By:- Sugandh Bahl
Well, the journey of ‘claim to fame,’ hasn’t been a cake walk for most of the entrepreneurs. A magic wand didn’t do wonders for them, each of them has a story to tell of how they are in the list of top 10 richest Indians. There is immense hard work, sleepless nights, innumerable rejections, etc. behind the attainment of this badge of being one of the top 10 richest Indians, which Business Connect is hereby showcasing it all. Let’s flip through the pages of their nostalgic journeys of how they came to be where they are today and if they have any ‘Godfathers’ whom they looked up to. Business Connect here clearly focuses on the Forbes Magazine 2018’s survey listing top 10 India’s richest entrepreneurs;
- Mukesh Ambani
According to Forbes listing of 2018, Reliance Industry’s chairman, Mukesh Ambani has grown richer by $16.9 billion, possessing a net worth of $40.1 billion. Ambani has also climbed the ladder of success by attaining a global rank of 19th position of Forbes list this year.
2. Azim Premji
Outperforming Lakshmi Mittal, the chairman of Wipro Limited, Azim Premji has grabbed a second spot in the Forbes list of top 10 richest individuals in India this year. He has achieved a global rank of 58, with a net worth of $18.8 billion as opposed to $14.9billion in 2017.
- Lakshmi Mittal
Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, Lakshmi Mittal has bagged the third position in top 10 riches individual listing this year. This global steel maker has the net worth of $18.5 billion in 2018 and a global rank of 62 nd, as compared to $16.4 billion last year.
- Shiv Nadar
Pioneer of India’s IT industry, Co-founder of HCL, Shiv Nadar has occupied the fourth position in this list, with a net worth of $16.6 billion and 98th rank across the globe.
- Dilip Sanghvi
Dilip Sanghvi, the co-founder of India’s leading Pharma brand, Sun Pharma ranks at fifth position according to the list. Being the first brand to setup strong positioning in The US as well, his total net worth as of 2018 stands at $12.8 billion and an overall rank of 115th worldwide.
- Kumar Magalam Birla
Chairman of the Aditya Birla group, Kumar Mangalam Birla has made it to Forbe’s list of 6th richest Indian with a net evaluation of $11.8 billion.
- Uday kotak
The banking industry giant and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak is a famed name in market. This year he stands 143rd rank across the globe, with a net worth of $10.7 billion as of 2018.
- Radhakrishnan Damani
A veteran investor, Radhakishan Damani is the owner of a super market chain D-Mart. His rank as of 2018 list stands at 12th, amongst known affluent names in India. According to Forbes latest offering, his net worth is %9.3 billion, with 8th position worldwide.
- Gautam Adani
Ports tycoon and owner of Adani Group, Gautam Adani stands at 9thpositon worldwide in Forbes list of richest Indians as per 2018 list and his net worth is pegged at $9.7 billion, occupying 154th overall.
- Cyrus S. Poonawala
Cyrus Poonawala, Founder of Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., is termed as world’s largest vaccine producer and is placed at 10th position with a net worth of $9.2 billion. He has also been ranked on position of 170th in this global listing.