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Top 10 Richest Businessman In India 2021: Well India is one of the world’s largest economies, so it is oblivious that some billionaires are among the richest. However, a person’s net worth can change with the change in market conditions and any person on the list can top anyone with a change in their company’s valuations.

So here is the list of the Top 10 Richest Businessman In India in 2021.

Top 10 Richest Businessman In India in 2021

1. Mukesh Ambani – $77.8 Billion (₹5,67,243 Crores)

Mukesh Ambani son of Dhirubhai Ambani is India’s richest businessman with a net worth of $77.8 billion, equivalent to ₹5,67,243 Crores. He the chairman, managing director, and biggest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. His company is India’s largest listed private sector company operating in diversified segments such as oil and gas, telecom, petrochemical, and retail sector. 

Ambani is currently the richest person in Asia and the world’s 10th. Ambani lives in Antilia (his house name), a 27-stories private resident in Mumbai, which was valued nearly at US$1 billion and one of the most expensive private residences in the world. 

Apart from Reliance Industries, he has various real estate investments, stakes in some startups and emerging businesses, cricket team franchise Mumbai Indians, and founder of Indian super league, a football league. [Reference]

2. Gautam Adani – $67.4 Billion (₹4,91,416 Crores)

Chairman and founder of Adani Group, Gautam Adani is the 2nd richest Indian and Asian businessman. Adani has a net worth of $67.4 Billion which is equivalent to ₹4,91,416 Crores. Adani group is engaged in businesses like logistics, energy, gas, agriculture, defense, and aerospace, and others.

There are various subsidiaries of Adani Group are listed in Indian stock exchanges. Those companies are Adani Enterprises Limited, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd, Adani Power Ltd, Adani Transmission Ltd, Adani Green Energy Ltd, Adani Gas Limited, and all of them are promoted by Adani Group.

In 2021, growth in his all company’s stock price Adani’s net worth surged multifold and makes him of the top 10 richest people in India 2021. [Reference]

3. Shiv Nadar – $23.5 Billion (₹1,71,339 Crores)

Founder and chairman of HCL technologies limited, Shiv Nadar is the 3rd richest businessman in India in 2021. The industrialist has a net worth of $23.5 billion which translates to ₹1,71,339 Crores. He founded HCL Tech in 1976, an IT hardware company later transformed into an IT enterprise over a period of few decades.

Shiv Nadar and his foundation own a 60.33 percent share in HCL tech which is one of the biggest IT companies in India. In the year 2008, Nadar has received the Padma Bhushan award, the third-highest civilian award for his efforts in the IT industry. [Reference]  

4. Lakshmi Mittal – $18.2 Billion (₹1,32,697 Crores)

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is an Indian billionaire, chairman, and former CEO of ArcelorMittal. ArcelorMittal is the largest crude steel production company in the world. Though his company is UK-based, he is an Indian citizen born in Sadulpur, Rajasthan, India.

Lakshmi Mittal has a net worth of $18.2 billion, equivalent to ₹1,32,697 Crores, making him the 4th richest businessman in India in 2021. [Reference]

5. Radhakishan Damani – $15.4 Billion (₹1,12,182 Crores)

Born to a  Maheshwari family in Mumbai, Radhakishan Damani is an Indian businessman and investor. He founded D-mart in 2002, one of the most successful retail chains in India. As of 2021 D-mart has 214 stores in 11 states across the country.

As of now, D-mart has a market valuation of ₹1,96,000 crores, the most valued retail company in India. Damani has also diversified its portfolio in various companies trading in Indian stock exchanges. Damani is the 5th richest businessman in India in 2021 with a net worth of $15.4 billion, equivalent to ₹1,12,182 Crores. [Reference]

6. Uday Kotak – $14.8 Billion (₹1,07,907 Crores)

Uday Kotak is the co-founder, vice chairman, and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. His bank is one of the biggest private sector banks in India, specializes in personal finance, investment banking, life insurance, and wealth management.

Kotak Mahindra Bank has a market cap of ₹3,49,000 crores and Uday Kotak holds 26.02 percent of the company. Kotak has a net worth of $14.8 billion, which converts to ₹1,07,907 Crores, making him the sixth richest businessman in India in 2021. [Reference]

7. Cyrus Poonawalla – $13.5 Billion (₹98,429 Crores)

Cyrus S. Poonawalla is the founder and former chairman of Serum Institute of India, a vaccine manufacturing and research company. Located in Pune, Maharashtra, India SII is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer and a subsidiary of Poonawalla Investment and Industries, a holding company.

Born to a Parsi family, Cyrus Poonawalla is the 7th richest person in India in 2021. He has a net worth of $13.5 billion which is equivalent to ₹98,429 Crores. [Reference]

8. Kumar Mangalam Birla – $13.2 Billion (₹96,241 Crores)

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist, billionaire, and the chairman of the  Aditya Birla Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate. He took over the Aditya Birla group in 1995 at the age of 28, following his father’s demise.

He diversified his company in various segments such as metals, cement, viscose filament yarn, branded apparel, carbon black, chemicals, fertilizers, telecom, and financial services.

Kumar Mangalam Birla’s net worth stands at $13.2 billion, that is ₹96,241 Crores, making him the 8th richest businessman in India in 2021. [Reference]

9. Dilip Shanghvi – $12.3 Billion (₹89,679 Crores)

The only person from the pharmaceutical industry, Dilip Shanghvi is the 9th richest businessman in India in 2021. His net worth stands at $12.3 billion, equivalent to ₹89,679 Crores. Shanghvi is the founder and CEO of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.

Sun Pharma is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India. The company was founded in 1983 and specializes in formulations in various therapeutic areas and API supplier to various other pharmaceutical companies. [Reference]

10. Sunil Bharti Mittal – $10.5 Billion (₹76,556 Crores)

Founder and chairperson of Bharti Enterprises, Sunil Bharti Mittal is the 10th richest person in India in 2021. His net worth stands at a whopping $10.5 billion, which is equivalent to ₹76,556 Crores. Mittal has a diversified business from sectors such as telecom, insurance, real estate, education, malls, hospitality, etc.

Sunil Mittal’s flagship company is Bharti Airtel, which is one of the top telecom companies in India. The company provides 2G, 4G LTE, 4G+ mobile network services. With over 457.96 million subscribers it is the world’s second-largest telecom service company.

Apart from the telecom company, he has several other companies like Bharti AXA General Insurance and Life Insurance company, Centum Learning, Field Fresh Foods, Bharti Realty, etc. [Reference]

List of Top 10 Richest Person In India 2021

RankNameNet Worth 2021
1Mukesh Ambani$77.8 Billion
2Gautam Adani$67.4 Billion
3Shiv Nadar$23.5 Billion
4Lakshmi Mittal$18.2 Billion
5Radhakishan Damani$15.4 Billion
6Uday Kotak$14.8 Billion
7Cyrus Poonawalla$13.5 Billion
8Kumar Mangalam Birla$13.2 Billion
9Dilip Shanghvi$12.3 Billion
10Sunil Bharti Mittal$10.5 Billion

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