India has always been an affluent country. Reigned by many dynasties, there has been a frequent flush of the wealth that was taken outside India. This practice prominently continued till the British rule. In spite of all this wealth drain, India is still holding a high pedestal in terms of wealth. Indian economy is one of the strongest economies in the world. There are many famous faces that are counted as the India richest man with great turnovers and affluent lifestyles. They are the icons of youth, who seek successful careers in order to obtain the materialistic joy. To inspire you more, here goes the list of the richest man in India:
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Topping the list is Mr. Mukesh Ambani, hailing from Gujarat, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries. Born in Yemen in 1957 to parents Dhirubhai and Kokilaben Ambani, he is an alumnus of Institute of Chemical Technology and a Stanford University dropout. Later, father and son got into the polyester and petrochemical business and set up their own plant and excelled tremendously with the brand name Reliance Communications Limited. Winning various business awards, Mr. Mukesh Ambani soon became a business icon. Currently, his company's telecom division, Reliance Jio is merged with younger brother Anil Ambani's Reliance Communication to bring cost-effective 4G services to India.
Net Worth: $18.9Billion
Source of income: Petrochemicals, Oil, and Gas
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Next, following the list is Dilip Sanghvi. Born in 1955 in the small town of Amreli, Gujarat, this affluent personality possesses a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree from the Calcutta University. Currently, he resides in the commercial capital of India, Mumbai. He is the founder of India's most valuable drug company, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, a very successful business avenue. He acquires other drug companies calledCaraco Pharmain the United States and another one in Israel calledTaro Pharma.
Net Worth: $18.0Billion
Source of income: Pharmaceuticals
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Born in 1945 to father Mohamed Premji, Azim Premji is not only India's third richest man but also one of Asia's most benevolent men. With a strong educational background from Stanford University, Azim Premji is the chairperson of Wipro that manufactures microcomputers. Currently residing in Bangalore, he is certainly India's most admired software tycoon. Joining Bill Gates in the terms of generosity and philanthropy, Azim Premji has pledged to give away the majority of his money in charity.
Net Worth: $15.9Billion
Source of income: Software
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Born in 1929, this Irish citizen inherited 18.4% shares of the law firmTata Sons that belong toTata Group after his father passed away. This helped to contribute to his multi-billion dollar fortune. Though Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry holds an Ireland citizenship, he presently resides in Mumbai and is the chairman of an Indian construction titan, Shapporji Pallonji Group, dealing with construction, real estate, textiles, shipping, publications, power, and biotechnology. Phew! He is also the oldest man on this list.
Net Worth: $14.7Billion
Source of income: Construction
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Born in Tamil Nadu in the year 1945, Shiv Nadar is an alumnus of PSG College of Technology and is the sole owner of the HCL group. This bright mind began his successful journey by creating calculators by the name of Microscope and then selling them off to the Indian market. Giving academics its significance, he also founded the SSN College of Engineeringin 1996. Awarded with the Padma Bhushan and several governor awards for his charitable contributions and contribution to the IT Industry, Shiv Nadar acquires stands fifth in the list.
Net Worth: $12.9 Billion
Source of income: Information Technology
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Born in an affluent family in 1967 in Rajasthan, Kumar Mangalam Birla is the son of Aditya Birla, who was the Chairman one of the biggest conglomerate groups of India, i.e. the Aditya Birla Group-India's largest cement producer. Having an MBA degree from the London Business School, Kumar Birla turned the $2 Billion company of his father into a $40 Billion one with his business skills. Recently, Kumar Birla has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Governors in Delhi and has launched Aadyam, an initiative to support the theatres.
Net Worth: $7.8Billion
Source of income: Commodities
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Born in 1945, Cyrus Poonawalla started his career in the family business of farming that soon disinterested him. He studied medicine at the Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce and graduated in 1966. Renowned as India's vaccine king, Cyrus Poonawalla is the chairman of thePoonawalla Group owning Serum Institute of India, headquartered in Pune that is the largest producer of vaccines in India and is the country's leading gainer on the rising revenues and profits.
Net Worth: $7.9 Billion
Source of Income: Vaccines
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No one would believe you if you say that you are unfamiliar with the name of Lakshmi Mittal. Often regarded as The King of Steel', he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel producer. After getting a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calcutta, he began his very own steel factory in Indonesia. Other than being a billionaire, Mittal is also a world-renowned philanthropist. He is also a member of the board of directors of the global investment-banking firmGoldman Sachs. He is also the CEO ofArcelor Mittal, the largest steel making company in the world. He established theMittal Champions Trust worth approximately $10 million that supports athletes all throughout India. Winning many business awards, he is one of the most influential persons in India.
Net Worth: $11.2Billion
Source of income: Steel
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TheGodrej Groupis a vast conglomerate that deals with consumer products, furniture, security, industrial engineering, agricultural products, and real estate. Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojsha Burjorji Godrej were the original founders of the group. All the way back in 1897, they jointly assisted in bringing this Goliath of a business to life. Currently, Adi Godrej is running the group. The Godrej Family is regarded as one of the wealthiest families in the country.
Net Worth: $11.4Billion
Source of income: Consumer Products
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