162% is the surge in Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s wealth in 2016, according to media reports
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Worldwide, there are 56 billionaires younger than 40, and 30 of them are self-made, down from 36 last year. As a group they are doing fabulously: While some fortunes stayed stable, not a single one of the under-40s on this year’s list saw his or her wealth decline in the past 12 months. The group’s aggregate net worth: $138.7 billion.
(This story appears in the 28 April, 2017 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)