Forbes India Rich List 2017 released its list of top Indian richest persons and once again Mukesh Ambani has emerged as India’s richest person with net worth of $38 billion(nearly Rs 2.5 lakh crore). Mukesh Ambani has been on top if the list for last 10 years. Combined wealth of top 100 richest persons of India has rose by 26% to $479 billion (over Rs 31 lakh crore) as compared to 2016.
Azim Premji has shown improvements this year and has occupied the second place in the Forbe’s list with a net worth of $19 billion. He replaced Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharma who has slipped down from second place to ninth with total worth of ($12.1 billion). Mukesh Ambani’s brother Anil Ambani shown poor performance in Forbes magazine’s annual India Rich List 2017 and ranked much lower at 45th place with $3.15 billion. last year, Mukesh was at 32 place.
Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali Ayurved and very close to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has shown a remarkable improvement and jumped from 48th place last year to 19th now with $6.55 billion (about Rs 43,000 crore) net worth.
Forbes has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest experiments with the economy has affected the wealth of Indian Billionaires and thet all have shown poor performance except Mukesh Ambani who has been at top for last ten years.
Here is the Forbe’s list of top five richest Indians:
- Mukesh Ambani ($38 billion)
- Azim Premji ($19 billion)
- Hinduja brothers ($18.4 billion)
- Lakshmi Mittal ($16.5 billion)
- Pallonji Mistry fifth ($16 billion)