his supermarket chain Avenue Supermart.

His net worth is estimated to be around $16.5 billion. He has his stakes in many companies including tobacco firm VST industries, cement producer India cement, Andhra Paper, and more. Radhakishan has around 215 DMart stores all across India and loves to maintain a low profile.

5.  Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar

India’s other well-known industrialist is Shiv Nadar who was born in Thiruchendur on the 14th of July in the year of 1945. He is the founder as well as the chairman of HCL Technologies and Shiv Nadar Foundation.

Currently, his company HCL has his daughter Roshni Nadar as the CEO and Executive director. His HCL technology was found during the 1970s. Earlier HCL was an IT hardware company that Shiv Nadar transformed into an IT enterprise. 

HCL is operated by thousands of professionals belonging to 50 different countries.

The total net worth of this brilliant man is estimated to be around USD 27 billion. He was also honored with the Padma Bhushan Award in the year of 2008 for his contributions and efforts towards the IT industry in India.

6.  Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal is an Indian Steel Magnate who was born on the 15th of June in the year 1950 in Sadulpur. He is the CEO of the world’s largest steelmaking company named ArcelorMittal and chairman of another stainless steel manufacturing company named Aperam.

 His net worth currently is estimated to be around USD 20 billion.  He took his first international step in the year of 1989 with a lease and subsequent acquisition of a steel company in Trinidad and Tobago.

Later it expanded into many places like Mexico, the USA, Germany, Kazakhstan, and others

7.  Cyrus Poonawalla

Cyrus Poonawalla
Billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman of Serum Institute of India Ltd., sits for a photograph in Pune, Maharashtra, India, on Monday, May 4, 2015. Serum, Asia’s largest vaccine maker, will look at a possible merger with generic drugmaker Cipla Ltd. if the European venture between the two companies succeeds. Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cyrus Poonawalla is an Indian Billionaire business tycoon and also the chairman of the Poonawalla group. He was born in the year of 1941 in Pune.

His Poonawalla group also includes the Serum Institute of India which is one of the largest biotech companies that makes vaccines. Currently, his company has contributed towards battling against Covid-19 by manufacturing a vaccine called Oxford AstraZeneca.

The net worth of this amazing man is calculated to be around USD 19 billion. His company Serum Institute of India is also known for launching the first therapeutic tetanus serum and then anti-tetanus vaccines too.

8.  Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla

Kumar Birla was born in the year 1967 on the 14th of June in Kolkata. He is one of those billionaire industrialists and also the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. This group is one of the biggest conglomerates in India which is inherited by the fourth generation in a row.

He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi along with the Indian Institutes of Management Ahmedabad.

The Aditya Birla group deals in manufacturing cement and aluminum besides providing retail, telecom, and financial services. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 14 billion.

9.  Hinduja Brothers (Group)

Hinduja Brothers

Hinduja group has four brothers named Ashok, Srichand, Gopichand, and Prakash. It is an anglo Indian conglomerate located in Mumbai and has its headquarters in London.

The group was founded in the year of 1914 by Parmanand Hinduja. This group in total is estimated to be worth around USD 18 billion.

It consists of 11 sectors which include automotive, oil and specialty chemicals, banking and finance, IT and ITeS, real estate. Cybersecurity, health care, media and entertainment, power, trading, and Infrastructure project development.

With all these sectors the Hinduja group has managed to be labeled as the largest diversified group in the whole world.

10.  Jay Chaudhry

Jay Chaudhry

Jay Chaudhry is another billionaire who is the founder and the CEO of Zscaler. This Indian- American Entrepreneur was born in the year 1959 in Himachal Pradesh.

His company Zscaler is a cybersecurity company that is known for developing the world’s largest cloud-native security platform. His total net worth is estimated to be around $13 billion.

He has managed to climb to the 577 spots in the Hurun Global Rich list of 2021. Jay is also the founder of AirDefense, Ciphertrust, Coreharbor, and SecuredIT

These were the top 10 richest Indian people that have been competing by making full efforts to rank in the top position in the future.

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