15 Indian Richest Billionairs

In ancient times, India, which is called the golden bird, is considered to be among the economically weak and poor countries by seeing the world nowadays, but the wings of this golden bird are still golden. This statement proves true that Forbes magazine still has more than 100 billionaires living in India, which makes the economy of the country strong in trade and otherwise.

Every year, India adds new billionaires to the list of richest Indians. And surprisingly, according to sources, the country added 55 new billionaires during the pandemic-hit 2020, with an average of one per week. Among them are businessmen running family businesses, entrepreneurs, and also techies who created wealth after a humble beginning. The country has about 177 billionaires and also about 32 Indian-origin billionaires living abroad. Below you can find the list of the richest billionaires in India. They have businesses in diverse fields including pharmaceutical, retail, healthcare, consumer goods, chemical sector, information technology, etc. Mostly these billionaires live in India’s financial capital Mumbai and also in New Delhi and Bangalore. These Indian billionaires also occupy a good number of slots on the list of richest persons in the world. They rule the headlines in daily newspapers and they are a big inspiration to millions of people across India and the world.

Note: the position can change according to the time.


Mukesh Ambani

मुकेश अंबानी Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian billionaire business magnate, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. He is the richest person in Asia with a net worth of US$81.1 billion, and as of October 2020, the 6th richest in the world.

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Azim Premji

अज़ीम प्रेमजी Azim Premji

Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who was the chairman of Wipro Limited. Premji remains a non-executive member of the board and founder chairman. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth, to finally emerge as one of the global leaders in the software industry. In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011. For years, he has been regularly listed one among the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.He was named the nineteenth richest person in India with an estimated net worth of US$6.5 billion according to the India’s Richest 2019 list by Forbes. In 2013, he agreed to give away at least half of his wealth by signing The Giving Pledge. Premji started with a $2.2 billion donation to the Azim Premji Foundation, focused on education in India. He topped EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List for the year 2020.

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Lakshmi Mittal

लक्ष्मी मित्तल Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal ( born 15 June 1950) is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds a 20% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C..In 2005, Forbes ranked Mittal as the third-richest person in the world, making him the first Indian citizen to be ranked in the top ten in the publication’s annual list of the world’s richest people. In 2007, Mittal was considered to be the richest Asian person in Europe. He was ranked the sixth-richest person in the world by Forbes in 2011, but dropped to 82nd place in March 2015. He is also the “57th-most powerful person” of the 72 individuals named in Forbes’ “Most Powerful People” list for 2015. His daughter Vanisha Mittal’s wedding was the second-most expensive in recorded history.Mittal has been a member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs since 2008. He sits on the World Steel Association’s executive committee, and is a member of the Global CEO Council of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Foreign Investment Council in Kazakhstan, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, and the European Round Table of Industrialists. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Cleveland Clinic.In 2005, The Sunday Times named him “Business Person of 2006”, the Financial Times named him “Person of the Year”, and Time magazine named him “International Newsmaker of the Year 2006”. In 2007, Time magazine included him in their “Time 100” list.In 2019, Forbes named him in the list of India’s Richest 2019.

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Hinduja Brothers

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The Hinduja Group is an Anglo-Indian transnational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India and headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The group is present in eleven sectors including Automotives, Oil and Specialty Chemicals, Banking & Finance, IT & ITeS, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Trading, Infrastructure Project Development, Media & Entertainment, Power, Real Estate.

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Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Mistry - पल्लोनजी मिस्त्री

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (born 1929) is an Indian-born Irish billionaire construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group who is the richest Irish person. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated to be US$14.4 billion as of October 2019. With his 18.3% stake in Tata Sons, he is the largest individual shareholder in India’s largest private conglomerate, Tata Group, the primary shareholder of which is the Tata philanthropic Allied Trusts, with 66 per cent controlling interest.

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Godrej family

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The Godrej family is an Indian Parsi family that manages and largely owns the Godrej Group, a conglomerate founded by Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojsha Burjorji Godrej in 1897, spanning sectors as diverse as real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agricultural products. Headed by Adi Godrej alongside his brother, Nadir Godrej, and cousin, Jamshyd Godrej, the family is one of the richest in India; with an estimated net worth of $11.6bn as of 2014.

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Shiv Nadar

शिव नाडार Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar (born 14 July 1945) is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL Technologies Limited and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company’s focus. In 2008, Nadar was awarded Padma Bhushan for his efforts in the IT industry. Nadar, nicknamed by friends as Magus (Old Persian for “wizard”), since the mid-1990s has focused his efforts on developing the educational system of India through the Shiv Nadar Foundation.Ramanichandran, a prolific Tamil romance novelist is his cousin.

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Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi (born 1 October 1955) is an Indian billionaire businessman and one of the country’s richest people. He founded Sun Pharmaceuticals. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016. India Today magazine ranked him 8th in India’s most powerful people of 2017 list.According to Forbes, as of October 2019, Shanghvi is the 12th richest person in India with a net worth of US$6.9 billion.

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Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani - गौतम अदाणी

Gautam Shantilal Adani (born 24 June 1962) is an Indian billionaire industrialist who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group — an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India. Adani is the president of the Adani Foundation, which is primarily led by his wife, Priti Adani.
He founded the Adani Group in 1988 and diversified his business into resources, logistics, energy, agriculture, defence and aerospace, amongst others.According to Forbes, his family’s net worth is estimated to be around US$25.2 billion as of October. 2020. He is the second richest man in India, a spot attained in 2019. In 2019, he was ranked as the third most powerful person in India by India Today. As of 2018 he had a 66% stake in Adani Ports & SEZ Limited, 75% stake in Adani Enterprises, 73% stake in Adani Power, and a 75% stake in Adani Transmission Limited.

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Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Birla - कुमार बिड़ला

Kumar Mangalam Birla (born 14 June 1967) is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, and the chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

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Uday Kotak

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Uday Kotak (born 15 March 1959) is an Indian billionaire banker, and the executive vice chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
In early 1980s, while India was still a closed economy and economic growth was muted, Kotak decided to start out on his own, refusing a lucrative job option from a multinational. Over the next few years, he diversified his business into various areas of financial services, establishing a prominent presence in bills discounting, stockbroking, investment banking, car finance, life insurance and mutual funds. On 22 March 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. became the first company in India’s corporate history to receive a banking license from Reserve Bank of India. Forbes estimated his wealth to be $14.8 billion in 2019. In 2006 he ended a 14 year partnership with Goldman Sachs by acquiring its 25% stake in two subsidiaries for $72 million.

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Radhakishan Damani

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Avenue Supermarts Limited, doing business as DMart, is an Indian chain of hypermarkets in India founded by Radhakishan Damani in the year 2002, with its first branch in Powai’s Hiranandani Gardens. As of 31 December 2019, it had 196 stores in 72 cities across 11 states in India including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, National Capital Region, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Daman and Punjab.DMart is promoted by Avenue Supermarts Ltd. (ASL). The company has its headquarters in Mumbai. As of 31 March 2019, DMart had a total of 7,713 permanent employees and 33,597 employees hired on contractual basis.After the IPO listing (as Avenue Supermarts Ltd.), it made a record opening on the market on the National Stock Exchange. After the close of the stock on 22 March 2017, its market value rose to ₹39,988 crore. This pegged it as the 65th most valuable Indian firm, ahead of Britannia Industries, Marico and Bank of Baroda.
As of 21 November 2019, the market capitalization of DMart is close to ₹114,000 crore, making it the 33rd largest company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

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Burman Family

Burman Family

Anand Ashok Chand Burman (born 1951/52) is an Indian billionaire businessman, and chairman of Dabur a leading consumer goods company. With a net worth of $5.8 billion, he is among the Top 20 richest Indians and on the Forbes list. Anand joined the family business Dabur as manager of the research and development department in 1980. He came on the company’s board in 1986 and became chairman in 2007.

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Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Devi Jindal is an Indian businesswoman who served as Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Limited.
Born in the Rasiwasia family in Tinsukia, Assam, Savitri married Om Prakash Jindal in 1970s, who had founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate.

Savitri Jindal was a Minister in Haryana Government and member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) from Hisar constituency. She lost the seat in elections held in 2014 for the Haryana assembly. She became the chairperson after her husband, O.P. Jindal, who died in a helicopter crash in 2005. She is a member of the INC political party.

Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India, and the 16th-richest Indian in 2016, worth over $4.0 billion; she also was the world’s 453rd-richest person in 2016. She is the world’s seventh-richest mother and contributes to the public work her husband started. She was conferred with Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar in 2008 by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal.

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Cyrus S. Poonawalla

Cyrus S. Poonawalla

Cyrus S. Poonawalla (born in 1941), also known as the “vaccine king of India”, is an Indian Parsi businessman, and the chairman of Poonawalla Group, which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines.

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