The new list released by Forbes magazine depicts that Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani holds 33rd position in the Worlds richest person leads India 101 Billionaires club.
According to new Forbes list of the “World’s Billionaires 2017” India is home to world’s fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani leading the club of more than 100 super rich Indians.
The list consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of $7.67 trillion, a record 18 percent increase over past year.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped the list for the fourth year in a row. Bill Gates has been the richest person in the world for 18 out of the past 23 years.
Gates has a fortune of $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year, followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffet with a new worth of $75.6 billion.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos added $27.6 billion to his fortune; now worth $72.8 billion, and moved from the fifth position to the third position.
The list reveals that India is home to 101 billionaires and it was the first time it has more than 100 super rich individuals.
However, the United States contains more billionaires than any other nation with a record 565, up from 540 a year ago.China contains 319 billionaires, Germany with 114 and India has the fourth highest number of billionaires.
There are nearly 20 people from India who are richer in various nations across the world, led by UK-based Hinduja brothers ranked 64th with $15.4-billion net worth, Indian-born tycoon Pallonji Mistry, who controls Mumbai-headquartered engineering giant “Shapoorji Pallonji Group” at the 77th spot with $14.3-billion net worth and petrochemicals major Indorama co-founder Sri Prakash Lohia at the 288th spot with $5.4 billion net worth.
Reliance Industry chief Mukesh Ambani at 33rd position who leads the Indian Billionaires with a net worth of $23.2 billion. While his brother Anil Ambani ranked at 745th position with a net worth of $2.7 billion.
The younger Ambani sibling “orchestrated the merger of his Reliance Communication’s telecom business with that of rival Aircel, controlled by Malaysian billionaire Ananda Krishnan.