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Forbes: 101 billionaires in India; Mukesh Ambani tops the India rich list

As per the latest ‘The World’s Billionaires’ list release by Forbes, there are 101 billionaires in India. The richest among Indian billionaires is Mukesh Ambani whose net worth is $23.2 billion. He is ranked at the 33rd spot in the list of global billionaires. The other Indian billionaires in the list include Lakshmi Mittal (No. 56; $16.4 bn); Azim Premji (No. 72; $14.9 bn); Dilip Shanghvi (No. 84; $13.7 bn) and Shiv Nadar (No. 102; $12.3 bn). This is the first time that the count of Indian billionaires has crossed the 100 mark.

The combined wealth of all the billionaires featured in the Forbes list is a staggering $7.67 trillion. At the global level, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has retained the top spot with a net worth of $86 billion. This is an increase of nearly $11 billion over last year’s figures. Warren Buffett reclaimed the second spot with a net worth of $75.6 billion. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos was featured at the third spot with a net worth of $72.8 billion. Bezos has been the biggest gainer since his wealth was only $27.6 billion in last year’s list. At 4th and 5th spot are Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega ($71.3 billion) and Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ($56 billion), respectively.

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