Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani jumped six positions to rank 13th on Forbes World’s Billionaire list released on March 5,2019 with Jeff Bezos on the top spot again. E-commerce colossus Amazon founder Bezos, 55, remains the world’s richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, as his riches swelled by USD 19 billion in one year and is now worth USD 131 billion, Forbes said. Ambani was placed at the 33rd position on the 2017 listing of Forbes. Forbes said he is the richest Indian and ranked 32nd on the 2018 Powerful People listing of the magazine. He was ranked Global Game Changer in 2017. “Ambani chairs and runs USD 60 billion (revenue) oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, among India’s most valuable companies,” Forbes said. The top 100 hundred list of Forbes 2019 consists of 4 Indians namely Mukesh Ambani who leads the 106 billionaires from India on the Forbes list. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji is ranked 36th with a net worth of $22.6 billion dollars. Technology major HCL’s co-founder Shiv Nadar, ranked 82nd and Arcelor Mittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal at the 91st rank. However, the complete Forbes list contains the names of several other Indians as well including Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Birla (122), Chairman and founder of the Adani Group Gautam Adani (167), Bharti Airtel head Sunil Mittal (244), co-founder of consumer goods giant Patanjali Ayurveda Acharya Balkrishna (365), Piramal Entreprises Chair Ajay Piramal (436), Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (617), Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy (962) and RCom chairman Reliance Anil Ambani (1349).
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