Bill Gates richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani India’s richest


Forbes Magazine recently released the list of the richest individuals in the world, with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates heading it. The list of ‘World’s Billionaires’ 2017 has 101 Indians in it, the first time the country has over 100 billionaires.

The list of Billionaires compiled by Forbes has 101 Indians in it, with Mukesh Ambani being the richest India.

Gates has a net worth of $86 billion, $11 billion more than the previous year. Mukesh Ambani was the richest Indian in the list, with a wealth of $23.2 billion, ranking him at 33 in the list.

Warren Buffett, chief of Berkshire Hathaway came second in the list, with a wealth of $75.6 billion. Jeff Bezos of Amazon, with a wealth of $72.8 billion came third. Amancio Ortega of Zara ($71.3 billion) and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook ($56 billion) complete the top five.

Richest individuals in the world

Rank Name Wealth ($ billion)
1 Bill Gates 86
2 Warren Buffett 75.6
3 Jeff Bezos 72.8
4 Amancio Ortega 71.3
5 Mark Zuckerberg 56
6 Carlos Slim 54.5
7 Larry Ellison 52.2
8 Charles Koch 48.3
9 David Koch 48.3
10 Michael Bloomberg 47.5


The United States of America has the most number of billionaires, 565 to be exact, followed by China (319), Germany (114), and India (101).

Some of the biggest Indians in the list include Lakshmi Mittal ($16.4 billion), Azim Premji, Dilip Shanghvi, Shiv Nadar, and Kumar Birla, the chairman designate of the combined Vodafone-Idea entity.

Savitri Jindal is the richest Indian woman in the list with a wealth of $5.2 billion. Other Indian women in the list include Smita Crishna-Godrej ($2.5 billion), Kiran Mazumdar Shaw ($2.1 billion), and Leena Tiwari ($2 billion).

Rank Name Wealth (billion)
33 Mukesh Ambani $23.2
56 Lakshmi Mittal $16.4
72 Azim Premji $15.6
84 Dilip Shanghvi $13.7
102 Shiv Nadar $12.3
133 Kumar Birla $9.5
159 Cyrus Poonawala $8.1
166 Uday Kotak $8
182 Sunil Mittal $7.5
250 Gautam Adani $5.8


PayTM’s Vijay Shekhar ($1.3 billion) and Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna ($2.5 billion) also found themselves in the list.

The combined net worth of the 2,043 individuals in the list stands at $7.67 trillion, more than the yearly budget of most countries.


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