India Rich List 2017: Forbes Top 10 Richest People
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Rajat Kabade

Forbes' has published its annual list of India's 100 richest tycoons for 2017. Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) continues to retain the top position in the list. Ambani's net worth as of today is $38 billion. 


Reliance chairman has added $15.3 billion to his wealth in the last financial year. Ambani's wealth increased by 67 percent from $22.7 billion last year. Mukesh Ambani also happens to be one of Asia's top five richest people. The massive success of Reliance Jio has helped RIT's share price. Which further improved the margins for the company.



Wipro chairman, Azim Premji is the second billionaire on the list. He is another big gainer after Mukesh Ambani. Premji's net wealth has increased by $4 billion this year. The increased revenue and profits from the privately held Wipro Enterprises. The consumer-goods market has helped Wipro in improving its revenue and profits this year. 


Followed by Azim Premji, Hinduja brothers have secured the third rank. The family business of Ashok Leyland has helped Hinduja brothers to record the net worth of $18.4 billion. Business tycoons like Laksmi Mittal, Pallonji Mistry, and Godrej Family has secured the ranks after Hinduja brothers. The owner of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Dilip Shanghvi has slipped to the 9th position from his earlier 2nd rank with $12.1 billion net worth.


Here is a list of top 10 richest Indians from the 2017 Forbes' India Rich List. 


1. Mukesh Ambani



Net worth: $38 billion


Company: Reliance Industry 




2. Azim Premji 


Net worth: $19 billion


Company: Wipro




3. Hinduja Brothers


Net worth: $18.4 billion


Company: Ashok Leyland


4. Laksmi Mittal 


Net worth: $16.5 billion


Company: Arcelomittal


5. Pallonji Mistry 


Net worth: $16 billion


Company: Shapoorji Pallonji Group


6. Godrej family


Net worth: $14.2 billion


Company: Godrej Group


7. Shiv Nadar


Net worth: $13.6 billion


Company: HCL Technologies


8. Kumar Birla


Net worth: $12.6 billion


Company: Aditya Birla Group


9. Dilip Shanghvi


Net worth: $12.1 billion


Company: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries 


10. Gautam Adani


Net worth: $11 billion


Company: Adani Ports & SEZ




The top 100 richest business tycoons in India have a combined wealth of $479 billion. Despite the economic hiccups in the country, there is a rise of 26 percent in the combined wealth as compared to 2016's data. India Rich List 2017 has Indian billionaires from diverse business sectors.