There is only one woman in India's top 10 richest people as of March 27, 2021

Mar 27, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

1. Mukesh Ambani — Chairman of Reliance Industries

World Rank: 10 | Net Worth: $77.8 billion | He raised more than $20 million by selling one-third of Jio to a string of investors like Google and Facebook, during COVID-19 lockdown.

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2. Gautam Adani and Family — Chairman and founder of Adani Group

World Rank: 22 | Net Worth: $53.8 billion | Adani acquired 74 percent stake in India’s second busiest airport Mumbai International Airport in September 2020.

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3. Shiv Nadar — Founder and chairman of HCL Technologies

World Rank: 67 | Net Worth: $24 billion | | He made a donation of $662 million to his Shiv Nadar foundation which works for education related issues.

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4. Lakshmi Mittal — Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal

World Rank: 112 | Net Worth: $16.8 billion | World’s largest steel and mining company ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel acquired Essar Steel in $5.9 billion in 2019.

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5. Uday Kotak — MD and executive vice chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank

World Rank: 126 | Net Worth: $15 billion | Kotak Mahindra Bank is among India’s top four private sector banks, in terms of market cap. In 2020, he sold some of his shares to reduce his stake in the bank as agreed with RBI.

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6. Kumar Birla — Chairman of Aditya Birla Group

World Rank: 159 | Net Worth: $12.8 billion | He is also the chairman of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

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7. Cyrus Poonawalla — Chairman of Poonawalla Group

World Rank: 162 | Net Worth: $12.8 billion | He is a recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri, for his contribution to the field of medicine.

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8. Dilip Shanghvi — Founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals

World Rank: 207 | Net Worth: $10.5 billion | He has recently invested in renewable energy, oil and gas. He was honoured with Padma Shri award in 2016 by the Government of India.

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9. Sunil Mittal and family — Founder and chairperson of Bharti Enterprises

World Rank: 210 | Net Worth: $10.4 billion | He also owns Airtel Payments Bank in joint venture with Kotak Mahindra Bank.

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10. Savitri Jindal and family — Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd

World Rank: 216 | Net Worth: $10.2 billion | A member of Indian National Congress, she was also elected as a minister in Haryana.

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