India home to 101 billionaires, Mukesh Ambani tops list: Forbes

India home to 101 billionaires, Mukesh Ambani tops list: Forbes

India is home to world’s fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani leading the club of more than 100 super rich Indians, according to a new list released by Forbes magazine. The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Billionaires’ 2017 consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of 7.67 trillion US dollar, a record 18 percent increase over the past year.
The list has been topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the fourth year in a row. He has been the richest person in the world for 18 out of the past 23 years. Gates has a fortune of 86 billion US dollar, up from 75 billion US dollar last year, followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffet with a new worth of 75.6 billion US dollar.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos added 27.6 billion US dollar to his fortune; now worth 72.8 billion US dollar, moving into the top three in the world for the first time, up from number five a year ago. US President Donald Trump is ranked 544th on the list with his net worth of 3.5 billion US dollar. India is home to 101 billionaires, the first time it has has more than 100 super rich individuals.
The US continues to have more billionaires than any other nation, with a record 565, up from 540 a year ago. China is catching up with 319, Germany has the third most with 114 and India has the fourth highest number of billionaires.

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