Below is the list of richest person in India. This list is based on Forbes billionaire’s list.
Top 4 Richest Person in India
This list is in descending order.
4. Dilip Shanghvi, India, Net Worth: $10.7 billion
Dilip Shanghvi spent his childhood in the small town of Amreli, the same place he was born on October 1955. He studied at J.J. Ajmera High School and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Calcutta. His father used to sell wholesale generic prescription drugs, and Shanghvi helped his father after his undergraduate’s degree. But as he was selling drugs manufactured by other companies, it didn’t give him any satisfaction. So, he started manufacturing his own.
He initiated the company ‘Sun Pharmaceuticals’ in 1982 and since then, his net worth has been escalating. He also took over other prescription drug companies in the US and in Israel for cheap. He was a big risk taken, and at hindsight, it seems to have paid him off handsomely.
3. Shiv Nadar, Net worth: $13.3 billion
Born on 1945 in Tamil Nadu, Indian Industrailist and Philanthropist Shiv Nadar is Founder and Chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
2. Azim Premji, India, Net worth: $18.2 billion
Premji’s father was a successful businessman when his father started the company ‘Western Indian Vegetable Products’ that manufactured hydrogenated oil. So, Premji would inherit his father’s wealth for his business.
Born on 1945, Premji studied Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in the United States. After completing his studies, he returned back to India and took over his father’s business when he tragically passed away. Instead of giving continuation to manufacturing hydrogenated oil, Premji used his engineering expertise to create microcomputers. He even changed the company’s name to WiPro.
He is also considered to be one of the most philanthropic businessmen in all India. He donates 30% of his profit for education and is also involved with an elite society of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates to work for charity.
1. Mukesh Ambani, India, Net Worth: $35.2 billion
Mukesh has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology. He was also studying MBA at Stanford but had to drop out to help his father in telecommunication business. At the time, the business was quite small. But with Mukesh’s efforts, it quickly expanded and grew today’s ‘Reliance Communications Limited’.
Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India. Born on 1957, He is the largest shareholder of ‘Reliance Industries Limited’, the company that deals with petrochemicals and oil and gas sectors. It’s considered to be the “Fortune 500 company”. The growth of the company has taken Mukesh to where he is today as one of the richest business in India and Asia. He also runs the largest retailer company ‘Reliance Retail Ltd.’. He lives in a 14th-floor apartment building that cost him over $1billion with his family.
However, there are rumors that he earned his wealth by shorting oil prices and keeping the profits for himself.
He is also the 2nd richest person in Asia