India Rich List 2017 is out. The annual list of India’s richest business tycoons estimates the net worth of India’s 100 richest at $479 billion, a rise of 26% from $374 billion in 2016.
The list has fair share of tech billionaires. Read on for the names
As Expected Mukesh Ambani Again reaches the milestone of becomming the richest person of india.
Though per se not a ‘tech billionaire’, he makes it to this list courtesy Reliance Jio. The Reliance Industries’ chairman is betting big on his group’s foray into the telecom sector. Reliance Jio launched its services commercially in September last year. In July this year, the company announced a new feature phone called JioPhone. The JioPhone comes at a effective price tag of Rs zero. Buyers have to pay a security deposit of Rs 1,500, refundable after three years.
Now Jio Recharges are not free now you have to pay a amount to coninue the jio services and one more thing Jio announced is now calls are not free you cant talk more than 5 hours with one person this make jio income increasing.
Next in the list Azim Premji, Premji is chairman of Bangalore-based Wipro, one of the country’s largest software and IT services company. His net worth, according to Forbes, is $19 billion. The 72-year old Premji is ranked among Asia’s most generous billionaires, having given away 39% of his company’s shares.
Next tech billionaire on the list is HCL Technologies’ founder Shiv Nadar. He ranks at No. 7 in the overall list with a net worth of $13.6 billion. Nadar founded HCL in the year 1976. HCL Tech today employs over 120,000 people globally. He ranks at No. 18 among the richest people in the tech globally.
HCL is one of the leading brand in laptops. He is not only a billionaire but also a trusted person with a trusted company.
Moving towards our next name. This is super famous across india why only india he is even famous outside the india he fixed himself at 5 position of this list.
Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal at No. 14 (over all list ranking). His net worth, according to Forbes, is $8.3 billion. Airtel is the largest telecom service provider in India. The company is into a bruising tariff war with the newest telco, Reliance Jio. Earlier this year, the Bharti Airtel also launching Airtel Payments Bank in a joint venture with Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Next in Our List is Anil Ambani Yes The Ambani Brothers are one of the richest persons of our country.
At No. 45 on the Forbes’ India Rich List 2017 is Reliance Communications’ Anil Ambani. According to Forbes, the net worth of the younger of the Ambani brothers is $3.15 billion. Anil Ambani’s business empire also has interests in financial services, media and infrastructure. Reliance Communications recently called off its merger with Aircel.
NR Narayana Murthy is the next tech billionaire in Forbes’ India Rich List 2017. Infosys co-founder Murthy stepped down as chairman of the company in the year 2011, after almost 3 decades with the company. He returned to Infosys in 2013 and left in 2014 after handing over the CEO’s position to former SAP exec Vishal Sikka. He was recently in news after Infosys board blamed him for the resignation of the former CEO Sikka. The resignation of Sikka led to a management shakeup in the company leading to the return of cofounder Nandan Nilekani as non-executive chairman. He is also ranked among the richest tech billionires in the world
One of the new entrants on Forbes’ annual India Rich list is Dinesh Nandwana, the CEO and managing director of e-governance services firm Vakrangee Ltd. Ranked at No. 88 in the overall list, his netw worth is $1.72 billion.
This is a quite strange name for us thats why I dont know enough about him.
Next on list is another Infosys co-founder, Nandan Nilekani. Nilekani is also the current non-executive chairman of the IT giant, a position he took over in August 2017 after a board shakeup. He is also the former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India, the body responsible for creating identity card scheme Aadhar. Nilekani ranks at No. 89 in the Forbes’ India Rich List 2017 with a net worth of $1.71 billion. He is the biggest investor in TeamIndus, the Indian company building a spacecraft to land on the moon.
Again a Strange name for me I bring whatever I got.
Third person to be on the list from Indian IT giant Infosys is Senapathy Kris Gopalakrishnan. One of the co-founders of Infosys, Gopalakrishnan retired from the company in the year 2014. With a net worth of $1.61 billion, he ranks at No. 92 on Forbes’ India Rich List 2017. Since his retirement, Gopalakrishnan has invested in over 60 startups.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
At No. 99 is another billionaire from the technology industry, Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma. His net worth, as per Forbes’ India Rich List 2017, is $1.47 billion. Founded in the year 2011, Paytm has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of Indian government’s demonetisation. Sharma owns some 18% in Paytm, which was valued at $7 billion in May this year.