Forbes: Mukesh Ambani – Richest Indian for the eighth consecutive year

Forbes: Mukesh Ambani – Richest Indian for the eighth consecutive year

New York: Mukesh Ambani has become richest Indian once again. Off course, this news released from Forbes would be murmured all over India just like a fact. Its because Mukesh has been retaining his position as the richest of the nation for the eighth year in a row. Now he holds net worth of $21 billion. Moreover he moves up a position high in the ladder across the world. Software giant Bill Gates topped once again the richest person of the world.

Forbes has released the Forbes Rich List 2015 and the same was published on Monday. Mukesh Ambani stands at 39th position globally. Pharmaceuticals business tycoon Dilip Shanghvi with $20 billion holds 44th position while senior gigantic tycoon Azim premji stands at 48th position with $19.1 billion.

Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian for 8th year

Bill Gates topped the Forbes Rich List once again with net worth of $79.2 billion. Including this, Bill Gates has topped for the 16th time across last 21 years. Software czar has been ruling the world for about two decades. Mexico’s cotton Industries giant Carlos Slim Helu stands at 2nd position while legendary investor Warren Buffett stands at third place.

Forbes has announced that the ranks of the world’s wealthiest defied global economic turmoil and expanded again. It says altogether yielded a record 1,826 billionaires with an aggregate networth of $7.05 trillion whereas it was $6.4 trillion in last year.

Other Indians among the Forbes list are Shiv Nadar (66th rank with $14.8 billion), Hinduja brothers (69th rank with $14.5 billion), Lakshmi Mittal (82nd rank with $13.5 billion), Kumar Magalam Birla (142nd position with $9 billion), Uday Kotak (185th rank with $7.2 billion), Gautam Adani (208th rank with $6.6 billion), Sunil Mittal (208th rank with $6.6 billion), Cyrus (208th rank with $6.6 billion) and Anil Ambani (418th rank with $4 billion).

Interesting fact of the Forbes Rich List 2015 is that altogether includes 290 new comers and 71 of those are from China alone. Forbes says that people aged below 40 are on rise and average networth of billionaires has fallen to $3.86 billion. In the global list, Spain’s Amancio Ortega has slipped to fourth place while Facebook’s Mark has moved up to 16th rank. This is the first time Mark to be one among the World’s top 20 richest.