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Top 10 Richest People in India 2018

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The world is full of powerfull, great and whealthiest people, accoring to Forbes magazine there are 2208 billionaires in the world. In India there are many rich people whose earning is mind blowing, there are 121 billionaires in India 2018 which makes Indians third largest group of richest people.

So Here is the list of Top 10 Richest People in India 2018 that everyone should read.

Cyrus Poonawalla

10. Cyrus Poonawalla

Net Worth: US$ 7.5 Billion

Company: Poonawalla Group

Cyrus S. Poonawalla (born 1945)is an Indian businessman, the chairman of Poonawalla Group, which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines. Serum produces 1.5 billion doses annually of a range of vaccines, including for measles, polio and flu. Serum owns Dutch vaccine maker Bilthoven Biologicals and the Czech unit of U.S. firm Nanotherapeutics. In June 2018, Poonawalla was conferred the honorary degree of the Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Gautam Adani

9. Gautam Adani

Net Worth: US$ 7.6 Billion

Company: Adani Group commodities, ports

Gautam Shantilal Adani (born 24 June 1962) is an Indian industrialist who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group - an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operatorions 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. Gautam Adani was in a Bania family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His father was a textile merchant. He was educated at Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya school in Ahmedabad.

Uday Kotak

8. Uday Kotak

Net Worth: US$ 10.2 Billion

Company: Kotak Mahindra Bank

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.

Dilip Shanghvi

7. Dilip Shanghvi

Net Worth: US$ 10.6 Billion

Company: Sun pharmaceuticals

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. Dilip Shanghvi is a Gujarati who was born in small town of Amreli in Gujarat to Shantilal Sanghvi and Kumud Sanghvi. He started by helping his father in his wholesale generic drugs business in Kolkata. It was during this work that he thought of manufacturing his own drugs instead of selling others' products. Shanghvi started Sun Pharmaceutical Industries with capital of INR 10,000 in 1982 at Vapi, with one psychiatry drug.

Radhakishan Damani

6. Radhakishan Damani

Net Worth: US$ 10.7 Billion

Company: D-mart investments, retail

Radhakishan Damani (born 1954) in a Marwari family in Bikaner, Rajasthan. His father along with his elder brother were working as stock broker on Dalal street. He got admission into B-com in Mumbai university. Radhakishan Damani didn’t have any interest in stock market. At the age of 32, he invested in stock market for the first time. DMart is a chain of hypermarkets in India founded by Radhakishan Damani in the year 2002. 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 raise to 39,988 crore. This pegged it as the 65th most valuable Indian firm.

Kumar Birla

5. Kumar Birla

Net Worth: US$ 11.7 Billion

Company: Aditya Birla group commodities

Kumar Mangalam Birla (born 14 June 1968) is an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations 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. Birla is a fourth-generation member of the Birla family from the state of Rajasthan. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, MBA degree from London Business School. Birla took over as chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995, at the age of 28, following the death of his father Aditya Vikram Birla. During his tenure as chairman, the group's annual turnover has expanded from US$3.33 Billion in 1995 to US$41 billion in 2015.

Shiv Nadar

4. Shiv Nadar

Net Worth: US$ 13.5 Billion

Company: HCL software services

Shiv Nadar (born 14 July 1945) is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL 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.

Lakshmi Mittal

3. Lakshmi Mittal

Net Worth: US$ 15.5 Billion

Company: Arcel or Mittal steel

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal (born 15 June 1950) is an Indian steel magnate and Zamindar, 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 an 11% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C. In 2005, Forbes ranked Mittal as the third-richest person in the world. 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. His daughter Vanisha Mittal's wedding was the second-most expensive in recorded history.

Azim Premji

2. Azim Premji

Net Worth: US$ 20.0 Billion

Company: Wipro software services

Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. 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. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine. Premji owns 73% percent of Wipro and also owns a private equity fund, Premji Invest, which manages his $2 billion worth of personal portfolio. Premji started with a $2.2 billion donation to the Azim Premji Foundation, focused on education in India.

Mukesh Ambani

1. Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: US$ 41.2 Billion

Company: Realince petrochemicals, oil&gas

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian business magnate, the chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited(RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India's most valuable company by its market value. Mukesh was born in Aden, Yemen and brought up in Mumbai, India. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in the early 1970s. Mukesh started working alongside his father Dhirubhai Ambani in their family business, Reliance, since 1981. Reliance Industries Limited deals mainly in refining, petrochemicals, and in the oil and gas sectors. Reliance Retail Ltd., another subsidiary, is the largest retailer in India. The business has expanded over the years to provide products and services like Retail Markets and Telecommunications.

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