The six wealthiest Indians on the planet

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Let’s get this out- India is a land of extremes. On one hand, the country witnesses extreme poverty- even while the world became poorer by $70 billion, according to Forbes. But, on the other hand, the country also houses some of the wealthiest persons on the planet.

Business Insider lists down the six richest Indians, as of 2016.

1. Mukesh Ambani

1. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani’s dominance in the list is hardly a surprise- infact it’s an obvious fact by now. With a net worth of $19.3 billion, Ambani senior is the richest Indian in the planet as of now.

He’s left behind brother Anil Ambani way way behind.

2. Dilip Shanghvi

2. Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi, the founder and managing director of Sun Pharmaceuticals is the second wealthiest Indian on the plant with a combined net worth of $17.3 billion- even after his assets dwindling by $3.3 billion.

3. Azim Premji

3. Azim Premji

Wipro’s Azim Premji ranks third on this list with a net worth of $15 billion.

4. Shiv Nadar

4. Shiv Nadar

The founder and chairman of HCL, Shiv Nadar is the fourth richest Indian with a net worth of $11.9 billion.

5. Cyrus Poonawala

5. Cyrus Poonawala

The colourful Cyrus Poonawala, patriach of the Poonawal Group’s net worth of $8.5 billion makes him the fifth richest Indian on the planet.

6, Lakshmi Mittal

6, Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal, who once used to enjoy the honour of being the richest Indian in India has now slipped to the sixth spot with a net worth of $8.4 billion.

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