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Each year, Forbes releases its list of the richest billionaires of the world. The list for 2018 has already been published, with the magazine taking into account 2,208 billionaires from all parts of the world. Of these, 121 billionaires belong to India, a number higher by a margin of 19 from the previous year. This makes Indians the third largest group of richest people- led by the US and China. Below, we bring to you the top 10 richest person in India:

With a wealth of $47.8 billion, Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, has cemented 1st position in the list of top 10 richest person in India.

Take a look at who else made it into the top richest person in India this year:

10. Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal is the chairperson of Jindal Group and the widow of its founder, Om Prakash Jindal. Upon his tragic death in a helicopter crash in 2005, the group’s companies — which include JSW Steel, JSW Energy, JSW Infrastructure and Jindal Steel & Power — were divided among her four sons.

Net Worth: $8.2 billion (INR 58,423 Crores)

Age: 68

Industry: Steel

Source of wealth: Widow of founder Om Prakash Jindal

9. Cyrus S. Poonawala

Cyrus Poonawalla is the founder of Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., which is the world’s largest producers of vaccines in the world. He is placed on the 10th position with the net worth $9.1 billion among the richest Indians. He is also ranked 170th in the global list of the magazine.

Net Worth: $8.3 billion (INR 59,142 Crores)

Age: 73

Industry: Vaccine

Source of wealth: Self-made

8. Uday Kotak

Uday Kotak is the Managing Director of Kotak-Mahindra Bank which is one of the leading private sector banks in India. He stands on the seventh position in the Forbes’ list of richest Indian billionaires 2018 with the net worth $10.7 billion. He is also ranked 143rd in the Forbes’ global list of billionaires this year.

Net Worth: $10.5 billion (INR 74,818 Crores)

Age: 59

Industry: Banking

Source of wealth: Self-made

7. Radhakishan Damani

Radhakishan Damani is a veteran investor, who owns the supermarket chain D-Mart. He stood on the 12th rank among the richest Indian business personalities in the 2017 Forbes list with the net worth $9.3 billion. According to the latest Forbes list, he stands at number 8 with the net worth $10 billions among the richest Indian personalities of 2018 and occupies the 151st position in the Forbes global list of 2,208 billionaires worldwide.

Net Worth: $10.9 billion (INR 77,668 Crores)

Age: 63

Industry: Retail and investments

Source of wealth: Self-made

6. Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi is the co-founder of the Sun Pharmaceuticals, which is India’s most trusted pharmaceutical company. He ranks next to Shiv Nadar as the fifth richest Indian with the net worth $12.8 billion this year. He also occupies the 115th spot in the 2018 global billionaires list of Forbes.

Net Worth: $11.9 billion (INR 84,781 Crores)

Age: 62

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Source of wealth: Self-made

5. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group who made it to the Forbes’ billionaires list in 2018. He became the sixth richest Indian with the net worth $11.8 billion and is ranked 127th globally according to the Forbes’ list.

Net Worth: $14.8 billion (INR 1,05,442 Crores)

Age: 51

Industry: Commodities, telecom, and financial services

Source of wealth: Inherited

4. Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar is the famous Indian IT pioneer and co-founder of HCL, which is one of India’s leading software services providing company. He occupies the fourth position in the Forbes’ Indian billionaires list 2018 with the net worth is $14.6 billion and is placed on the 98th rank worldwide.

Net Worth: $14.8 billion (INR 1,05,442 Crores)

Age: 68

Industry: Software service

Source of wealth: Self-made

3. Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal, the chairman, and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the global steelmaker, stands on the third position in the Forbes’ list amongst the Indian billionaires with the net worth $18.5 billion in 2018. His net worth was $16.4 billion in 2017. He came down to the 62nd rank on the global list this year as compared to the 56th rank last time.

Net Worth: $18.1 billion (INR 1,28,953 Crores)

Age: 68

Industry: Steel

Source of wealth: Inheritance and self-made

2. Azim Premji

Azim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Limited, has occupied the second spot in the list of the richest Indians in 2018 outperforming Lakshmi Mittal, the global steel magnate. He has climbed to 58th global rank with the net worth $18.8 billion in 2018 from the 72nd rank with the net worth $14.9 billion in 2017.

Net Worth: $20.9 billion (INR 1,48,902 Crores)

Age: 73

Industry: Software services

Source of wealth: Self-made

1. Mukesh Ambani

The Chairman of the Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani has grown richer by $16.9 billion in 2018 with the net worth $40.1 billion, according to the Forbes magazine.

In 2016, he revolutionized India’s telecom sector with cheap mobile data and calling services. The company offers data plans starting at 50 rupees ($0.70) per gigabyte and monthly plans as low as 149 rupees ($2).

In 2017, he was on the 33rd position in the magazine’s list with the net worth of $23.2 billion. Ambani climbed up to the 19th global rank on the Forbes’ list of 2,208 billionaires worldwide this year.

Net Worth: $47.8 billion (INR 3,40,503 Crores)

Age: 61

Industry: Oil & gas, telecom, retail, petrochemicals, textiles and telecom

Source of wealth: Inheritance and self-made

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