In the whole continent of Asia, India has one of the vast number of people. Their economic status seemed to have been part of how they know and treat those who are in the pedestal. Most of the known richest personalities have stayed in their spot in the long years, some of them are not only known in India, but all around the world as well. When we talk of people’s economic status, some of them could have been born from a prominent family already and there are also others who made it to the top as one of the top 10 wealthiest people in India from scratch. Not all people knows how maintaining the status of being on top is equivalent to exerting extra effort. Others may have been sleeping but these people chooses to work hard. This 2017, here are the top 10 wealthiest people in India.
Top 10 Wealthiest People in India for 2017
#1 Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is currently the richest man in Asia, not just in India. When he was still in his childhood, he was into studying chemicals. That is why, he then proceeded to take up a degree in Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology. When he received his degree, he then continued studying at Stanford University. He was already enrolled for an MBA, however, he returned to India to help his father with his business instead.
He is currently the owner of the known Reliance Infocomm Limited which is one of the most valuable companies in India’s history. They own a polyester manufacturing plant and petrochemical business as well. His successful company made him the top 10 wealthiest people in India for 2017 and for the past years as well.
#2 Dilip Shanghvi
Before Dilip Shanghvi became one of the top wealthiest people in India, he spend quite a lot of time into going to several schools back in his childhood days. He earned a degree in Commerce in the University of Calcutta. When he graduated, he then helped his father with his medical drug company. When he saved up enough money to put up his own business, he decided to sell drugs and sell them on his own rather than doing it for other people. With this in mind, he opened his own company named Sun Pharmaceautical. Currently, his company is one of the largest drug company all over India. His business earned him a lot of money which made him one of the top 10 wealthiest people in India for 2017.
#3 Azim Premji
Azim’s father was into manufacturing vegetable products in India when he was born. As he grow old, he did not develop any interest with business because he was more into engineering. He earned a degree of Electrical Engineering in the Stanford University. Right after he graduated with degree, his father died due to health complications. This made him go home to continue his father’s business rather than pursuing his chosen career. He made expansion with their business as he also added hydraulic cylinders and as well as soap into their business as well. After long years in the vegetable business, he re-branded their company and made it a microcomputers manufacturer. So, he ditched his soap and as well as vegetable oil business and then begun his computer hardware business. His business named Wipro is now considered as one of the fastest growing businesses in India’s history.
#4 Pallonji Mistry
In the entire India, Pallonji Mistry is the owner of the largest conglomerate group which is named Tata Group. He was able to acquire his money when his father died and all the shares are passed down to him. Aside from being a shareholder, he also owns Shapoorji Pallonji Group which is the largest business conglomerate in the country of India. This business revolves around real estate and as well as construction.
#5 Shiv Nadar
Shiv Nadar has been considered as an intelligent child as he got accepted at the Town Higher Secondary School. He then proceeded to earn an degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. After he graduated, he landed to a job at an engineering group. It did not last long as he was able to lead into a decision of making his own company together with his good, trusted friends. This company then went to their very hard earned success. Their business revolves around making calculators and then later selling them off in the market, bringing their company name known as Microcomp. After saving a lot of money, he created his own business which he called HCL Technologies.
Most of his wealth now came from this main business of his. Right know, he is focus on supporting medical and education departments. He was able to support of educational institutions which greatly helped a lot of students.
#6 Godrej Family
Godrej family deals with furniture, industrial engineering, consumer products, agriculture products, security and as well as real estate. Since the field of business is so hard to manage alone, the group is being managed by three members of the Godrej family. Currently, their business is being managed by Nadir Godrej, Adi Godrej and as well as Jamshyd Godrej.
#7 Lakshmi Mittal
Mittal is the son of Mohan Lal Mittal, a business man of the steel company Nippon Denro Ispat. Lakshmin followed his father’s footstep. He took up and finished a Commerce degree and began his very own steel factory as well in Indonesia. He then became one of the leading contributors of rolling mill for sheet stills. Lakshmi is the CEO of the very prominent steelmaking company in the world, the ArcelorMittal. Aside from is fame as a billionaire, he is also a philanthropist as well. He already donated a lot of money to charitable funds, even children’s hospitals. He also setup the Mittal Champions Trust to support all the athletes in India.
#8 Cyrus Poonawalla
Cyrus is born from a family who is into horse racing. They have their own farm named Poonawalla Stud Farms. Though he is into horse racing as well, he felt that it will not lead him into success. He decided to proceed to medicine instead and graduated in 1966. However, it was only after 20 years when he earned a PhD. In the span of 20 years, he was able to spend his time into making vaccines that helps protect children from possible lethal diseases. For his contribution, he was able to receive a Padma Shri award. He owns several biotech companies in India.
#9 Kumar Birla
Kumar is one of those who was born with a silver spoon on the mouth. Their family is a long line of wealthy businessmen. Even when he was still young, he was able to travel from one place to another. He took up and finished his commerce from University of Bombay and then proceeded to London Business School to obtain MBA. His father is Aditya Birla who was once the CEO and as well as the chairman of Aditya Birla Group which is considered as one of the conglomerate groups in the whole India. When his father died, he turned the $20 Billion company into $40 Billion. He then expanded his company to Egypt and Thailand. His father’s business is now the third largest group in India. Kumar is now one of the top 10 wealthiest people in India not just this year, but in the past years as well.
#10 Gauyam Adani
After a while, he and his brother decided to make their own factory of plastic. It also became very successful as they became one of the importer of raw materials for the creation of plastic that was able to keep their money grow. When Adani quit the diamond manufacturing to be into the plastic business, a lot have said how risky his move was. However, Gautam, as a risk-taker have prove what it takes to be where he is right know. Currently, he does not just focus on plastic business, he now considers the gas distribution and as well as the coal mining.