In year two of the pandemic, India's richest increased their cumulative wealth by 50 percent. Mukesh Ambani remains the wealthiest Indian for the 14th year in a row—since 2008—adding $4 billion to his net worth in 2021. Gautam Adani is now a close second with a $74.8 billion fortune, only $17.9 billion shy of Ambani. Savitri Jindal reenters the top 10 club with $18 billion. Four pharma billionaires saw their wealth erode. India's 100 richest are now worth $775 billion.
NOTE : This list was compiled using shareholding and financial information obtained from the families and individuals, stock exchanges, analysts and India’s regulatory agencies. The ranking lists family fortunes, including those shared among extended families such as the Bajaj and Godrej families. Public fortunes were calculated based on stock prices and exchange rates as of September 17, 2021. Private companies were valued based on similar companies that are publicly traded. The list can also include foreign citizens with business, residential or other ties to the country, or citizens who don’t reside in the country but have significant business or other ties to the country.
India's 100 richest added over $325 billion to their cumulative wealth in the second year of the pandemic, taking the grand total to $775 billion. Mukesh Ambani remained the reigning king—ranked No 1 since 2008. Meet the dropouts, richest women, the youngest and the oldest billionaires