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Complete list of Indian billionaires on Forbes

3/10/2018 11:58:15 PM
written By : Team India Se Print

India has more billionaires than any other country in the world except the US and China, according to the business magazine Forbes. Check out the complete list below.

There are 121 Indians on the Forbes’ 2018 list of billionaires, up from 102 in 2017.

Mukesh Ambani, the energy and petrochemicals magnate, remains the richest Indian, estimated to be worth US$40.1 billion. He is the 19th richest person in the world. Wipro chairman Azim Premji is the second richest Indian followed by steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Shiv Nadar of HCL Technologies. All four are among the 100 richest people in the world.

Indians among the 200 richest are Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharma, Kumar Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Goup, Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Radhakrishna Damani of supermarket chain D-Mart, Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani Group, vaccine maker Cyrus Poonawalla, Savitri Jindal of Jindal Group and Sunil Mittal of Bharti Airtel.

The majority of the Indian billionaires are in pharmaceuticals and consumer goods (15 each) and real estate and software (eight each).

The youngest Indian billionaire on the Forbes list is mobile payments company Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, 39, estimated to be worth US$1.7 billion.

Indian billionaires in their forties on the Forbes list are:

  • Acharya Balkrishna, 45, (estimated worth: US$6.3 billion) CEO of Patanjali, the consumer goods giant he founded with yoga guru Baba Ramdev, 
  • Sameer Gehlaut , 44 (US$3.2 billion),  chairman and founder of Indiabulls involved in housing finance, 
  • Property magnate Vikas Oberoi, 47 (US$2.1 billion), 
  • Singapore resident Arvind Tiku, 48 (US$2 billion) with interests in oil and gas, property and renewable energy, 
  • Shamsheer Vayalil, 41 (US$1.5 billion), son-in-law of Gulf retailing billionaire M.A. Yusuff Ali, founded VPS Healthcare, and 
  • Amit Burman, 48 (US$1.2 billion), vice-chairman of consumer goods company Dabur.

 

Here are the Indians on the Forbes’ 2018 list of billionaires. The “global rank” refers to their ranking on the Forbes’ list of the billionaires in the world. Mukesh Ambani, for example, is ranked 19th richest in the world, Azim Premji 58th, Lakshmi Mittal 62nd and Shiv Nadar 98th.  The estimated net worth is stated in billions of US dollars.

 Indians on Forbes' 2018 list of billionaires

Global
rank

Name

Estimated worth In US$ billion

Age

Business

19

Mukesh Ambani

$40.1b

60

Petrochemicals, oil and gas

58

Azim Premji

$18.8 b

72

Software services

62

Lakshmi Mittal

$18.5 b

67

Steel

98

Shiv Nadar

$14.6 b

72

Software services

115

Dilip Shanghvi 

$12.8 b

62

Pharmaceuticals

127

Kumar Birla

$11.8 b

50

Commodities

143

Uday Kotak

$10.7 b

58

Banking

151

Radhakishan Damani

$10 b

63

Investments, retail

154

Gautam Adani

$9.7 b

55

Commodities, ports

170

Cyrus Poonawalla

$9.1 b

76

Vaccines

176

Savitri Jindal

$8.8 b

67

Steel

176

Sunil Mittal

$8.8 b

60

Telecom

265

Kushal Pal Singh

$6.4 b

86

Real estate

274

Acharya Balkrishna

$6.3 b

45

Consumer goods

274

Vikram Lal

$6.3 b

76

Motorcycles

281

Nusli Wadia

$6.2 b

74

Consumer goods

289

Benu Gopal Bangur

$6 b

86

Cement

372

Kalanithi Maran

$5.2 b

52

Media

388

Subhash Chandra

$5 b

67

Media

 

 

Global
rank

Name

Estimated worth In US$ billion

Age

Business

388

Pankaj Patel

$5 b

64

Pharmaceuticals

388

M.A. Yusuff Ali 

$5 b

62

Retail

404

Ajay Piramal

$4.9 b

62

Pharmaceuticals

422

Bajaj Brothers

$4.8 b

-

Diversified

466

Kapil & Rahul Bhatia

$4.5 b

-

Airlines

480

Micky Jagtiani

$4.4 b

66

Retail

499

Rahul Bajaj

$4.3 b

79

Motorcycles

527

Pawan Munjal

$4.1 b

64

Motorcycles

550

B.R. Shetty

$4 b

76

Healthcare

572

Sudhir & Samir Mehta

$3.9 b

-

Diversified

572

Ravi Pillai

$3.9 b

64

Construction

606

Mangal Prabhat Lodha 

$3.7 b

62

Real estate

629

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 

$3.6 b

64

Biotech

629

Karsanbhai Patel

$3.6 b

74

Consumer goods

652

 Kuldip Singh & Gurbachan Singh Dhingra

$3.5 b

-

Paints

652

Baba Kalyani

$3.5 b

69

Engineering

679

Shashi & Ravi Ruia   

$3.4 b

-

Diversified

703

Anil Agarwal

$3.3 b

64

Mining, metals

703

Ashwin Dani

$3.3 b

75

Paints

 

 

Global
rank

Name

Estimated worth In US$ billion

Age

Business

729

Sameer Gehlaut 

$3.2 b

44

Finance

766

Rajan Raheja

$3.1 b

63

Diversified

791

Hasmukh Chukdar

$3 b

64

Pharmaceuticals

791

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

$3 b

57

Investments

822

Smita Crishna-Godrej 

$2.9 b

67

Consumer goods

822

Adi Godrej

$2.9 b

75

Consumer goods

822

Jamshyd Godrej

$2.9 b

69

Consumer goods

822

Nadir Godrej

$2.9 b

67

Consumer goods

822

Rishad Naoroji

$2.9 b

66

Consumer goods

859

Aloke Lohia

$2.8 b

59

Petrochemicals

859

Chandru Raheja

$2.8 b

77

Real estate

887

Anil Ambani

$2.7 b

58

Diversified

965

P.V. Ramprasad Reddy

$2.5 b

59

Pharmaceuticals

1020

Jai Hari & Yadu Hari Dalmia

$2.4 b

-

Cement

1020

Abhay Firodia

$2.4 b

73

Automobiles

1020

Leena Tewari

$2.4 b

60

Pharmaceuticals

1020

Sunny Varkey

$2.4 b

60

Education

1070

Murali Divi

$2.3 b

66

Pharmaceuticals

1070

Harsh Goenka

$2.3 b

60

Diversified

 

  

Global
rank

Name

Estimated worth In US$ billion

Age

Business

1070

Murli Dhar & Bimal Kumar Gyanchandani

$2.3 b

-

Detergents

1103

Shyam & Haari Bhartia

$2.2 b

-

Diversiified

1103

Vinod & Anil Rai Gupta

$2.2 b

-

Electrical equipment

1103

Jitendra Virwani

$2.2 b

52

Real estate

1157

Sanjiv Goenka

$2.1 b

57

Diversified

1157

Ravi jaipuria

$2.1 b

63

Soft drinks

1157

Harsh Mariwala

$2.1 b

66

Consumer goods

1157

  N.R. Narayana Murthy

$2.1 b

71

Software services

1157

Vikas Oberoi

$2.1 b

47

Real estate

1215

Vivek Chand Burman

$2 b

80

Consumer goods

1215

Ramesh Juneja

$2 b

62

Pharmaceuticals

1215

Lachhman Das Mittal

$2 b

87

Tractors

1215

Mofatraj Munot 

$2 b

73

Real estate

1215

Arvind Poddar

$2 b

60

Tyres

1215

Arvind Tiku

$2 b

48

Oil & gas, investments

1284

Nandan Nilekani

$1.9 b

62

Software services

1284

Ranjan Pai

$1.9 b

45

Education

1339

Anand Burman

$1.8 b

65

Consumer goods

1339

Senapathy Gopalakrishnan  

$1.8 b

62

Software services

 

 

Global
rank

Name

Estimated worth In US$ billion

Age

Business

1394

Yusuf Hamied

$1.7 b

81

Pharmaceuticals

1394

Devendra Jain

$1.7 b

89

Chemicals

1394

Anand Mahindra

$1.7 b

62

Automobiles

1394

Kishore Mariwala

$1.7 b

83

Consumer goods

1394

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

$1.7 b

39

Financial technology

1477

Radhe Shyam Agarwal

$1.6 b

73

Consumer goods

1477

Achal Bakeri

$1.6 b

58

Air coolers

1477

Radhe Shyam Goenka

$1.6 b

72

Consumer goods

1561

Joy Alukkas

$1.5 b

61

Jewellery

1561

Niranjan Hiranandani

$1.5 b

67

Real estate

1561

Anurag Jain

$1.5 b

55

Auto parts

1561

 Rajju Shroff

$1.5 b

84

Agrochemicals

1561

Shamsheer Vayalil    

$1.5 b

41

Healthcare

1650

Anu Aga

$1.4 b

75

Engineering

1650

Krishna Kumar Bangur

$1.4 b

57

Graphite electrodes

1650

R.G. Chandramogan

$1.4 b

69

Dairy

1650

K. Dinesh

$1.4 b

63

Software services

1650

Balkrishan Goenka 

$1.4 b

51

Textiles

1650

T.S. Kalyanaraman

$1.4 b

70

Jewellery

 

 

 

Global rank

Name

Estimated worth In US$ billion

Age

Business

1650

Nimesh Kampani

$11.4 b

71

Investment banking

1650

Dinesh Nandwana

$1.4 b

54

Software services

1650

Subhash Runwal

$1.4 b

74

Real estate

1756

Rana Kapoor

$1.3 b

60

Banking

1756

Habil Khorakiwala

$1.3 b

75

Pharmaceuticals

1756

Mahendra Prasad

$1.3 b

76

Pharmaceuticals

1756

Bhadresh Shah

$1.3 b

66

Engineering

1867

Harindarpal Banga

$1.2 b

67

Commodities

1867

Amit Burman

$1.2 b

48

Consumer goods

1867

Kochouseph Chittilappilly

$1.2 b

67

Manufacturing

1867

Ajay Kalsi

$1.2 b

57

Oil & gas

1867

Hemendra Kothari

$1.2 b

71

Financial services

1867

  S.D. Shibulal  

$1.2 b

63

Software services

1867

Basudeo Singh

$1.2 b

77

Pharmaceuticals

1867

Samprada Singh

$1.2 b

92

Pharmaceuticals

1999

Chirayu Amin  

$1.1 b

71

Pharmaceuticals

1999

Sheela Gautam

$1.1 b

86

Mattresses

1999

Satish Mehta

$1.1 b

67

Pharmaceuticals

1999

Analjit Singh 

$1.1 b

64

Healthcare

2124

Raamdeo Agrawal    

$1 b

61

Financial services

2124

Tarang Jain

$1 b

55

Auto components

2124

Nirmal Minda   

$1 b

60

Auto parts

2124

Ravindra Kishore Sinha

$1 b

66

Security services

 

 

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