The 15 richest people in India, ranked

Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India for the 12th year in a row.

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Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India for the 12th year in a row.
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Most of India’s richest people lost money in 2019, according to Forbes.

But one person has remained firmly at the top of the list of the country’s billionaires – and grown exponentially wealthier.

For the 12th year in a row, Mukesh Ambani, the head of oil-gas-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries, remained the richest person in India with an estimated net worth of $58.4 billion. He’s more than $43 billion richer than the second-richest person, having added more than $12 billion to his fortune in 2019 alone.

India’s richest 15 people, which include Ambani, pharmaceuticals billionaires, and infrastructure tycoons, are worth a combined $197.8 billion.

Here are the 15 richest people in India right now, ranked. All net worths are sourced from Forbes.


15. Kushal Pal Singh

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Net worth: $6.2 billion

Age: 88

Source of wealth: real estate


14. Benu Gopal Bangur

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Net worth: $6.5 billion

Age: 88

Source of wealth: cement


13. Savitri Jindal

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Net worth: $6.6 billion

Age: 69

Source of wealth: steel


12. Nusli Wadia

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Wadia Group owns Go Airlines and several other companies.
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Net worth: $7 billion

Age: 75

Source of wealth: consumer goods


11. Azim Premji

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Net worth: $7.2 billion

Age: 74

Source of wealth: software services


10. Dilip Shanghvi

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Net worth: $7.6 billion

Age: 64

Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals


9. Cyrus Poonawalla

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Reuters / Bazuki Muhammad

Net worth: $9.2 billion

Age: 78

Source of wealth: vaccines


8. Sunil Mittal

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REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Net worth: $9.7 billion

Age: 62

Source of wealth: telecom


7. Kumar Birla

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Net worth: $10 billion

Age: 52

Source of wealth: commodities


6. Lakshmi Mittal

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Net worth: $12 billion

Age: 69

Source of wealth: steel


5. Gautam Adani

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REUTERS/Amit Dave

Net worth: $13.3 billion

Age: 57

Source of wealth: commodities, infrastructure


4. Radhakishan Damani

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A DMart supermarket owned by Radhakishan Damani.
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Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint via Getty Images

Net worth: $13.8 billion

Age: 64

Source of wealth: investments, retail


3. Uday Kotak

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Net worth: $15 billion

Age: 60

Source of wealth: banking


2. Shiv Nadar

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Net worth: $15.3 billion

Age: 74

Source of wealth: software services


1. Mukesh Ambani

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Net worth: $58.4 billion

Age: 62

Source of wealth: petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom