Steel baron Mittal, Ambani brothers among Forbes’ top-ten super-rich
Washington, Mar 10 : Twenty-four Indians have made it into the Forbes magazine’s list of ‘World’s Richest’ with Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal in fourth place.
Four Indians made it to the top 10, including Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and K. P. Singh in the fifth, sixth and eighth places respectively.
After 13 years at the top, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. That honor now belongs to his friend and Microsoft co-founder Warren Buffett.
The world’s largest steelmaker, Lakshmi Mittal, is also Europe’s richest resident with a personal fortune of 45 billion dollars.
Asia’s richest resident and Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani has a fortune worth 43 billion dollars.
Mukesh’s brother and the year’s biggest gainer, Anil Ambani, is in sixth place with a fortune of 42 billion dollars.
Next comes the world’s richest real estate baron, K. P. Singh, who is in eighth place with a worth of 30 billion dollars.
Riding the surging price of Berkshire Hathaway stock, Buffett has seen his fortune swell to an estimated 62 billion dollars, up 10 billion dollars from a year ago.
Bill Gates, who is now worth 58 billion dollars, is ranked third in the world.
Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu with an estimated net worth of 60 billion dollars is in second place.
Among Indians, Essar group’s Shashi and Ravi Ruia at 43rd rank globally with a combined net worth of 15 billion dollars, Wipro’s Azim Premji (60th with 12.7 billion dollars), Sunil Mittal and family (64th with 11.8 billion dollars) and Kumar Birla (76th with 10.2 billion dollars) have also made it into the list. (ANI)