RANK 7 – Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani, 59
Chairman, Reliance Industries | (Rank 2016: 5)
Continues to remain the richest Indian with a net worth of Rs 1,75,400 crore (US $26 billion), according to the Hurun Global Rich List. He is now focusing on his telecom venture, Reliance Jio, which is making aggressive plans in the segment, giving established players such as Airtel a run for their money. The group’s sprawling media ownership is now a role model for other corporates.
Jio has secured over 10 crore customers in less than six months.
With Jio set to charge customers from April, his next move in the intensely competitive telecom sector will be keenly watched.
NITE: A nature buff, Ambani loves to visit wildlife hotspots such as Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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