Forbes list of Indian billionaires is based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets according to the Forbes magazine of Top 10 Richest Man in India
1 . Mukesh Ambani ($22,600)
Despite losing $4.4 billion, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, that struck a $7.2-billion deal with BP, holds the top spot with a net worth of $22.6 billion.
2 . Lakshmi Mittal ($19,200)
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the chairman and chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.
3 . Azim Premji ($13,000)
Tech tycoon Azim Premji of Wipro remains at No 3 even after donating shares worth $2 billion to his charitable trust, which made him one of Asia’s top philanthropists.
4 . Shashi and Ravi Ruia ($10,200)
The brothers, Shashi and Ravi Ruia, sold their one-third stake in telecom unit Vodafone Essar for $5.4 billion in July, 2011 after their plan for listing the holding was opposed by Vodafone.
5 . Savitri Jindal ($9,500)
Savitri Jindal is the head of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
6 . Sunil Mittal ($8,800)
With over 230 million customers, Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel is world’s fifth-largest telecom company, with operations in 19 countries.
7 . Gautam Adani ($8,200)
Gautam Adani is the chairman of the Adani Group, a leading trading and export company of India.
8 . Kumar Mangalam Birla ($7,700)
Aditya Birla Group is among the world’s top 10 producers of cement and Asia’s biggest aluminum producer.
9 . Pallonji Mistry ($7,600)
Pallonji Mistry, the Chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, is the richest person of Iranian descent. His signature project is The Imperial, two 60-story towers in Mumbai.
10 . Adi Godrej ($6,800)
His 114-year-old Godrej Group has a partnership with chocolate maker Hershey’s.
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