top Millionaires in India not tata birla these are the 10 Richest Celebrities of India

Jamshedpur : There is more than one rich person in India. The saying of Tata-Birla is still the most famous, but when we talk about the individual rich, the name of a person who is very popular these days comes to the fore.

You will be surprised to know that in the list of 100 richest Indians made by Forbes, Mukesh Ambani is at the top. Ratan Tata, who recently bought Air India, is not named in this list. The wealth of the richest Indians has increased by 50 percent in 2021. His wealth was $257 billion in 2020, which rose to $775 billion this year. 61 billionaires added $1 billion or more to their wealth this year, making the total number on the list nearly 80 percent. Here are the top 10 richest people in India.

Mukesh Ambani: On top for 14th consecutive year

Reliance’s owner Mukesh Ambani has remained India’s richest person for the 14th consecutive year since 2008. As of 2021, his wealth was $ 97.7 billion. He is also included in the eighth richest person in the world. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the first Indian businessman to cross the US mark with a market capitalization of $200 billion. Reliance Industries has grown from a textile, oil and energy firm to a huge conglomerate, comprising retail stores, a mobile and internet provider, digital platforms, groceries, gadgets and much more. In addition, Reliance is the owner of Forbes Media licensee Network-18.

Reliance revolutionized India’s competitive telecom industry with the launch of Jio 4G in 2016. During Kovid-19, Ambani raised about $ 20 billion by selling a third of Jio to investors including Facebook and Google.

Gautam Adani: 2nd in India and 15th in the world

Gautam Adani is the second richest person in India with a net worth of $74.8 billion. Ranked 15th in the ranking of the world’s richest people.

The Adani Group is involved in a wide range of activities from coal mining to gas and oil exploration to power generation and port operations. It is one of the largest port operators in the country. Gautam Adani dropped out of the commerce department of the CN School in Ahmedabad and entered the family business in the textile family. The booming diamond sector of Mumbai had always attracted him. He learned Business Insider’s techniques in three years and made his first million in three years as a diamond trader in Mumbai. Adani became a billionaire at the age of 20.

Adani is the only Indian to set up enterprises worth Rs 5 lakh crore. He is the owner of Mundra Port in Gujarat. Adani’s overseas holdings include Australia’s Abbott Point port and the world’s largest coal mine, Carmichael.

In September 2020, Adani bought a 74 per cent interest in Mumbai’s second busiest airport. A joint venture with Kook Clan’s Wilmar International-Adani Wilmar is also planned for an IPO.

Shiv Nadar: Chairman of HCL, owner of $31.3 billion

Shiv Nadar is the founder and chairman of India’s leading technology firm HCL Technology with a net worth of $31.3 billion. He has now resigned from the post of Chairman of HCL and transferred the role to his daughter.

Shiv Nadar started his career while attending the Walchand Group’s engineering college in Pune. In August 1976, he resigned from his job and started HCL Enterprises in a garage. HCL started manufacturing calculators and microprocessors. In 1980, HCL entered the worldwide market by selling computers in Singapore. HCL Technologies hires and trains high school graduates, with 1,69,000 employees in 50 countries. Nadar has donated $662 million to his Shiv Nadar Foundation, which works in the field of education.

Radhakishan Damani: Owner of D-Mart

RK Damani started his journey as a stockbroker with a net worth of $29.4 billion. He joined the retail business in 2002 with a single location in Mumbai. He dropped out of college, pursuing a B.Com degree at the University of Mumbai.

Their rise was mostly due to the March 2017 IPO of Avenue Supermarts, which controls all D-Mart stores in India. His brother, children and wife are all committed to helping D-Mart grow in various ways. Today they have 214 branches of D-Mart across India. Damani has a modest lifestyle. Known as Mr. White and White, Damani usually wears a white shirt and white pants. He keeps a calm profile and rarely gives interviews.

Radhakishan Damani entered the stock market after the sudden death of his father. He is now one of the most recognized stock market figures because of his timely investment and strategy. He holds stake in VST Industries, India Cements, United Breweries and Blue Dart Express Ltd.

Cyrus Poonawalla: Net worth of $19 billion

With a net worth of $19 billion, Cyrus Poonawalla’s fortune as one of the fastest among Indian billionaires and the sixth fastest globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, led to the great business promise of his firm, Serum Institute of India.

In 1966 he created the Serum Institute of India, which has become the world’s largest manufacturer of measles, influenza and polio vaccinations. He planned to vaccinate using serum. Poonawalla climbed 57 ladders to become the 86th richest person in the world, based on a 25 percent increase in his net worth in the four months of the pandemic.

Serum signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to manufacture one billion doses of the coronavirus vaccine with Oxford University. The company also supports UNICEF and PAHO. The contribution of exports to trade income is 85 percent. The serum claims that it will be worth $100 billion by 2022.

Lakshmi Mittal : Known as Steel King

Lakshmi Mittal is popularly known as the Steel King while living in the United Kingdom with a net worth of $18.8 billion. Mittal, chairman of ArcelorMittal, is the world’s largest steel and mining enterprise by production. He is renowned for transforming weak steel manufacturing firms into lucrative operations globally.

Mittal studied at St Xavier’s in Kolkata while working at his father’s steel plant. Then in 1976 he established a steel factory in Indonesia. Recently acquired India’s bankrupt Essar Steel, formerly owned by the Ruia family.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the European Aeronautical Defense and Space Company. Mittal was the recipient of the Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

The business recorded a financial loss of $700 million in 2020. In a year when steel shipments to Tobago and Trinidad fell by about a fifth, in 1989. Despite this, he made it a success in a year. Mittal has handed over the CEO role to his son Aditya, but continues to be the executive chairman of the company.

Savitri Jindal: $18 billion owner

Savitri Jindal’s venture into business with a net worth of $18 billion came after the demise of her husband. She is the owner of the Jindal Group, which operates in the steel, power, cement and infrastructure sectors.

Savitri is not a self-made billionaire, but has served as the chairman of the Jindal Group, India’s largest steelmaker, for 14 years.

His Mumbai resident son Sajjan Jindal, who, among other things, manages JSW Steel, is in charge of the group’s biggest asset. He also had a successful path as a statesman and a social leader. Soon after joining the corporate sector, she joined the Indian National Congress party and entered politics by entering the Haryana government. Then in 2006 he was appointed Minister of State for Revenue. In 2013 she became the state cabinet minister for urban local bodies.

Uday Kotak: Owner of Kotak Mahindra Bank

Uday Kotak with a net worth of 16.5 billion did not join his family’s lucrative cotton trading company. Instead he decided to start his own business. In 1985 he set up a financial business, which he later converted into a bank. Now he is known as the richest banker of India.

The 2014 acquisition of ING Bank’s Indian business has led to their Kotak Mahindra Bank becoming one of the top four private sector banks in India. Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited received its banking license from the Reserve Bank of India on 22 March 2003, from which it was created. The first company in the business history of India to do so.

Kotak has a deep connection with cricket. He was an outstanding cricketer who also wanted to take up cricket as a profession. He had to leave it due to a head injury.

Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, is the inspiration for the name Kotak Mahindra. He lent one lakh rupees to Uday Kotak and promoted Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited. But they share more than just a business relationship. Both are friends, who appreciate each other’s work.

Pallonji Mistry: Once played an important role with Tata

Pallonji Mistry, a tycoon with a net worth of $16.4 billion, runs the Mumbai-based 156-year-old Shapoorji Pallonji Group. He is one of India’s most prosperous and influential industrialists, leading a manufacturing empire spanning India, West Asia and Africa.

The family’s biggest asset is an 18.4 per cent stake in Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata group, a conglomerate of 30 firms with sales of $103 billion. Pallonji’s father was responsible for building plants for Tata Motors and Tata Steel. Since Tata was short of funds to pay, he instead handed over shares to him.

Mistry decided to sell his stake in Tata Sons in September 2020, stating that the division of interests would benefit all stakeholder groups.

Kumar Mangalam Birla: Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group

Kumar Mangalam Birla heads the Aditya Birla Group with a net worth of $15.8 billion, which he has inherited for the fourth consecutive generation. They are responsible for cement and aluminum production as well as retail, telecommunications and financial services.

The Aditya Birla Group controls 30 per cent of the world’s largest aluminum rolling firm Hindalco and 32 per cent of India’s largest building materials maker Grasim Industries. After the death of his father Aditya Birla in 1995, at the age of 28, Birla became the heir to the family enterprise. Within two days of his death, Kumar Birla established a purpose, met investors and started his own business.

His telecom company concept failed in 2016, when Jio entered it. Idea Cellular reported losses in six quarters after Jio came in. The firm merged with Vodafone in August 2018 to counter the fierce price war of the market. They hold 11 per cent stake in Vodafone Idea, India’s second largest telecom business.