Top 10 Richest people in India 2017

It takes some doing to climb up the Everest and stay there for a considerable amount of time. But there are few people who don’t just excel, they maintain their quality standards and stay in the elite list of people for a long time. Here are 10 such people in this country, who managed to earn Billions of bucks over their life time and have become the 10 most richest people of this country.

Mukesh Ambani Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) – RTR3CY35

10) Cyrus Poonawala($8.9 Billion):

Owner of the Poonawala groups and Serum Institute of India which manufactures Pediatric vaccines, Cyrus Poonawala grabs the 10th spot in the list with a Net worth of $8.9 Billion. Their company approximately produces 1.3 Billion doses every year and is one of the largest manufacturers of such vaccines in the entire globe.

9) Kumar Birla($10.3 Billion):

Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman and founder of Aditya Birla Groups and is one of the largest conglomerate corporations in this country. He is also the chancellor of the very famous Birla Institute of Technology, which is one of the most highly reputed Engineering colleges in the country. His net worth sums up closely to $10 Billion.

8) Shiv Nadar(12.9 Billion):

Founder and Chairperson of HCL, Shiv Nadar is one of the finest entrepreneurs and philanthropists this country has ever had. With a net worth of 12.9 Billion as of 2017, he grabs the 8th spot in this list of some absolutely magnificent business magnates.

7) Godrej Family(13.5 Billion):

In 1897 Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojsha Burjoji Godrej started Godrej Industries spanning sectors as diverse as real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agricultural products. No wonder why they remain so high in the list.

6) Dilip Shangvi($13.8 Billion):

Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian businessman and one of the country’s richest people. He founded Sun Pharmaceuticals with a partner, Pradeep Ghosh. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016. His net worth sums op closely to $13.8 Billion.

5) Lakshmi Mittal($14.4 Billion):

Owner of the largest steel manufacturing company in the world, Lakshmi Mittal is a UK based Business Magnate. With a net worth of $14.4 Billion, Lakshmi Mittal is currently the fifth richest person in this country.

4) Pallonji Mistry($15.2 Billion):

With a Net worth of $15.2 Billion, Pallonji Mistry, an Irish Indian Business magnate is standing fourth on this list. He owns a construction company by the name Shaoorji Pallonji Group. His son Cyrus Mistry was briefly the CEO of Tata groups, but later got sacked for a variety of reasons.

3) Azim Premji($16.2 Billion):

Owner of one of the greatest software companies in this country WIPRO, Azim Premji is a name that needs no introduction. A great business magnate and philanthopist, Premji is widely renowned as the Czar of Indian IT industry.

2) S.P Hinduja($16.4 Billion):

The eldest of the Hinduja brothers, Srichand Parmanand Hinduja pips Azim Premji by fine margins to take the second spot in this elite list of people. He is the primary shareholder and chairman of Hinduja Group of companies. Currently, he resides in Britain and also has a British Citizenship.

1) Mukesh Ambani($31.1 Billion):

By some distance, the chairperson of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani remains at the top of this list. Its barely surprising that Muskesh Ambani is at the helm of this list and he is bound to stay there for many more years to come.

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Written by Anuraag Peesara

A philanthropic, self-obsessed individual, sometimes tedious, sometimes edgy, yet the positive vibes keep me alive. Stay calm, be yourself, its your life, do it your own way., my way is expressing via writing (typing rather).

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