Four richest Indians are worth an astonishing $180 billion. Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal is No. 1 again, worth $51 billion, but Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani is rapidly closing the gap. His net worth jumped $30.5 billion to $49 billion, making him the year’s biggest gainer, moving up from rank 56 to rank 14 in 2007.
Anil Ambani wasn’t far behind and also saw his net worth increasing $30.2 billion to $45 billion. Anil moved up from rank 104 last year to rank 18 in 2007.
Kushal Pal Singh, worth $35 billion after the listing of DLF, is now the world’s richest real estate developer. Ten new people made it to the list of India’s top billionaires in the Forbes list of the World’s Richest People in 2007.
This includes trader Gautam Adani, who built Mundra Port, Anand Jain, Mukesh Ambani’s school buddy; and Gautam Thapar, whose Ballarpur Industries is India’s largest paper maker.
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