Money can’t buy happiness but money can definitely beg your name for billionaires list. Mukesh Ambani, Shiv Nadar, Lakshmi Mittal, we all are familiar with these names and assume them to be on the billionaire list.

 

Here you go with the list of top 10 billionaire of India. I will start from the 10 and then will eventually disclose the richest person of India:

 

10. Desh Bandhu Gupta:

Desh Bandhu Gupta is the founder and chairman of Lupin Limited which is a multinational pharmaceutical Company. He was born on 1938 in Mumbai. He started his career as an associate professor at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He founded Lupin Limited in 1968.

He also started the Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation (LHWRF) in October 1988 with objective of creating a replicable and evolving model for sustainable rural development for uplifting families living below the poverty line in rural India.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $5.5billion, making him the 233rd richest person in the world.

9. Sunil Bharti Mittal:

Sunil Bharti Mittal is an Indian entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises. He was born on 23rd October, 1957 in Ludhiana, Punjab. He first went to the Wynberg Allen School in Mussoorie, and then attended Scindia School at Gwalior and graduated in 1976 from Panjab University, Chandigarh, with a Bachelor of Arts and Science from prestigious Arya College, Ludhiana.

He started his business in 1976 at the age of 18. His business was to make crankshafts for local bicycle manufacturers. In 1995, Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) was formed to offer cellular services under the brand name AirTel. 

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $5.7billion, making him the 219th richest person in the world.

8. Kumar Mangalam Birla:

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian Industrialist and the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group.  He was born on 14th June 1967 in Rajasthan. He did his B.Com degree from University of Bombay, Chartered Accountancy from ICAI and an MBA from London Business School, London.

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla took over as Chairman of Aditya Birla Group in 1995, at the age of 28.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $6.1billion, making him the 196th richest person in the world.

7. Uday Kotak:

Uday Kotak is an Indian banker, executive vice chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He was born on 15th March 1959 in Mumbai. He did his Bachelor's Degree from Sydenham College and completed his post graduation in management studies in 1982 from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

In 1982, He started Kotak Capital Management Finance Ltd. (which later became Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd.) 

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $6.3 billion, making him the 184th richest person in the world.

6. Lakshmi Mittal:

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. He was born on 15th June, 1950 in Sadulpur, Rajasthan.

He studied at Shri Daulatram Nopany Vidyalaya from 1957 to 1964 and graduated from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, with a B.Com degree in first class from the University of Calcutta.  In 1976, due to the curb of steel production by the Indian government, the 26-year-old Mittal opened his first steel factory PT Ispat Indo in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $8.4 billion, making him the 135th richest person in the world.

5. Cyrus Poonawalla:

Cyrus S. Poonawalla is the chairman of Poonawalla Group, which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that manufactures pediatric vaccines. He was born in the year of 1945 in Pune.

He did his studies from The Bishop's School in Pune, and graduated from Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, University of Pune, in 1966.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $8.5 billion, making him the 133rd richest person in the world.

4. Shiv Nadar:

Shiv Nadar is the Founder and Chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He was born on 14th July, 1945 in Moolaipozhi Village, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. He studied at Town Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam and received a pre-university degree in the American College, Madurai and a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

He began his career at Walchand group's Cooper Engineering in Pune in 1967. Nadar and his partners( Ajai Chowdhry , Arjun Malhotra, Subhash Arora, Yogesh Vaidya, S. Raman, Mahendra Pratap and DS Puri) started their entrepreneurship with the Microcomp, a company which focused on selling teledigital calculators in the Indian market and then founded the HCL in 1976.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $11 billion, making him the 88th richest person in the world.

3. Azim Premji:

Azim Hashim Premji is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He was born on 24th July, 1945 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

He completed his graduation in B.S.E from Stanford University. In 1966, he took the charge of Wipro at the age of 21.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $15 billion, making him the 55th richest person in the world.

2. Dilip Shanghvi:

Dilip Shanghvi is the founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals with a partner, Pradeep Ghosh. He was born on 1st October, 1955 in Amreli, Gujarat. He did his studies from J. J. Ajmera High School and completed Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bhawanipur Education Society College, under University of Calcutta.

He started Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in 1982 at Vapi, with one psychiatry drug and a partner, Pradeep Ghosh.

In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $17 billion, making him the 44th richest person in the world.

1. Mukesh Ambani:

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is the Chairman, Managing Director and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He holds a 44.7% stake in the company. He was born on 19th April, 1957 in Aden, Colony of Aden (now Yemen).

He attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road. He completed his BE degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga. Her later enrolled for an MBA at Stanford University but did not complete the program.