Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has become the richest Indian, leaving behind Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani. Ambani tops the '360 One Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2023' released on Tuesday with a wealth of Rs 8.08 lakh crore.
In this list, Gautam Adani has slipped to second place, currently his wealth is Rs 4.74 lakh crore. Adani's net worth has declined significantly due to the Hindenburg Research report. This is Hurun India's 12th annual ranking of India's richest people.
Cyrus S Poonawalla, founder of Serum Institute of India, has retained the third position with a wealth of Rs 2.78 lakh crore. HCL's Shiv Nadar is at fourth place with wealth of Rs 2.28 lakh crore and Gopichand Hinduja is at fifth place with wealth of Rs 1.76 lakh crore.
Dilip Sanghvi, founder and leader of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, remained at sixth position with a wealth of Rs 1.64 lakh crore. LN Mittal, Radhakishan Damani, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Neeraj Bajaj are also included in the top-10 list.
There are a total of 259 billionaires in the list. Their number is 38 more than last year. Zepto founder Kaivalya Vohra (20) is the youngest billionaire in the list. For the first time after the launch of Hurun List, the cumulative wealth of the rich included in this list has increased to Rs 109 lakh crore. This is more than the combined GDP of Singapore, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The cumulative wealth of the rich included in the list has increased by 8.5%, while the average wealth has decreased by 9.3%. The report also states that the wealth of about 1,054 individuals saw an increase or remained the same compared to last year. Of these, 278 are new faces, while 264 saw a decline in their wealth and 55 people were left out of the list.