55 billionaires in India, 10 richest command over $100 billion
New Delhi-As per the annual list of world’s billionaires, published by business magazine Forbes, India has 55 billionaires with a total networth of $189.1 billion. An analysis of Forbes rankings of Indian billionaires shows that just 10 richest from the country together command a total wealth of over $100 billion — a figure higher than the estimated fiscal deficit of about $95 billion for the financial year ending this month. India’s fiscal deficit for the year 2012-13 is estimated at little over Rs 5 lakh crore or 5.2 per cent of the country’s total GDP.
Forbes has ranked Mukesh Ambani, with a networth of $21.5 billion, as richest from India for sixth year in a row. Lakshmi Mittal, the second richest Indian has a networth of $16.5 billion, followed by Azim Premji ($11.2 billion), Dilip Shanghvi ($9.4 billion), Shashi & Ravi Ruia ($8.5 billion) and Kumar Mangalam Birla ($7.9 billion).
Other Indians in the top ten are Savitri Jindal ($7.6 billion), Sunil Mittal ($6.8 billion), Shiv Nadar ($6.5 billion) and K P Singh ($6.3 billion).PTI