With the start-up boom, number of entrepreneurs are entering the super-rich list .The debutants include ola founders Ankit Bhati, 28, and Bhavish Aggarwal, 29, who are also the youngest on the list. With their personal fortunes estimated at Rs 2,385 crore each, the duo are jointly ranked 238th.
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani ranked numero uno with a net worth of Rs 1.6 lakh crore. There are 76 new faces among the 296 who made it to the list this year, with the cut-off level being personal wealth of Rs 1,600 crore.
The Indian who posted the biggest gain in wealth over the past year is reported to be Dhiraj Rajaram, the 40-year-old founder of Bengaluru-based analytics firm Mu Sigma are some to state. Rajaram saw his personal fortune rise six-fold, to Rs 17,800 crore. His ranking has risen 127 spots to No. 38, according to the Hurun India Rich List for 2015.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, 38, of mobile wallet and ecommerce firm Paytm, and Naveen Tewari, 39, of the mobile ad network InMobi are also a part of the list.
“Despite the weakening of the stock market and the rupee, the Hurun India Rich List expanded by 76 entrepreneurs, showing the resilience and dynamism of the Indian private sector,” said Anas Rahman Junaid, India head, Hurun Report.
The Hurun Report was started by researcher Rupert Hoogewerf. The first report, in 1999, was on the rich in China, and Hoogewerf has since been regularly bringing out a China rich list. The India initiative began two years ago.
Other prominent tech entrepreneurs on the list include Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal, 34, and Binny Bansal, 34, whose estimated wealth of Rs 9,010 crore each puts them at the 85th spot, a rise of 58 positions.