Forbes Richest List 2024: India Registers 200 Billionaire; Mukesh Ambani Ranks No. 9 in the World

Bernard Arnault & Family is on the top of the richest list in 2024.


Forbes has released the list of richest people in the world in 2024 and unsurprisingly, Mukesh Ambani has been named as the richest Indian on the list. This year the billionaires have gotten richer and their numbers have increased significantly. The total number of billionaires in India have crossed 200 for the first time. Last year, there were only 169 billionaires in India. The total net worth of the Indian billionaires is estimated to be US $954 billion. This is 41% more than the last year’s worth as the figure amount to US $675 billion in 2023.

Forbes has said that India has added 25 new billionaires in this financial year. Among Indians, CMD of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Mukesh Ambani led the list of billionaires with a total net worth of $116 billion, followed by Gautam Adani ($84 billion), Shiv Nadar ($36.9 billion), Savitri Jindal & Family ($33.5 billion), and Dilip Shanghvi ($26.7 billion).

Forbes Richest List 2024: India Registers 200 Billionaire; Mukesh Ambani Ranks No. 9 in the World
Bernard Arnault & Family

The top 20 billionaires in the world have added an aggregate of US $700 billion in wealth since 2023. Only the 1/4th of the total billionaires from 2023 are poorer. According to Forbes, 2/3rd of the billionaires from 2023 have gotten richer. US have a total of 873 billionaires with a combined net worth of US $5.7 trillion. China ranks second on the list of most billionaires with a total of 473.

Currently, there are more billionaires than ever before, with 2,781 in total, 141 more than last year and 26 more than the record established in 2021. They are richer than ever, worth $14.2 trillion in aggregate, up by $2 trillion from 2023 and $1.1 trillion over the previous record, also achieved in 2021, according to the Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2024: The Top 200.

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Top 10 Billionaires in the World- Forbes Richest List 2024

  • Bernard Arnault & family — US $233 billion net worth
  • Elon Musk — US $195 billion net worth
  • Jeff Bezos — US $194 billion net worth
  • Mark Zuckerberg — US $177 billion net worth
  • Larry Ellison — US $154 billion net worth
  • Warren Buffet — US $133 billion net worth
  • Bill Gates — US $128 billion net worth
  • Steve Ballmer — US $121 billion net worth
  • Mukesh Ambani — US $116 billion net worth
  • Larry Page — US $114 billion net worth

Top 10 Indian Billionaires in the Forbes Richest List 2024

  • Mukesh Ambani — US $116 billion net worth — 9th rank in the world
  • Gautam Adani — US $84 billion net worth — 17th rank in the world
  • Shiv Nadar — US $36.9 billion net worth — 39th rank in the world
  • Savitri Jindal & family — US $33.5 billion net worth — 46th rank in the world
  • Dilip Shanghvi — US $26.7 billion net worth — 69th rank in the world
  • Cyrus Poonawalla — US $21.3 billion net worth — 90th rank in the world
  • Kushal Pal Singh — US $20.9 billion net worth — 92nd rank in the world
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla — US $19.7 billion net worth — 98th rank in the world
  • Radhakishan Damani — US $17.6 billion net worth — 107th rank in the world
  • Lakshmi Mittal — US $16.4 billion net worth — 113rd rank in the world
  • Ravi Jaipuria — US $16.2 billion net worth — 115th rank in the world
  • Uday Kotak — US $13.3 billion net worth — 148th rank in the world
  • Azim Premji — US $12 billion net worth — 165th rank in the world

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