Meet India's wealthiest: Healthcare, paint, and energy tycoons top the list

Mar 22, 2023

By: Rahul Verma

India's billionaire boom

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.

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Healthcare to aviation billionaires

Let’s look at Indians from different sectors who made it to Hurun's rich list.

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Cyrus S Poonawalla (Global rank 46)

It must be noted that with a wealth of $27 billion, Poonawalla is the richest healthcare billionaire in the world.

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Dilip Shanghvi & Family (Global rank 98)

With a net worth of $17 billion, Dilip Shanghvi, who founded Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, is the world's second-richest healthcare billionaire.

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Education entrepreneur 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.

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Richest biscuit manufacturer in the world

With a wealth of $8.2 billion, Nusli Wadia and the family of Britannia are the richest biscuit manufacturer in the world.

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Household Appliances Entrepreneur

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.

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2nd richest cement manufacturer 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.

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Richest paint entrepreneur 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.

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Aviation billionaires

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.

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