For the first time in Indian history, all the top 5 richest Indians are ‘Gujaratis’. But the fact that is even more surprising is that the gap between them is so close that anyone can reach the top spot anytime. Here is the list of the top 5 richest Indians who are all Gujjus.
1. MUKESH AMBANI :
Net Worth: Rs 1, 33,234 Crore (with his 45.26% holdings)
Education: MBA from Stanford University, USA
Who He Is: Chairman, Managing Director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited.
Mukesh Ambani tops the Forbes magazine list for last 8 consecutive years. He is the son of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance.
2. DILIP SHANGHVI
Net Worth: Rs 1,28,182 Crore (personal property)
Who He Is: Founder and Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceuticals.
Sun Pharma’s shares surged after it acquired rival company ‘Ranbaxy Laboratories’ from Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo for $4 billion in April.
3. GAUTAM ADANI
Net Worth: Rs 1, 17, 230 Crore (personal property)
Who He Is: Founder & Chairman and founder of Adani Group.
Gautam Adani is an Indian entrepreneur who has led the Adani group from a modest background to create an $8 billion professionally managed empire in a relatively short period of time.
4. AZIM PREMJI
Net Worth: Rs 1,13,251 Crore (personal property)
Who He Is: Chairman of Wipro Limited.
Premji has been recognized by Business Week as one of the Greatest Entrepreneurs for being responsible for Wipro emerging as one of the world’s fastest growing companies. In 2005, the Government of India honored him with the title of Padma Bhushan for his outstanding work in trade and commerce. In 2011, he has been awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India.
5. PALLONJI MISTRY
Net Worth: Rs 89,970 Crore (personal property)
Who He Is: Founder & Chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group.
With his 18.4% stake in Tata Sons, he is the single largest shareholder in India’s largest private conglomerate Tata Group. His son Cyrus Mistry is chairman of Tata Sons.