25 richest Indians on the planet and how much money they have

With an increased net worth of $22.7 billion compared to last year, Mukesh Ambani has now dominated the Forbes list of richest Indians for 10 years in a row.

Mukesh Ambani further consolidated his top position in Forbes list of richest Indians in 2016, with net worth of his nearest competitor, Dilip Shanghvi, falling by $1.1 billion compared to last year.

According to Forbes, the list was put together using financial information from a variety of sources including data obtained from business families,and data from stock exchanges and India’s regulatory agencies among others.

1. Mukesh Ambani

The net worth of the 57-year old chairman of Reliance Industries is estimated at $22.7 billion.

2. Dilip Shanghvi


Second to Mukesh Ambani, Sun Pharamceutical’s head had assets worth $16.9 billion.

3. Hinduja Brothers


The Hinduja Brothers, Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok, manage the diversified Hinduja Group and a combined worth of $15.2 billion.

4. Azim Premji


Wipro Group’s Azim Premji is fourth richest Indian in the world, having amassed a fortune of $15.1 billion.

5. Pallonji Mistry


The former chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group and father of expelled former Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Pallonji Mistry’s net worth is $13.9 billion.

6. Lakshmi Mittal


Mittal, one of the richest businessmen in the UK, heads the Arcelor Mittal Group. His net worth is $12.5 billion

7. Adi Godrej and family


The net worth of the Godrej family is $12.4 billion.

8. Shiv Nadar


The businessman heads tech giant HCL Technologies and his wealth was valued at $11.4 billion.

9. Kumar Mangalam Birla


The chairman of Indian company Aditya Birla Group has net worth of $8.8 billion.

10. Cyrus Poonawala


The septuagenarian is the co-founder of Serum Institute of India Limited. He owns assets worth $8.6 billion.

11. Uday Kotak


The chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank has total assets of $8.3 billion.

12. Sunil Mittal


The head of telco giant Airtel has total assets amounting to $6.6 billion.

13. Gautam Adani


The chairman of Adani Group has a net worth of $6.3 billion.

14.  Benu Gopal Bangur


The 83-year old head of Shree Cement’s net worth is $5.9 billion.

15. Anand Burman and family


The owners of Dabur brand have a fortune of $5.85 billion.

16. Shashi and Ravi Ruia


The Ruias own the Essar Group and have a combined net worth of $5.8 billion.

17. Bajaj family


With combined assets of $5.7 billion, the well-known Bajaj family are one of the richest in India.

18. Subhash Chandra


The media baron owns Zee Media. His total assets amount to $5.6 billion.

19.  Savitri Jindal and family


The first woman to feature on the list, Jindal is the non-executive chairperson of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. Her net worth is $5.3 billion.

20. Desh Bandhu Gupta


Gupta is the founder and chairman of Lupin Ltd. His net worth is $5.1 billion.

21. Vikram Lal


Vikram Lal is the former chairman of Eicher Motors. He has assets worth $5.0 billion.

22. Kushal Pal Singh


The head of DLF Group, the Indian real estate tycoon’s net worth is $4.8 billion.

23. Pankaj Patel


The chairman of Cadila Healthcare has a net worth of $4.5 billion.

24. Micky Jagtiani


Jagtiani is the head of Dubai-based Landmark Group, owner of popular fashion brand Pantaloons. His net worth is $4.4 billion.

25. MA Yusuff Ali


With a net worth of $4 billion, the head of Middle-East based Lulu Group features on the list of wealthiest Indians.