Mar 22, 2023By: Rahul Verma
It is perhaps unsurprising that pharmaceutical companies made significant money during the pandemic. According to Hurun Global Rich List 2023, India is the home to the richest healthcare billionaires, paint entrepreneurs, aviation billionaires, self-made woman billionaires, and much more.
Let’s look at Indians from different sectors who made it to Hurun's rich list.
It must be noted that with a wealth of $27 billion, Poonawalla is the richest healthcare billionaire in the world.
With a net worth of $17 billion, Dilip Shanghvi, who founded Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, is the world's second-richest healthcare billionaire.
According to Hurun's statement, Byju Raveendran and his family, with a net worth of $3.3 billion, are the second-wealthiest global entrepreneurs in the education sector. In the past three years, he has climbed 1,005 spots in the rankings.
With a wealth of $8.2 billion, Nusli Wadia and the family of Britannia are the richest biscuit manufacturer in the world.
Anil Rai Gupta and his family of Havells India, with a net worth of $3.6 billion, are the third-richest household appliances entrepreneurs in the world.
Ranked 136th with a net worth of US$14 billion, Kumar Mangalam Birla and his family have climbed 186 spots in the last five years, making him the second-richest cement manufacturer in the world.
Ashwin S Dani and his family, with a net worth of US$7.1 billion, hold the title of the richest paint (Asian Paints) entrepreneur in the world, despite falling 108 spots this year to rank 377th.
India is home to some of the wealthiest aviation billionaires in the world, with Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia and their families, who are the owners of ‘IndiGo’ airlines, holding the top spots. With a net worth of $3.6 billion and $3.3 billion, respectively, Gangwal and Bhatia are the richest aviation billionaires.