Bill Gates top on the list of richest in the world, Mukesh Ambani is 12th : Bloomberg Billionaire Index

India’s super rich Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries is world’s 12th richest person, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

Mukesh Ambani is worth $59.4 billion. 

However, most of the top five people on the list belong to the United States. 

According to Bloomberg, the wealthiest person in the world is Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft with a net worth of $110 billion.

He is followed by Jeff Bezos, founder, CEO and president of with a net worth of $109 billion.

Others in the top five are Bernard Arnault, French billionaire business magnate and art collector, worth of $101 billion; Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, philanthropist and investor, worth of $86.40 billion and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder Facebook, internet entrepreneur and philanthropist, worth of $74.10 billion.

Apart  from Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, founder of IT  major Wipro, ranked 56th,  who is worth of $ 19.1 billion, Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman of HCL, ranked 84, worth of $15.6 billion,  and Uday Kotak, executive vice-chairman and managing director, Kotak Mahindra Bank , ranked 98, worth of $14 billion are among the first 100 on the list of richest people in the world.


India’s wealthiest on the list

India rankWorld rankNameTotal net worth ($ bn)Industry
112Mukesh  Ambani59.4Energy
256Azim Premji19.1Technology
384Shiv Nadar15.6Technology
498Uday Kotak14.0Finance
5110Lakshmi Mittal12.7Commodities
6159Radhakishan Damani9.7Retail
7165Gautam Adani9.3Industrial
8195Cyrus Poonawalla8.3Healthcare
9216Dilip Shanghvi7.7Healthcare
10265Nusli Wadia6.7Diversified
11267Sunil Mittal6.6Media & telecom
12270Benu Gopal Bangur6.5Commodities
13275Savitri Jindal6.4Commodities
14310Kumar Birla6.0Industrial
15346Rahul Bajaj5.5Diversified
16391K P Singh5.1Real estate
17458Vikram Lal4.5Industrial
As on 21 November, 2019; Source: Bloomberg



Praveen Vikkath