The rise of Indian Billionaires’


When it comes to billionaire’s, India beats China hands down !

Four of the top 8 billionaire’s are Indians – None Chinese.

Here are the world’s top billionaire’s according to the latest Forbes report 


  1. Warren Buffett
  2. Carlos Slim Helu
  3. William Gates III
  4. Lakshmi Mittal
  5. Mukesh Ambani
  6. Anil Ambani
  7. Ingvar Kamprad
  8. KP Singh
  9. Oleg Deripaska
  10. Karl Albrecht

Robert Frank on his Wall Street Journal blog – The wealth report – writes

The most surprising news in Forbes’s latest Global Billionaire list isn’t that Bill Gates has been toppled as the world’s richest man.

No, the biggest surprise is the rise of the Indian rich — four of the top eight billionaires in the world are from India. Topping the ranks is steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, whose worth Forbes puts at $45 billion. Next up are the Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil, with $43 billion and $42 billion respectively, largely from petrochemicals. Rounding out the list is KP Singh, the real-estate magnate, at $30 billion.

This is an encouraging sign for the Indian economy. It shows that a country long known for brutal poverty can now compete with the U.S. and others in creating personal wealth. The Merrill Lynch/Cap Gemini report says that India’s population of millionaires grew 20% last year, to about 100,000. That rate of growth was more than twice the growth of millionaires in the U.S.

The world is taking notice !

  1. Vishal Sanjay says

    I am feeling very proud that Indians make up half of the top 10 list. Hope i’d be able to contribute to this.

  2. Jagannath A says

    Impressive indeed..
    even though the rich gets richer the poor gets poorer ;)

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