Top 10 richest people in India 2017

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China-based International research agency, Hurun Report issued Hurun India Rich List on Tuesday. The Hurun Report has listed 617 individuals with income of rupees 1,000 crore or more. Since its inception in 2012, the Hurun Rich Report has 136 billionaires this year which is a record in itself. One of the top businessman, chairman and MD of the Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani topped the chart with his whoofing wealth of Rs. 2,75,900 crore. Interestingly, Ambani’s Rs. 2,75,900 crore wealth is more than the GDP of Yemen. With a 58% increase in his net worth, Reliance’s MD topped the list and became the richest man in India. Mukesh Ambani topped the chart and retains the richest Indian title for the sixth time in a row. On an average, as per the Hurun Report, the wealth of Hurun India Rich Listers have increased by 17% compared to that of last year.

Apart from Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani, Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi’s with his net worth of INR 89,000 crore; the steel Baron Lakshmi Niwas Mittal with net worth of Rs. 88,200; with INR 85,100 crore the founder and chairman of HCL, Shiv Nadar; along with the founder of multi-billion dollar IT giant Wipro’s Azim Premji with INR 79,000 crore; followed by Acharya Balakrishna of ayurveda giant Patanjali; Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank with net worth of INR 62,700; and with net worth of INR 56,500 crore Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal and Family made it to the 2017 Hurun India Rich List.

The financial, commercial and the entertainment capital of India, Mumbai, is home to India’s super-rich. As 162 super-rich individuals from Mumbai made it to the 2017 Hurun India Rich List followed by the capital city of India, New Delhi, and then the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru. This year’s Hurun India Rich List features eight self-made women. Whereas with 53 entries, the number of women in the Hurun India Rich List increased by 300%. Biotechnology queen, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the richest self-made women in India with Rs. 15,400 crore. As per the Hurun India Rich List, Patanjali has secured second place in Indian FMGC market share in under five years. According to the report of International research agency, the 2017 Hurun India Rich List has witnessed many new faces. This year Hurun Report witnessed 302 new faces for the Hurun India Rich List. The new retail king of Dmart, with his 320percent wealth increase, is the biggest gainer of the 2017 Hurun India Rich List. 62 year old, Radhakishan Damani witnessed the fastest growth as he witnessed three times increase in his wealth.

Interestingly, Indian ayurveda giant Patanjali’s CEO and MD, Achary Balakrishna has made it to the list of top 10 richest Indians. In the 2017 Hurun India Rich List, Acharya Balakrishna has ranked eighth. With a recent turnover of Rs. 10,561 crore in the financial year 2017, Baba Ramdev’s friend Acharya Balakrishna’s Patanjali has given a close competition to major global brands. Way back in 2006, Acharya Balakrishna would have never thought that ten years down the line, Patanjali would come this far and gain new heights with each surpassing year. Balakrishna started Patanjali on personal loans. Acharya Balakrishna said, “ I had to take Rs. 50-60crore loan personal loan, prior to this, I did not even have a personal account in bank.” Balakrishna rose to eighth position from 25th last year. Interestingly, last year Patanjali’s Acharya Balakrishna was also named in the Forbes 100 richest Indians. Here is a list of Top Ten Richest Indians as per the 2017 Hurun India Rich List :-

  1. Mukesh Ambani

    With a networth of INR 257,900 Crore, the CEO and MD of Reliance Industries Limited topped the chart of 2017 Hunur India Rich List. Interestingly, his wealth is 50% more than the GDP of Yemen- the country of his birth.

  1. Dilip Shanghvi

    Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi followed Mukesh Ambani in the Hunur Report of 2017. With a net worth of INR 89,000 crore Dilip Shanghvi became the second richest Indian.

  2. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal

    The steel Baron of India, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal with a net worth of INR 88,200 crore is the third richest Indian as per the Hurun Report.

  1. Shiv Nadar

    With a net worth of INR 85,100 crore, Shiv Nadar became the fourth richest Indian according to the Hurun India Rich List. He is the founder and Chairman of IT giant HCL.

  2. Azim Premji

    The founder of multi-billion dollar IT giant Wipro’s, Azim Premji’s net worth is INR 79,300 crore. In 2006, Azim Premji founded the Premji Invest.

  1. Cyrus Poonawalla

    Billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla of Serum Institute secures sixth position in the Hurun India Rich List of 2017. He has a networth of INR 71,100 crore.

  1. Gautam Adani

    The Chairman of Adani Group, Gautam Adani with a net worth of INR 70,600 crore became the seventh Richest Indian as per the Hunur Report.

  1. Acharya Balakrishna

    The CEO of the Ayurveda giant Patanjali, Acharya Balakrishna has made it to the list of Top 10 Richest India as per the Hunur India Rich List of 2017. In the financial year 2016-2017, Patanjali had a turnover of INR 10,561 crore.

  1. Uday Kotak

    With a networth of INR 62,700 crore, Uday Kotak of the Kotak Mahindra Bank is the ninth richest person as per the Hunur India Rich List of 2017.

  1. Sunil Mittal and Family

    The founder and Chairman of Bharti Airtel, Sunil Mittal with a net worth of INR 56,500 crore is the tenth richest Indian as per the Hunur India Rich List of 2017. He launched the Airtel Payment Bank and recently signed the agreement to acquire Telenor’s India.


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