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India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest man with fortune of $18 bn

New Delhi: India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion, says
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India TV News Desk March 02, 2014 16:46 IST
New Delhi: India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion, says a report.

According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked 41st in the list that was topped by Bill Gates, whose personal networth stood at a whopping $68 billion.

Other noted Indians in the list include Lakshmi N Mittal ranked 49th with a personal net worth of $17 billion.

Dilip Sanghvi of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Wipro's Azim Premji both ranked 77th with a personal wealth of $13.5 billion each. Tata Sons' Pallonji Mistry ranked 93rd with a personal wealth of $12 billion.

SP Hinduja & family was ranked 93rd on the list, with a net worth of $12 billion.

In the global rich list, Gates was followed by Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett (2nd) with a personal wealth of $64 billion and Amancio Ortega of Inditex was ranked 3rd with $62 billion fortune.

The fourth position was claimed by Carlos Slim Helu & family ($60 billion) while Oracle's Larry Ellison with $60 billion was ranked fifth.

The report said that during the past year the Indian rupee weakened 12 per cent against the US Dollar, making it harder for Indians to make the cut-off.

 

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