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101 Indians On Forbes List Of Richest People In The World


The Forbes report of world’s richest people with profiling and ranking is out which also has names of 101 Indians in it, including 4 women. It’s first time ever that Indians have crossed the 100 mark. Positioned at number 33, Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani has net worth of $23.2 billion. Following him at spot 56 is Indian steel baron Lakshmi Mittal with total wealth worth $16.4 billion. Wipro Limited (ADR) chairman, Azim Premji is ranked 72 with a fortune worth $12.2 billion.

Four wealthiest Indian women who are also there on the list are Savitri Jindal at the 303 position with a net worth of $5.2 billion. Smita Crishna-Godrej from the Godrej clan is ranked 814th followed by Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (973) and Leena Tewari (1030), chair of USV India which specialises in diabetic and cardiovascular drugs. They have net worth of $2.5 billion, $2.1 billion and $2 billion respectively.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been declared as the world’s richest man for the fourth time in a row with wealth worth $86 billion,up from $75 billion last year. Number 2 in this billionaires list is investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, with a fortune worth $75.6 billion, up from $60.8 billion last year. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, whose net worth increased to $72.8 billion, rolls in at third place. Amancio Ortega, the Spanish retailer best known for the Zara fashion line, falls to Number 4 with a $71.3 billion fortune and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg comes in fifth at $56 billion. Other billionaires on the list include Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu ($54.5 billion), Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison ($52.2 billion), brothers Charles and David Koch ($48.3 billion each) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ($47.5 billion).

Donald Trump who became the first billionaire president in US history in January 2017, acquires position number 544 with a net worth of $3.5 billion. He was spotted at 324 last year.

The Forbes report consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of $7.67 trillion. Moreover, the US has the most billionaires, with 565, followed by China, with 319 and Germany with 114.

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