India’s richest person has surged past some of the biggest tycoons in recent weeks including the Silicon Valley titans such as Elon Musk, Alphabet Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as well as Warren Buffett.
Asia’s richest man and Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani is among the world’s top-10 billionaires. (Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd which publishes Moneycontrol.)
Fashion empire Louis Vuitton head Bernard Arnault had the largest individual gain of $39 billion, which catapulted him to the second spot
The Reliance Industries CMD is the richest Indian on the Bloomberg Billionaires top 100 Index, released on April 2, 2018.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has added $21.8 billion to his fortunes this year and takes the top spot, while Microsoft founder Bill Gates was ranked 2nd as his wealth declined by $1.36 billion year-to-date.
Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani is the 18th richest person in the world with a personal wealth of USD 24.7 billion in 2012, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals.