The Hurun India Rich List showed that the Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman’s wealth increased by 3 pc compared to the previous year. “Mukesh Ambani, 62, is the richest Indian and Asian with a wealth of Rs 3,80,700 cr. Ambani chairs the oil and gas conglomerate, Reliance Industries, worth Rs 7,39,100 cr,” said a Hurun India statement. In the second place was London-based SP Hinduja and family with a total wealth of Rs 1.86 lakh cr, the list showed.
The founder of Wipro and philanthropist Azim Premji held third spot with a fortune of Rs 1.17 lakh cr. Lakshmi Narayan Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of global steel major ArcelorMittal is the fourth richest in the list with wealth of Rs 1.07 lakh cr. Gautam Adani, the founder of the port-to-power major Adani Group has a total wealth of Rs 94,500 cr and is the fifth richest person in the country.