India is the second-most populous country in the world with a population of 1.38 billion after China. In terms of billionaires, India ranks third with 140 billionaires in 2021. In the 2nd year of the Covid Pandemic, India’s richest people increased their wealth by 50%.
Forbes published India Rich List of 100 billionaires for 2021, the accumulative wealth of 100 people on the list is worth $775 billion. This year many newcomers entered India Rich 100 list and many billionaires dropped out of the list. Reliance Industries owner and chairman, Mukesh Ambani topped the list with a net worth of $92.7 billion, adding $4 billion more from 2020.
Here are Forbes India’s Top 10 Richest People in 2021 –
|1.||Mukesh Ambani||$92.7 B||64|
|2.||Gautam Adani||$74.8 B||59|
|3.||Shiv Nadar||$31 B||76|
|4.||Radhakishan Damani||$29.4 B||66|
|5.||Cyrus Poonawalla||$19 B||80|
|6.||Lakshmi Mittal||$18.8 B||71|
|7.||Savitri Jindal||$18 B||71|
|8.||Uday Kotak||$16.5 B||62|
|9.||Pallonji Mistry||$16.4 B||92|
|10.||Kumar Birla||$15.8 B||54|
At the top of the list is Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani India’s richest person with a net worth of $92.7 billion. He is India’s richest person since 2008, and the world’s 10th wealthiest person in the current time. As of October 15, 2021, Ambani’s net worth is $102.1 billion.
Founder of Adani Group, Gautam Adani is in 2nd place on this list, with a net worth of $74.8 billion. Adani’s 2020 net worth is $25.4 billion, 196% ($49.6 billion) wealth gain this year.
Third place secured by founder and chairman of HCL Technologies, Shiv Nadar with a net worth of $31 billion, gained $10.6 billion in 2021.
Radhakishan Damani, investor, businessman, and founder of DMart is the 4th richest person in India, with a net worth of $29.4 billion, add 14 billion more this year.
Vaccine king founder of Serum Institute of India (SII), Cyrus S. Poonawalla is 5th place on the list, with a net worth of 19 billion.
Indian Steel Magnate, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal secured 6th place in the list, with a net worth of $18.8 billion.
Savitri Jindal, chairperson of Jindal Group only women in this list at 7th place, with a net worth of $18 billion. She added $11.4 billion this year and entered the top 10 club for the first time.
Billionaire banker, Founder, and MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak is the 8th richest Indian with a net worth of $16.5 billion.
Pallonji Shaporji Mistry, Chairman of Shaporji Pallonji Group, holds 9th place in the rich list with a net worth of $16.4 billion. He is the oldest Indian billionaire at age of 92.
Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla is the 10th richest Indian with a net worth of $15.8 billion.
The cumulative net worth of the top 10 richest Indians is $332.4 billion.
In 2020, the Godrej family ranks 9th and the Hinduja family ranks 5th, this year they are out of the top 10 despite their wealth increasing.