1. Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate, the chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by its market value.
2. Azim Premji
Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.
3. Lakshmi Mittal
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds an 11% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C.
4. Hinduja family
The Hinduja Group is an Indian conglomerate company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. They are involved in a wide range of activities including foundries, import export, trading, motor vehicles, banking, call centres and healthcare.
5. Pallonji Mistry
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Indian billionaire construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group who is an Irish citizen since 2003. His wealth is estimated to be US$16.9 billion as of September 2016. With his 18.4% stake in Tata Sons, he is the largest individual shareholder in India’s largest private conglomerate, Tata Group, the primary shareholder of which is the Tata philanthropic Allied Trusts, with 66 per cent controlling interest.
6. Shiv Nadar
Shiv Nadar is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company’s focus.
7. Godrej family
The Godrej family is an Indian Gujarati-speaking Zororastrian Parsi family that manages and largely owns the Godrej Group, a conglomerate founded by Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojsha Burjorji Godrej in 1897, spanning sectors as diverse as real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agricultural products. Headed by Adi Godrej alongside his brother, Nadir Godrej, and cousin, Jamshyd Godrej, the family is one of the richest in India; with an estimated net worth of $11.6bn as of 2014.
8. Dilip Shanghvi
Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian billionaire businessman and one of the country’s richest people. He founded Sun Pharmaceuticals. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016. India Today magazine ranked him #8th in India’s most powerful people of 2017 list.
9. Kumar Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, and the chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
10. Gautam Adani
Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian industrialist who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group — an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India. Adani is the president of the Adani Foundation. His net worth is estimated to be around $8.7 billion as of August 2018.