Mukesh Ambani Surges Ahead Of Jack Ma, Becomes Richest Person In Asia

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India. With a net worth of $84.5 billion (Rs. 626652 crores), he has now surged ahead of Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma (with a net worth of $48.4 billion or Rs. 359186 crores) to also become the richest person in Asia.

India Today reports that on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s billionaires, Mr. Ambani is ranked Number 10 and Mr. Ma’s rank went down from 17 to 26. Interestingly, it was found that after the US (724) and China (698), India (140) has the third-highest number of billionaires in the world.

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Here are the richest people in India

  1. Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani – Rs. 626652 crores
  2. Adani Group Chairman, Gautam Adani – Rs. 374583 crores
  3. Founder of HCL Technologies, Shiv Nadar – Rs. 174311 crores

The other people who make the top 10 include Chairman of the Poonawalla Group and founder of the Serum Institute of India Cyrus Poonawalla, DMart founder Radhakishan Damani, Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO Uday Kotak, Executive Chairman of ArcelorMittal Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla, founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals Dilip Shanghvi and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Mittal.

Here are the richest people in the world

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  1. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – $177 billion
  2. SpaceX founder Elon Musk – $151 billion
  3. Chairman of LVMH Bernard Arnault – $150 billion
  4. Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates – $124 billion
  5. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – $97 billion

If you’re looking for female representation on the list, L’Oréal board member Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the world’s richest woman with a net worth of $73.6 billion and she is ranked Number 12 on the billionaires’ list.

Another interesting thing that was found in this year’s list was that there’s a new billionaire every 17 hours with the total being 2,755 billionaires in the world. If that isn’t Wednesday morning motivation, we don’t know what is. Onward and upward folks!

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