Monday, March 4, 2013

Mukesh Ambani India's richest for 6th year; networth $21.5 bn

 Mukesh Ambani India's richest for 6th year; networth $21.5 bn

With networth of USD 21.5 billion,

Mukesh Ambani has retained his title as India's richest person

for sixth year in a row, while Mexican business tycoon Carlos

Slim has emerged as wealthiest in the world for the fourth

consecutive year.


     In the overall rich list of world's billionaires, as per

an annual ranking published today by business magazine Forbes,

Mukesh Ambani is ranked 22nd, while the second-richest Indian

Lakshmi Mittal is at 41st position with a networth of USD 16.5




     Slim has topped the rankings with a networth of USD 73

billion, followed by Bill Gates (USD 67 billion), Spain's

Amancio Ortega (USD 57 billion), Warren Buffett (USD 53.5

billion) and Larry Ellison (USD 43 billion) in top five.

     There are a total 55 billionaires from India on the list

of 1,426 persons from across the world having a minimum

networth of USD 1 billion.

     Among the Indians, Mukesh Ambani and Lakshmi Mittal are

followed by Azim Premji, Dilip Shanghvi, Shashi & Ravi Ruia,

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Savitri Jindal, Sunil Mittal, Shiv

Nadar, K P Singh and Anil Ambani.

     Globally, Anil Ambani is ranked 233rd (USD 5.2 billion),

while the global top-100 list has only three Indians -- Mukesh

Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Azim Premji (91st position).

     About Mukesh Ambani, Forbes said that his fortune has

dropped by USD one billion over the past one year, but he

"remains India's richest person and his Reliance Industries

remains country's most valuable company".

     On the other hand, his younger brother Anil Ambani saw

his networth drop by USD 2.6 billion in the past one year,

"continuing a three-year decline in his fortune."

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