Mukesh Ambani turns 8th richest person in the world


New Delhi, Mar 2 (IANS): Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is now the eighth richest person in the world with a fortune of $83 billion, according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2021.

Ambani's wealth increased 24 per cent on a year-on-year basis on the back of a surge in the value of energy-to-telecom giant RIL.

"India's largest exporter, Reliance accounts for 8 per cent of the country's exports and 5 per cent of India's total revenues from customs and excise duty. Reliance is planning a calculated shift to renewable energy and has decided to venture into the battery-making business ahead of the electric vehicle boom," said the Hurun statement.

His rank in the previous Hurun Global Rich List was ninth.

Among the countries, India rose to third spot with 177 billionaires, 40 more than last year.

The Hurun statement said that Mumbai is by far the billionaire capital with 61 billionaires in the city, followed by New Delhi with 40. The average age was 66. There are 32 more billionaires of Indian origin, living outside of India, led by L.N. Mittal of ArcelorMittal in London.

Among other Indians, Gautam Adani and family was at the 48th place among the top 100 billionaires. Adani saw his wealth almost double to $32 billion, on the back of Adani Green Energy growing to a $20 billion valuation, it noted.

The richest individual in the world is Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk with a net worth of $197 billion. Musk's wealth grew over three-fold in 2020.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was on the second spot with a 35 per cent increase in his wealth to $189 billion.

 

  

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  • PenMightiewrThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Ill-gotten wealth. The day is not far when the lies of Ambani and Adani suffer the wrath of God!

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  • Indian, Sharjah

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    At least we have a few atmanirbhars.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    While the whole country and its people are in shambles, Thanks to the Chowkidar and his better half Amit Shah, Ambani is racing towards becoming the Richest man in the world. If the Farm Laws are implemented, he will difinately become the Richest man in the world. Like Indira Gandhi nationalised all the banks, the next non BJP Govt should nationalise all Ambani and Adani industries and retore the nations wealth to its people.

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  • Vinaya, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    When Indian economy going down due to covid-19 how come mukesh Ambani become so rich. Petrol prices are soaring high day by day. This is our india. Richer will become richer and poorer will remain poor for life long.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    once Niravji is given Ghar Vapasi, he will be in the list of world's richest...

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    What a great news for all Indians Would like to see him as World's No. 1 Richest Person before 2024. Hope our honorable Prime Minister will take all necessary steps to make this happen.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Respected Sir..... as a common man.... I can really appreciate & admire if you can donate your some portion of your wealth to our beautiful Nation by repaying our Nation's World Bank Loan to certain extent What you will do with this huge amount of wealth??? It has no value after we perish from this earth.... Your own children or relatives will fight for share on your wealth and they will never work hard to earn on their own May be I am too small to say anything in front of you.... but we feel great if you can think on that way and people can remember you forever for the way used your wealth but not the way you made the wealth for sure

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Good news but feel pity on poor farmers.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Ache Din for Northwestern parts of India....

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  • arm, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Achedin

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Thanks to his CHowkidaar.

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Hum do hamare do will run the country as they want.

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