As the famous quote says, “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor,” It is a hardcore truth. There are some people who have earned so much that their next generations can happily spend their money lavishly and no need to work so hard to earn money. At the same time there are some people who strive to get their single meal / per day. This is the surprising world which witnesses all kinds of people. India is a country which is rich in resources, IT, population etc but still a developing country. Fading out these facts, there are so many rich people in India. They are even hailing the world market. Have a look at the top 10 India’s richest people.
10) Kumar Manglam Birla:
Net Worth:$8 Billions
He is an Indian industrialist and the present Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group; it is one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. It holds the 3rd position in India’s largest groups. Presently, he is the working chancellor for Birla Institute of Technology.
He is a CA, MBA student. In 1995, he took the charges of Aditya Birla Group after his dad’s sudden death, Aditya Birla. Many doubts and questions were raised on KM’s abilities as he was a young chap and new to the industry. But he proved himself very soon and made Aditya Group as one of the most respected industries in India. Later they also improved in never touched departments like Telecom, Software, BPO and other areas. Overall revenue 8 billion US dollars
9) Hinduja Brothers:
Net Worth:$8.1 Billions
Hinduja brothers make their debut on renewed focus on Indian operations. Ashok Leyland promoted by Dhoni has 25% share of the commercial vehicles. They have many group ventures and businesses under Hinduja Realty Ventures. They are also into the defence, energy, petroleum, media and technology. Internationally, the group is growing high and beefing up in all sectors take it automotive, oil and wealth management operations.
The four close-knit brothers consist of Srichand and Gopichand, who live in London; Prakash live in Geneva and the youngest Ashok in Mumbai, they are well connected and co operated. These brothers are also known for charity and social service.
8) Shashi & Ravi Ruia:
Net Worth:$8.7 Billions
These brothers are known for Essar group. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India is the head for this Essar Group which is said to be a multinational corporation. The company has many sub industries such as steel, energy, power, communications, shipping ports, logistics and construction. At present the group is also focusing on Global Market.
It began as the construction company but later it speeded widely within a few decades. Essar is managed by Shashi Ruia, Chairman – Essar Group and Ravi Ruia, Vice Chairman Essar Group. Unfortunely they are also known for some scams, recently but still stay in the list with the annual revenue of 8.7 US billion dollars through diversified sources.
7) Savithri Jindal and family:
Net Worth: $10.9 Billions
Savitri Jindal is considered as the wealthiest woman in India and 80th richest person in the world. She is the present chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group, and also member of Vidhan Sabha(Haryana) Legislative assembly. She was the Minister of power until 2010 for the Government of Haryana. She came into the limelight and took charges after his husband’s OP Jindal death in a helicopter crash in 2005. From she has led things exceptionally well. Revenue is nearly 10.9 Billion dollars. She has the most number of children, nine. All are part of this prestigious group and doing their part well.
6) Adi Godrej and family:
Net Worth: $11.1 Billions
An industrialist and philanthropist who took birth on 3 April 1942, Adi Godrej, His net income of the year are 11.1 billion US dollars. Adi is an MBA student, he modernized and systemized the management structures and there were a lot of process improvements implemented. At the time of low economic era he took Godrej group to the safest level.
World Wildlife Fund in India is majorly supported by Godrej group. It is 114 year old group which even shares partnership with Hershey’s chocolates. At the Asian awards he was awarded as the Entrepreneur of the year award, 2013. Recently he received “Padma Bhushan” award 2013, India’s highest third Indian civilian award.
5) Dilip Sanghvi :
Net Worth: $11.9 Billions
Dilip Shanghvi is a Maratha, born in Mumbai is the founder and managing director of the very known Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited. It was founded in the year 1982 and stands as one among top 5 drug maker in India. He has net worth of 11.9 US Billion dollars. His higher education was done in Kolkata. He is a good hard worker and his group manufactured medicines are most trusted and guaranteed.
4) Pallonji Mistry :
Net Worth: $12.9 Billion
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is a very old man is from an Irish construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Mumbai. He is a half Indian but still has a huge amount of shares in Tata Sons. The revenue is 12.9 Billion dollars which makes him to stand in fourth position. He has nearly 20 % stake in Tata Sons. He is one and only largest shareholder in Tata sons India’s prodigious group.
As Indian never allows dual citizenship Pallonji gave up his Indian citizenship in the year 2003 and obtained Irish citizenship. His son Cyrus holds the key position in Tata sons and it seems that he has overtaken them too.
3) Azim Premji :
Net worth: $16.9 Billions
Every engineer’s dream company the most reputed and recruited Software Company and one can never take this name out when it comes to IT. Yes, it is applying thought, WIPRO. The net worth is 16.9 Billion US dollars. Wipro is headed by Azim Premji, he has emerged as one of the Indian leaders in the software industry. He holds 41st position is the world and one among the 20 most powerful men in the world according to the Asia week . His name was listed for twice in Top 100 most influential people by the most honorable and prestigious TIME magazine.
2) Lakshmi Mittal :
Net worth ::$20.2 Billions
He is British based Indian steel magnate. He owns a Steel Industries with total revenue of 20.2 US Billion Dollars. He is the chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s largest steel making company. He also has 34 % stake in Queens park football team.
He is also the second wealthiest man in Britain, who do not own British citizenship. But he has faced a lot of ups and downs where the positions were drastically changed year by year but he has stable personal wealth. He is partner of many Global organisation, one among those is he is one of the directors of Goldman Sachs the software banking company based in London. He was also included in Time magazine among the Top 100 influential persons in 2007.
1) Mukesh Ambani :
Net worth ::$22.6 Billions
Who doesn’t know this billionaire? He is Mumbai ka Raaja and the wealthiest man of India. He has many businesses some of them are petroleum, oil, gas and refining as well as telecommunication, textiles and retail, as well as advancing Special Economic Zone. He also owns Mumbai Indians Cricket team in IPL. He lives in a 27 store building which has a view of Arabian sea beyond the city skyline.
This is the most luxurious home ever in world history. Some key features are cinema, gym, pool, dance studio, four helicopter pads, 160 car spaces, a Picasso painting. He was a MBA drop out student of Stanford University. He took his father’s property to the next level and continued the legacy in all businesses.
His net income value is 22.6 Billion US dollars. He is the richest man of India and 2nd richest in Asia. This is his 6th in a row. He is a member of board of directors of Bank of America and the international advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations. In India, he is the chairman of the board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. This is one among the best institutions in India.
Conclusion: So, until now these are the richest people of India. There are a few more people who have a fluctuating economic figure. But India has such a great business officials who are hailing the world with their industrial achievements. Sadly, it is again proved in India that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. It will be a good and revolutionary movement if all these great people combine and think for our country’s improvement and advancement in all the possible fields/ways!