India adds 40 billionaires in pandemic-stricken 2020; Adani, Ambani see rise in wealth

India adds 40 billionaires in pandemic-stricken 2020; Adani, Ambani see rise in wealth

Oneindia

Mumbai, Mar 02: Forty Indians entered the billionaires'' club in the pandemic-stricken 2020 to take the number of those in the coveted list to 177 people, a report said on Tuesday.

Mukesh Ambani continued to be the wealthiest Indian with a networth of USD 83 billion. The head of Reliance Industries witnessed a 24 per cent jump in fortunes and climbed up one spot to be the eighth richest globally, as per the Hurun Global Rich List.

Gautam Adani from Gujarat, who has had a spectacular rise in fortunes in the last few years, saw his wealth almost doubling to USD 32 billion in 2020 and climbed 20 places to be the 48th richest person globally and the second wealthiest Indian.

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