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Mukesh Ambani tops Indian billionaires in Forbes list

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani once again topped 84 Indian billionaires in Forbes 2016 list of the world's richest people.

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Publish Date: Mar 2 2016 12:24PM | Updated Date: Mar 2 2016 5:59PM

Mukesh Ambani tops Indian billionaires in Forbes list
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani once again topped 84 Indian billionaires in Forbes 2016 list of the world's richest people.
 
The list once again was  headed by  Bill Gates with a net worth of $75 billion.
 
Ambani with a net worth of $19.3 billion was ranked 36th among world's top billionaires with an aggregate net worth of $6.48 trillion..
 
Technology guru Gates, who has topped the list for 17th time,  was closely followed by Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega for the second, with Warren Buffett getting the third spot.
 
US led with the highest number of billionaires, with 540, followed by China with 251, Germany with 120, India with 84 and Russia with 77.
 
India's top ten: 1 (world ranking 36) Mukesh Ambani $19.3 bn; 2 (44) Dilip Shanghvi $16.7 bn; 3 (55) Azim Premji $15 bn; 4 (88) Shiv Nadar $11.1 bn; 5 (133) Cyrus Poonawalla $8.5 bn; 6 (135) Lakshmi Mittal $8.4 bn; 7 (184) Uday Kotak $6.3 bn; 8 (196) Kumar Birla $6.1 bn; 9 (219) Sunil Mittal $5.7 bn; 10 (233)Desh Bandhu Gupta $5.5 bn.