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Elon Musk tops Forbes 2022 rich list, Mukesh Ambani 10th, followed by Gautam Adani

The top 10 Indians in the Forbes list also include Shiv Nader, Cyrus Poonawalla, Radhakishan Damani, Lakshmi Mittal, Savitri Jindal, Kumarmangalam Birla, Dilip Sanghvi and Uday Kotak.

Elon Musk (L) and Mukesh Ambani
Elon Musk (L) and Mukesh Ambani | Photo: Bloomberg

New Delhi: The annual ranking of billionaires around the world is out and several Indian tycoons feature high up on the list.

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani is the 10th richest person in the world, followed by infrastructure tycoon Gautam Adani and his family.

The list, published by Forbes, puts SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk right at the top. Musk has toppled Amazon’s Jeff Bezos this year.

According to the 36th Forbes rich list, the top 10 Indians are Mukesh Ambani ($90.7 bn), Gautam Adani ($90 bn), HCL Technologies founder Shiv Nader ($28.7 bn), Serum institute head Cyrus Poonawalla ($24.3 bn), Avenue Supermarkets chief Radhakishan Damani ($20 bn), ArcelorMittal chairman Lakshmi Mittal ($17.9 bn), Savitri Jindal and family ($17.7 bn), Aditya Birla Group head Kumarmangalam Birla ($16.5 bn), Sun Pharmaceuticals chairman Dilip Sanghvi ($15.6 bn) and banker Uday Kotak ($14.3 bn).

There are 87 fewer billionaires this year since “war, pandemic and sluggish markets” have hit the wealthy, the business magazine said. However, 1,000 billionaires are richer now than a year ago.

The 2022 list has 2,668 billionaires, with 236 newcomers. America leads with 735 rich men worth $4.7 trillion.

Russia and China have seen a steep decline in wealth, according to Forbes. After Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine, the list now has 34 billionaires less from Russia. Eighty-seven Chinese billionaires dropped off the rich list after the country’s crackdown on tech companies.

The top 10 richest men in the world are – Elon Musk ($219 bn), Jeff Bezos ($171 bn), Bernard Arnault ($158 bn), Bill Gates ($129 bn), Warren Buffett ($118 bn), Larry Page ($111 bn), Sergey Brin ($107 bn), Larry Elison ($106 bn), Steve Ballmer ($91.4 bn) and Mukesh Ambani ($90.7 bn).

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