Richest People In India 2012 – Top 10 List

National Money

This 26th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember, with an all-time high . The 2011 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,226) and combined wealth ($4.6 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year.

Here’s the 2012 top-10 Billionaires in India:

No.1 Mukesh Ambani


Net Worth:




$22.3 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Petrochemicals, oil & gas, inherited and growing
Age: 54 , Citizenship: India



No.2 Lakshmi Mittal


Net Worth:


$20.7 Billion –  As of March 2012

Source: Steel, inherited and growing
Age:61 , Citizenship: India



No.3 Azim Premji


Net Worth: $15.9 Billion




As of March 2012

Source: Software, inherited and growing
Age: 66 , Citizenship: India



No.4 Savitri Jindal & family


Net Worth: $10.9 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Steel, inherited
Age: 62 , Citizenship: India



No.5 Sunil Mittal & family


Net Worth:




$8.1 Billion As of March 2012

Source: Telecom, self-made
Age: 54 , Citizenship: India



No.6 Kumar Birla


Net Worth:




$8 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Commodities, inherited and growing
Age: 44 , Citizenship: India



No.7 Anil Ambani


Net Worth:




$7.8 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing
Age: 52 , Citizenship: India



No.8 Dilip Shanghvi


Net Worth: $7.4 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Pharmaceuticals, self-made
Age: 56, Citizenship: India



No.9 Shashi & Ravi Ruia


Net Worth:




$7 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing
Age: 68, Citizenship: India



No.10 Kushal Pal Singh


Net Worth: $6.4 Billion – As of March 2012

Source: Real estate
Age: 80 , Citizenship: India


[See full list on Forbes.com]