1. MUKESH AMBANI($22,600)
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business tycoon who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second most valuable company by market value.
Regardless of losing $4.4 billion, Ambani’s Reliance Industries, that struck a $7.2 billion transaction with BP, grips the top mark with a net worth of $22.6 billion.
2. LAKSMI MITTAL
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s biggest steel making company. Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds a 34% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C.
3. AZIM PREMJI($13,000)
Tech entrepreneur Azim Premji of Wipro remains at no.3 even after donating shares worth $2 billion to his charitable trust, which made one of Asia’s top philanthropists. Premji holds 73% percent of Wipro and also owns a private equity fund, PremjiInvest, which manages his $1 billion worth of private portfolio.
4. SHAHSHI & RAVI RUIA(10,200)
Ravikant Nand Kishore Ruia (born 1949) is the Vice-Chairman of Essar Group, established in 1969 by Ruia and his brother Shashi Ruia.The brothers sold their one third stakes in telecom unit Vodaphone Essar for $5.4 billion in July, 2011.
5. SAVITRI JINDAL($9,500)
Savitri Devi Jindal is a Non-Executive Chairperson, Jindal Steel & Power Limited. Savitri Jindal grew up living the lifestyle of a common Indian woman. In 1970 she married O.P. Jindal, who had founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate. Savitri Jindal is the pioneer of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
6. SUNIL MITTAL($8,800)
Indian telecom tycoon Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel, the world’s fourth-bulkiest telecom by number of contributors, extended over the milestone of 300 million customers in 2014, with operations over 19 countries.
7. GAUTAM ADANI ($8,200)
Gautam Adani is the chairman of the Adani Group, a leading trading and export Company of India.
8. KUMAR MANAGALAM BIRLA($7,700)
Aditya Birla Group is among the world’s top 10 producers of cement and Asia’s biggest aluminum manufacturer. Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian tycoon and the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate associations in India.
9. PALLONJI MISTRY($7,600)
Pallonji Mistry, the Chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, is the filthy rich person of Iranian descent.
10. ADI GODREJ($6,800)
His 118 year old Godrej Group has a partnership with chocolate maker Hershey’s. Head of the 118-year-old Godrej Group, a $4 billion (revenues) consumer goods empire is making annual revenues abroad.