Forbes, the business magazine that produces an annual list on the richest billionaires worldwide every year, has published its latest list for the year 2018. Out of 2,208 billionaires, there are 121 Indian billionaires. Forbes Asia India editor Naazneen Karmali was quoted in Business Today saying, “In a challenging year, which saw the rupee taking a tumble, the country’s 100 richest collectively managed to hold their own. Moreover, new billionaires continue to be minted, which indicates that India’s entrepreneurial energy is upbeat as ever.” Here are the top 5 billionaires of India.
Other than the top five, the other business magnates who made it to the top 10 are Shiv Nadar ($14.6 billion), Godrej family ($14 billion), Dilip Shanghvi ($12.6 billion), Kumar Birla ($12.5 billion) and Gautam Adani ($11.9 billion). 11 of the nation’s 100 richest saw their wealth jump by $1 billion or more.