With a net worth of $2.15 billion, Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma was among the notable gainer this year
Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on October 4 was named India's wealthiest for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes’ annual India's Richest 2018 list.
Wipro’s Azim Premji came second with a net worth of $21 billion. Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, followed with a net worth of $18.3 billion.
Hinduja brothers – Ashok, Gopichand, Prakash and Srichand – were ranked fourth on the list of richest Indians for 2018 with a net worth of $18 billion.
Construction tycoon Pallonji Mistry, who controls the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, ranked fifth with a net worth of $15.7 million, followed by software giant HCL Technologies’ co-founder Shiv Nadar (net worth: $14.6 billion).
According to Forbes, the Godrej family, with a net worth of $18.4 billion, stood seventh while Sun Pharmaceutical Industries' Dilip Sanghvi ranked eighth (net worth: $12.6 billion).
Aditya Birla Group's Chairman Kumar Birla finished a close ninth with a net worth of $12.5 billion. Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani was named India’s 10th richest person with a net worth of $11.9 billion.
Among the key gainers on the list this year were Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. In August, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway invested $300 million in Sharma’s firm taking Paytm’s valuation to $10 billion. This in turn took Sharma’s net worth to $2.15 billion.Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.