Top 5 Richest Indians of 2017

1. Mukesh Ambani
Net worth – 41 billion USD
Company – Reliance Industries

He is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, Managing Director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). RIL deals mainly in refining, petrochemicals, and in the oil and gas sectors. Reliance Retail Ltd., another subsidiary, is the largest retailer in India. He is the eldest son of legendary industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani and the brother of Anil Ambani.

2. Azim Premji
Net worth – 19 billion USD
Company – Wipro

He is currently the second richest person in India. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry and is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011. In 2013, he agreed to give away at least half of his wealth by signing The Giving Pledge. Premji started with a $2.2 billion donation to the Azim Premji Foundation, focused on education in India.

3. Hinduja brothers
Net worth – 18.4 billion USD
Company – Ashok Leyland

Four close-knit siblings, Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok, control multinational conglomerate the Hinduja Group. Their group’s businesses range from trucks and lubricants to banking and cable television. The brothers own valuable real estate in London, including their home Carlton House Terrace and the historic Old War Office building in Whitehall. Gopichand Hinduja since the 1990s, he has been consistently ranked among the UK and Asia’s wealthiest people.

4. Lakshmi Mittal
Net worth – 16.5 billion USD
Company – ArcelorMittal

He is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds an 11% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C. Mittal has been a member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs since 2008. Mittal studied at Shri Daulatram Nopany Vidyalaya, Calcutta from 1957 to 1964. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, with a B.Com degree in first class from the University of Calcutta.

5. Pallonji Mistry
Net worth – 16 billion USD
Company – Shapoorji Pallonji Group

He is an Indian-born Irish construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Pallonji gave up his Indian citizenship in 2003 to obtain Irish nationality because India does not yet allow dual nationality. His son Cyrus was chairman of Tata Sons from November 2011 to October 2016. A short biography of Mistry was written in a 2008 book by Manoj Namburu titled The Moguls of Real Estate. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in January 2016 by the Government of India for his contributions in the field of trade and industry.