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India's top 10 richest people
1}-:Rank 1: Mukesh Ambani ($22,600)Despite losing $4.4 billion, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, that struck a $7.2-billion deal with BP, holds the top spot with a net worth of $22.6 billion.
Rank 2: Lakshmi Mittal ($19,200)Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the chairman and chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaking company.
Rank 3: Azim Premji ($13,000)Tech tycoon Azim Premji of Wipro remains at No 3 even after donating shares worth $2 billion to his charitable trust, which made him one of Asia's top philanthropists. In January, 2011 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the nation's second-highest civilian honor.
Rank 4: Shashi and Ravi Ruia ($10,200)The brothers, Shashi and Ravi Ruia, sold their one-third stake in telecom unit Vodafone Essar for $5.4 billion in July, 2011 after their plan for listing the holding was opposed by Vodafone.
Rank 5: Savitri Jindal ($9,500)Savitri Jindal is the head of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
Rank 6: Sunil Mittal ($8,800)With over 230 million customers, Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel is world's fifth-largest telecom company, with operations in 19 countries
Rank 7: Gautam Adani ($8,200)Gautam Adani is the chairman of the Adani Group, a leading trading and export company of India.
Rank 8: Kumar Mangalam Birla ($7,700)Aditya Birla Group is among the world's top 10 producers of cement and Asia's biggest aluminum producer.
Rank 9: Pallonji Mistry ($7,600)Pallonji Mistry, the Chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, is the richest person of Iranian descent. His signature project is The Imperial, two 60-story towers in Mumbai.
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Rank 10: Adi Godrej ($6,800)His 114-year-old Godrej Group has a partnership with chocolate maker Hershey's.
Real Time Net Worth As of 4/19/15
2014 India's Richest Net Worth
Shiv Nadar, cofounder of the $6.5 billion (revenues) HCL Group added $3.7 billion to his fortune on rising shares of software outfit HCL Technologies, which reported net profits of $1 billion on revenue of $5.4 billion in the year ended June 2014. The company caused a stir in the IT industry when it rewarded its best performing executives with such perks as Mercedes Benz cars and paid family holidays.