10 Most Successful Businessmen in India

10 Most Successful Businessmen in India

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani continues to top India’s richest list, according to the Hurun India Rich List 2016.

Backed by a stock market boom, the number of dollar billionaires in India has zoomed to record highs at 109 from 63 last year.

Gautam Adani, chairman, Adani Enterprises is one of the biggest gainers in the list with his wealth rising by 152 per cent. There are 80 new entrants in this year’s list.

India’s financial capital, Mumbai remains the ‘absolute centre of the rich’ with 30 per cent of the rich followed by New Delhi and Bangalore, says the Hurun report.

Manufacturing sector is still the main source of wealth in India. While 16 per cent of the richest are from the manufacturing sector, pharmaceuticals and real estate, account for 9 per cent and 8 per cent respectively, the report states.

Only 67 per cent of the business tycoons in India are self-made billionaires, well below China where it is 99 per cent, finds the hurun report.

Take a look at India’s 10 richest business tycoons-

1.Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second-most valuable company by market value.

Chairman, Reliance Industries
Rank: 1
Wealth: Rs 16.5 lakh crore
Rise in wealth: 37%
Age: 57 years

2.Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian businessman and one of the richest persons in India. He founded Sun Pharmaceuticals with a partner, Pradeep Ghosh. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.

Chairman, Sun Pharma
Rank: 2
Wealth: Rs 1.29 lakh crore
Rise in wealth: 43%
Age: 58 years

3.Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal; is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds a 34% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Chairman, Arcelor Mittal
Rank: 3
Wealth: Rs 97,000 crore
Change in wealth: -4%
Age: 63 years

4.Azim Premji

Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist. who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry

Chairman, Wipro
Rank: 4
Wealth: Rs 86,000 crore
Rise in wealth: 12%
Age: 69 years

5.Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

Chairman, HCL
Rank: 5
Wealth: Rs 78,000 crore
Rise in wealth: 41%
Age: 69 years

6.S P Hinduja

Srichand Parmanand Hinduja is an Indian-born British business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the primary shareholder and chairman of Hinduja Group of companies

Chairman, Hinduja Group
Rank: 6
Wealth: Rs 72,000 crore
Age: 82 years

7.Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Irish Indian construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated to be US$16.9 billion as of September 2016.

Chairman, Shapoorji Pallonji
Rank: 7
Wealth: Rs 63,000 crore
Rise in wealth: 24%
Age: 85 years

8.Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science.

Chairman, Birla Group
Rank: 8
Wealth: Rs 61,620 crore
Rise in wealth: 16%
Age: 47 years

9.Sunil Mittal 

Sunil Bharti Mittal is an Indian entrepreneur, philanthropist and the Founder & Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, which has diversified interests in telecom, insurance, real estate, malls, hospitality, agri and food besides other ventures

Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises
Rank: 9
Wealth: Rs 51,000 crore
Rise in wealth: 9%
Age: 57 years

10.Gautam Adani

Gautam Shanti Lal Adani is an Indian businessman who is the chairman and founder of Adani Group. According to Forbes, his personal wealth is estimated to be $7.1 billion as of September 2014

Chairman, Adani Group
Rank: 10
Wealth: Rs 44,000 crore
Rise in wealth: 152%
Age: 52 years

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