Top richest people of India are subject to change as wealth of companies is assessed every year as per their revenues. The list of the Top 10 Most Richest People Of India In 2013 is given below as per their revenue and net worth.
10. Kumar Mangalam Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla is the member of fourth generation of Birla family, holding the position of one of the richest people of India. He became the chairman of Aditya Birla Group in 1995 at the age of 28 years only. When he took over the company after the death of his father, company’s annual turnover was only$2 billion and it was conducting business mainly with Egypt, Thailand and Indonesia. Under Kumar Mangalam Birla’s guidance the company has reached to $33 billion and now expanding business with countries like Australia, Germany, North America, Italy, Spain etc and most of its employees work globally.
9. Hinduja Brothers
Hinduja Group of companies founded in 1914 by Parmanand Hinduja, initially in Mumbai. Then hinduja started his first international set up in Iran. Then due to Islamic movement they had to shift their bast to Europe. At present, their global headquarter is located in London. Company deals in automotive, oil &gas, financial services and media.
8. Shashi and Ravi Ruia
These two brothers Shashi and Ravi Ruia founded Essar Groups in 1969. The company has started as a construction firm but later diversified and now deals in oil and gas, power, shipping, steel and minerals. It is a multinational company and deals in all these sectors worldwide. The company is now listed in Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.
7. Savitri Jindal and family
After the death of O.P. Jindal in an air crash accident, his wife Savitri Jindal has become the chairperson of the company. She is the 80th richest person of the world and the first richest woman in India. She is the member of Haryana Legislative Assembly and power minister in Haryana Government.
6. Adi Godrej and family
Adi Godrej is the second richest Parsi in India after Pallonji Mistry in India. He is a great philanthropist and an industrialist. He holds the net worth of US$9 billion dollar as of 2012. He is the chairman of Indian school of business since 2011. Under his leadership, his company has started many philanthropist tasks in India. He is a strong supporter of world wildlife funds in India.
5. Dilip Sanghvi
Dilip Sanghvi was born in 1955 in Mumbai and he is the Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceuticals. The reason why he started manufacturing medicine of psychiatric’s; because it is easier to reach to specialized physicians than general physicians. However, whatever is the reason, he mainly concentrated on making chronic diseases medicines because they have high profit margin. He gained his knowledge of pharmaceuticals by running his family business of wholesale medicine in Calcutta.
4. Pallonji Mistry
Pallonji Mistry is the chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, which deals in construction and he is a single largest shareholder of Tata Sons. He is the richest man of Parsi descend and he holds 18 percent of Tata Sons company shares. He took Irish citizenship in 2003 and gave up Indian citizenship, but his main base still remained in Mumbai. He runs Shapoorji construction, Forbes textiles and Eureka Forbes. His family has built some famous landmarks in Mumbai standard charted bank, state bank of India and reserve bank of India around the fort area.
3. Azim Premji
Azim Premji, born in Mumbai in 1945, who is a great philanthropist and business tycoon, he is the chairman of Wipro Limited and owns 79 percent of share of the company. He took Indian software industries to its highest level in global market. Before he took over the company Wipro was dealing in cooking fat, soaps, hair products and baby toiletries. In 1980’s Wipro, under the leadership of Azim Premji started to diversify from soaps to IT sector.
2. Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal was born in Rajasthan in 1950 and he is chief executive officer of the world’s largest steel manufacturing company in the world. He is the second richest man in Britain, but he is still not a British citizen. He lives in Britain but still retains his Indian citizenship. He holds 41% of share in his company Arcelormittal and 34% in Queen’s Park Rangers F.C. football team. He acclaimed the sixth position in world’s richest man list earlier but now reached to a much lower place due to loss of more than 10 billion dollar last year. Despite this loss, he is still having a personal asset of 16 billion dollars.
1. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani was born on 19 April 1957 to Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben in Yemen, where his father was working at that time. He is the CEO of Reliance Industries, which was started by his father. Mukesh Ambani, is the oldest son of Dhirubhai Ambani and owns the lion share of the company; he holds 44.7% of Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries main headquarter is located in Mumbai and company mainly deals with petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecommunication and retail sector. Reliance Company is the biggest in retail sector in India. And as per the statistics he holds the title of top 10 richest people of India – 2013 continuously for six years.