Gautam Adani toppled China's bottled water producer Zhong Shanshan as Asia's second richest (Photo: Bloomberg)
India has achieved the milestone of having over 1,000 individuals with net worth of Rs 1,000 crore, said Hurun India.
The IIFL Wealth-Hurun India Rich List 2021 revealed that 1,007 individuals across 119 cities have a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore.
The report cited that cumulative wealth was up 51 per cent, while average wealth increased by 25 per cent.
Besides, it showed that 894 individuals saw their wealth increase or stay the same, of which 229 are new faces, while 113 saw their wealth drop and there were 51 dropouts.
Currently, India has 237 billionaires, up 58 compared to last year.
"While 'Chemicals' and 'Software' sectors added the greatest number of new entrants to the list, Pharma is still at number one and has contributed 130 entrants to the list. The youngest in the list is aged 23, three years younger than the youngest last year."
Furthermore, the list report pointed out that Reliance Industries' Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani continued to be the richest man in India for the 10th consecutive year with a wealth of Rs 7.18 trillion.
"With Rs 5.05 trillion, Gautam Adani & family moved up two places to the second spot in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021."
The Adani group has a combined market capitalisation of Rs 9 trillion, except Adani Power all listed companies are valued at more than a lakh crore.
"Gautam Adani is the only Indian to build not one, but five Rs 1 lakh crore companies," said Anas Rahman Junaid, MD and Chief Researcher, Hurun India. Adani toppled China's bottled water producer Zhong Shanshan as Asia's second richest.
In addition, Shiv Nadar of HCL, retained the third rank, as HCL's limited exposure to Covid affected segments such as travel, retail and hospitality resulted in a 67 per cent increase in his wealth to Rs 2.36 trillion.
For the 12 months that ended in December 2020, HCL became only the third Indian IT company to break through the $10 billion revenue mark.
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First Published: Sep 30 2021 | 1:49 PM IST