Here are the 5 richest families in India — who together hold a fortune of ₹9,22,600 crore

  • The top 5 richest families in India hold a combined wealth of ₹9,22,600 crore crore.
  • The list includes Ambani who have ₹3,80,700 crore, Godrejs who have ₹1,57,000 crore and Hindujas who control ₹1,86,500 crore; occupy the top three positions.
  • According to the Hurun Research Institute, the top 10 richest families in India control more than half the country's businesses.
The top ten richest families in India have a combined wealth of a massive ₹9,22,600 crore. And, they are not shy of showing it.

According to Hurun Research Institute, the top 10 richest families in India control more than half the country's businesses.

From the Ambani's family whose ₹3,80,700 crore comes from Reliance Industries; to Wadias who control a textiles-to-airlines group, here's a rundown of 10 wealthiest families in India.


Ambani Family and their splendid lifestyle
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani and wife Nita Ambani at the book launch of the book 'A Journey Forever' Authored Vijay Haribhakti (3rd from L) in Mumbai.Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)(
NetWorth: ₹3,80,700 crore
Source of Income: Reliance Industries

Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita, and their three children – Akash, Isha, Anant – make up India's richest family, whose wealth is at ₹3,80,700 crore.

The whole country is in awe of them not just because of the wealth, but their glimmering lifestyle. The twins Akash and Isha’s weddings captured national and international attention. Not only did all of Bollywood dance to it, international popstar Beyonce's too performed at one of the functions.

The Ambanis also reside at one of the world's most expensive homes Antilia — the 27-storey skyscraper in Mumbai that allegedly costs a billion dollars.

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, was named richest person in India in the Hurun rich list for the 8th time in a row. His wealth is more than the combined wealth of country’s second and third richest who are --SP Hinduja family and Azim Premji, respectively.

The Godrej family is made of old money and new

Networth: ₹1,57,000 crore
Source of Income: Godrej Group


The Mumbai-based Godrej family built its fortune from multiple businesses with interests across consumer goods, real estate, white goods and more.

The patriarch of the family is Adi Godrej, the 77-year-old Indian billionaire with a net worth of US$2.9 billion.

The 122-year-old conglomerate r ecently ran into disputes over a vast land they hold in Mumbai. The family sought external help to resolve the dispute.

The Hindujas

Networth: ₹1,86,500 crore
Source of Income: The Hinduja Group

The Hinduja family has four siblings — Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok. They run London-based conglomerate, the Hinduja group, which generates an annual revenue of $50 billion.


P D Hinduja founded a merchant bank and trading company in 1914. Now, its trading operations are spread across every commodity except tobacco, alcohol and meat. It also expanded to many sectors including energy, foundries and more. The group is the fourth largest bus manufacturer in the world.

In two decades, the Hinduja brothers increased their networth by 1,590%, from $1 billion in 1999 to $16.9 billion in 2019, according to Forbes.

The Hinduja brothers are also one of the wealthiest in the UK. The family’s net worth saw an increase of over three billion pounds in one year, reported the Asian Rich List that positioned the family number one.


They live in august company as their Carlton House Terrace mansion is close to Buckingham Palace in London.

Adanis are in shipshape

Networth: ₹120,900 crore
Source of Income: The Adani Group

Adanis family consists of billionaire Gautam Adani, his seven siblings and their families, is probably the largest family in the list. Their fortune is worth ₹120,900 crore, and the group owns India’s largest private port in Gujarat.


The Adani group interests span across logistics, energy, agriculture, defense, and aerospace.

In 25 years, Adani built one of India's largest infrastructure companies worth ₹4,700 crore. Adani group’s six companies — had a turnover ₹77,000 crore with ₹20,141 crore as operating profit in 2017-18.

The Damanis of Dalal Street

Networth: ₹77,500 crore


Famous investor Radhakishan Damani along with his wife, daughter and brother form the country’s fifth richest family.

They own the popular retail store D-Mart, is the primary source of the family’s vast income. Damani is a famous investor whose wealth doubled after a stellar listing of the retail chain on the stock exchanges in 2017. His daughter Manjri Chandak is a director at D-Mart.

Radhakishan Damani who is often called the ‘Warren Buffet of India’, was also a mentor to ace investor, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The family has holdings in VST Industries, Sundaram Finance, India Cements, and Blue Dart.


The family also owns the Radisson Blu resort at Alibaug, near Mumbai.