According to the latest survey report of Forbes magazine, India has the highest number of billionaires in the world after the US and China, while Reliance Industries President Mukesh Ambani has overtaken Chinese businessman Jack Ma to regain the position of Asia’s richest person.
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos topped Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s billionaires for the fourth consecutive year. Forbes said Bezos has net assets of US $177 billion, up from US $64 billion a year ago.
Second on this list is Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, whose wealth rose the most in dollar terms. Musk’s total assets increased by $126.4 billion to $151 billion over the previous year. Last year, he was ranked 31st on the list with $ 24.6 billion. Forbes said that the main reason for this was the increase of 705 percent in Tesla’s shares.
Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in India and Asia, was ranked 10th in the list of global billionaires. He regained the status of Asia’s richest person with assets of US $ 84.5 billion. Last year, Jack Ma of China was the wealthiest person in Asia. In this list, Ma fell from 17th place to 26th place last year.
Gautam Adani, president of the Adani Group, the second richest person in India, is ranked 24th in the global list of billionaires with assets of US $ 50.5 billion.
Cyrus Poonawala, chairman of the Poonawala Group and founder of the Serum Institute of India, is ranked 169th in the global list and seventh in the list of Indian billionaires.
Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies, is the third richest person in India and ranks 71st globally. His total assets are US $ 23.5 billion.
Forbes said that America has the highest number of 724 billionaires compared to any country. It is followed by China with 698 billionaires and India with 140 billionaires in third place. It is followed by Germany and Russia.