Forbes Richest List 2024: India Adds 25 New Billionaires, Check Full List Here

India's economic landscape sees a notable transformation as 25 new billionaires join the ranks, according to the latest 'Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2024'.

India’s economic landscape sees a notable transformation as 25 new billionaires join the ranks, according to the latest ‘Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2024’. The country now boasts a total of 200 billionaires, a significant increase from 169 last year, collectively amassing a staggering wealth of $954 billion. This marks a 41% surge from the previous year’s total of $675 billion.

Leading the Indian billionaire cohort is Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), with a formidable net worth of $116 billion. He is trailed by Gautam Adani ($84 billion), Shiv Nadar ($36.9 billion), Savitri Jindal & Family ($33.5 billion), and Dilip Shanghvi ($26.7 billion).

Globally, the Forbes list showcases 2,781 billionaires, indicating an increase of 141 individuals from the previous year and surpassing the 2021 record by 26. Together, these billionaires command a colossal wealth of $14.2 trillion, marking a significant uptick of $2 trillion from 2023.

While the majority of billionaires witness a surge in their fortunes, some experience a decline. The top 20 billionaires collectively witnessed a remarkable $700 billion increase in their wealth since 2023.

The United States leads the tally with 813 billionaires, boasting a combined wealth of $5.7 trillion, followed by China with 473 billionaires, totaling $1.7 trillion, despite facing economic challenges like weak consumer spending and a real estate downturn.

The Forbes Richest List 2024 also sheds light on the global billionaires’ hierarchy, with Bernard Arnault & family claiming the top spot with a staggering net worth of $233 billion, followed by Elon Musk ($195 billion) and Jeff Bezos ($194 billion).

This surge in billionaire wealth underscores the evolving economic dynamics, both nationally and internationally, and highlights the growing concentration of wealth among a select few individuals.

As the world continues to grapple with economic uncertainties, the Forbes Billionaires List serves as a barometer of global wealth distribution and economic prowess, reflecting the changing fortunes of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Stay tuned for further updates as Forbes continues to unveil the intricacies of global wealth distribution through its prestigious Billionaires List.

Top Billionaires in India (2024)

BillionaireNet Worth (in billion USD)Global Rank
Mukesh Ambani$1169th
Gautam Adani$8417th
Shiv Nadar$36.939th
Savitri Jindal & family$33.546th
Dilip Shanghvi$26.769th
Cyrus Poonawalla$21.390th
Kushal Pal Singh$20.992nd
Kumar Mangalam Birla$19.798th
Radhakishan Damani$17.6107th
Lakshmi Mittal$16.4113rd
Ravi Jaipuria$16.2115th
Uday Kotak$13.3148th
Azim Premji$12165th

These individuals represent the pinnacle of wealth and influence in India, contributing significantly to the nation’s economic landscape.

Top 10 Richest People in the World (2024)

RankNameWealth (in billion USD)
1Bernard Arnault & family$233
2Elon Musk$195
3Jeff Bezos$194
4Mark Zuckerberg$177
5Larry Ellison$114
6Warren Buffett$133
7Bill Gates$128
8Steve Ballmer$121
9Mukesh Ambani$116
10Larry Page$114

These individuals stand at the pinnacle of global wealth, exerting significant influence on the world’s economic landscape.

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