Perhaps it may not be wrong to say that the one of the most banal pieces of quizzes, if ever there was one, would be the following:
What do Gautam Adani, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have in common?
Obviously, it’s a no brainer for the answer is- they are all billionaires. But then, it must also be said that there are billionaires and then there are billionaires from India. And where a recent breaking news stands then it turns out that the world’s third-highest number of billionaires are from India.
Truly speaking, at a time where much of India is battling hard to beat the economic downslide and testing scenario concerning job availabilities, such news may not exactly prompt furrowed brows. What do you reckon?
But then if India has the world’s third-highest number of billionaires, where the names of Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani and Adani Group’s Gautam Adani form the unflinching common names, which countries are ahead of the curve?
On that note, it is important to note that the United States as well as China are both ahead of India in this dominant discussion of our times.
That being said, the prestigious Forbes Magazine has stated that Mukesh Ambani has also reclaimed his spot as the richest Asian, an outstanding feat gaining which he has successfully dethroned none other than Ali Baba Group’s Jack Ma. The Mumbai-based businessman finds himself tenth on the prestigious list.
And no surprises for guessing, Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s billionaires is topped by the richest man from the sphere of business: Jeff Bezos. This is no ordinary achievement for the American national as he has maintained the spot for the fourth consecutive year.
Moving on, would you have an idea about Jeff Bezos’ personal wealth. Disclaimer: the answer might shake up the surface underneath your feet! Bezos’ net worth is a staggering- the word is staggering- 177 billion. It’s believed that a surge in the Amazon shares has helped further grow his wealth.
But all of that said, there are some other important features on the list that everyone is talking about and understandably so. So who are find themselves on a one-of-a-kind truly illustrious list that anyone would so love to belong to?
Here’s what famous Indian newspaper The Hindu had to report:
Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, the second richest person in India, is ranked 24th on the global list of billionaires with a net worth of $50.5 billion.
Chairman of the Poonawalla Group and founder of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Cyrus Poonawalla is ranked 169th on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires with a net worth of $12.7 billion.
Mr. Poonawalla ranks seven on the list of Indian billionaires. Founder of HCL Technologies Shiv Nadar, the third richest person in India, is ranked 71st globally and has a net worth of $23.5 billion.
Meanwhile, to talk more of a list to which a few Indians belong, here’s something yet more staggering: this is what the Forbes magazine declared following the revelation of the Billionaires’ list:
The three richest Indians alone have added just over $100 billion between them. Now while we’ve discussed about the men in this checkered list, what about the women: which woman happens to be the wealthiest billionaire at this point?
The richest woman this year happens to be Cosmetics heir, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, from Franc with an astounding net worth of 73.6 billion.