- Mukesh Ambani
India’s richest person and the chairman of Reliance Industries, which is the India’s second most valuable company by market value and a Fortune Global 500 company. The 58-year-old business-magnet studied his education in Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Bombay; Drop Out, Stanford University. The main source of his wealth is from petrochemicals, oil & gas. The net worth of Mukesh as on today is $23 Billion. For 9 consecutive years, Ambani has retained his title as India’s richest person. He also owns a cricket franchise in Indian Premier Leauge (IPL). Forbes listed Ambani as one of richest sports owner’s in the year 2012. He was the chairman of the board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, which is one of the leading business schools in India and also served on the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation and the international advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dilip Shanghvi is currently the second wealthiest individual in India slipping behind Mukesh Ambani. He is the founder of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries which is the most valuable Indian Drug Company. He is self-made Billionaire and now top in Rich List in India. He was awarded the civilian honor of the Padma Shri in 2016 by the Government of India. The 60-year-old Indian businessman completed his education in Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calcutta. The main source of his wealth is from pharmaceuticals and Self Made. The net worth of Dilip as on today is $17 Billion.
3. Azim Premji
He is India’s 3rd richest person and business tycoon, the chairman of Wipro Limited (ADR). Wipro is the known as the Czar of the Indian IT industry. Wipro was started in 1945 as Western Indian Vegetable Products by his father to make cooking oil from peanuts. The 70-year-old business tycoon studied his education from the Stanford University and then returned back to home. The main source of his wealth is from software services. The net worth of Azim as on today is $16.8 Billion. Tech tycoon Azim Premji of Wipro remains at No 3 even after donating shares worth $2 billion to his charitable trust, which made him one of Asia’s top philanthropists. Asiaweek has voted him among the 20 most powerful men in the world in the year 2010. Nation’s second-highest civilian honor, Padma Vibhushan is awarded to Azim in January 2011. Premji owns 73% percent of Wipro and also owns a private equity fund know as PremjiInvest, which manages his $2 billion worth of personal portfolio. He gave away 25 percent of his personal wealth to charity in the year 2013 and has also pledged to give away the rest of 25% in the next 5 years.