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The combined net worth of India’s 100 richest people is 276 billion dollars, almost a quarter of the country’s GDP.

Last year, there were only 27 billionaires on the India rich list. This year, the number has almost doubled to 52, two short of what India had at the peak of the stock market boom in 2007.

“This year's list shows yet again that when conditions in the financial markets and the economy are right, India has the scale and resources to produce billionaires faster than most of the countries on earth,” Naazneen Karmali, India Editor of Forbes Asia and Mumbai bureau manager for Forbes magazine, said.

Though the top ten positions remain largely unchanged, there are some shifts in fortunes across the list.

Sunil Mittal has moved down from Number 4 to Number 8 and Azim Premji has moved up to Number 4 position.


The Ruia brothers with a net worth of $13.6 billion have made it to number 5 this year.

Adi Godrej has moved out of the top 10 to the number 12 position. Savitri Jindal, Nonexecutive Chairwoman of O.P. Jindal Group, at a net worth of $12 billion this year has made it to number 7 on the list – she is one of only six women on the list.

The richest newcomers are two brothers from Torrent Power -- Sudhir and Samir Mehta, ranked 23 at $2.02 billion.

Another notable mention is Nandan Nilekani who has stepped down from Infosys board and is now a part of government. He ranks 43 with a net worth of $1.25 billion. Southern India’s TV king, Kalanithi Maran, ranked 20, almost doubled his net worth to $2.3 billion from $1.2 billion.

His Sun TV Network operates in four states in the south, a region that accounts for one-quarter of India’s population and one-third of those with television in their homes. Forbes Asia features a cover story on Maran.


The Top 10 Richest in India are:

1. Mukesh Ambani $32 billion
2. Lakshmi Mittal $30 billion
3. Anil Ambani $17.5 billion
4. Azim Premji $14.9 billion
5. Shashi & Ravi Ruia $13.6 billion
6. KP Singh $13.5 billion
7. Savitri Jindal $12 billion
8. Sunil Mittal $8.2 billion
9. Kumar Birla $7.8 billion
10. Gautam Adani $6.4 billion 


Billionnaires, but the following did not make the top 40 cut:

41. Niranjan Hiranandani $1.32 billion
42. Desh Bandhu Gupta $1.30 billion
43. Nandan Nilekani $1.25 billion
44. Pankaj Patel $1.21 billion
45. Vikas Oberoi $1.20 billion
46. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan $1.15 billion
47. G.V. Krishna Reddy $1.07 billion
48. Ajay Piramal $1.06 billion
49. Vinod Goenka $1.05 billion
50. Shahid Balwa $1.02 billion
51. Virendra Mhaiskar $1.01 billion
52. Anand Jain $1.00 billion


RANK NAME CITIZENSHIP AGE NET WORTH ($BIL) RESIDENCE
7
Mukesh Ambani
India
51
19.5
India
8
Lakshmi Mittal
India
58
19.3
United Kingdom
34
Anil Ambani
India
49
10.1
India
59
Sunil Mittal & family
India
51
7.7
India
83
Azim Premji
India
63
5.7
India
86
Shashi & Ravi Ruia
India
65
5.6
India
98
Kushal Pal Singh
India
77
5.0
India
124
Kumar Birla
India
41
4.2
India
183
Adi Godrej & family
India
66
3.3
India
205
Dilip Shanghvi
India
53
3.0
India
234
Savitri Jindal
India
59
2.7
India
246
Malvinder & Shivinder Singh
India
33
2.6
India
318
G M Rao
India
58
2.1
India
334
Micky Jagtiani
India
57
2.0
United Arab Emirates
397
Gautam Adani
India
46
1.8
India
397
Indu Jain
India
72
1.8
India
430
Shiv Nadar
India
63
1.7
India
468
Cyrus Poonawalla
India
67
1.5
India
468
Anil Agarwal
India
55
1.5
United Kingdom
601
Uday Kotak
India
50
1.2
India
601
Kalanidhi Maran
India
43
1.2
India
601
Chandru Raheja
India
68
1.2
India
647
Subhash Chandra
India
58
1.1
India
701
Anurag Dikshit
India
37
1.0
Gibraltar

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