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The 20 richest people in India

Last updated on: July 21, 2011 08:30 IST

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With India witnessing rapid progress, the super rich are enjoying massive creation of wealth. The top 10 richest Indians have combined wealth that is equal to the next 480 billionaires.

Although 2011 was not particularly good for the ultra-rich, the top 10 still managed to increase their wealth by Rs 40,855 crore (Rs 408.55 billion).

Businessworld magazine recently published a list of the richest Indians. Let us see who has made it to the top 20 super rich list . . .

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Image: Super rich increased their wealth by Rs 40,855 crore in 2011.

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1. Mukesh Ambani and family

Company: Reliance Industries, Reliance Industrial Infrastructure

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 1,53,822.45 crore (Rs. 1,538.224 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 1,57, 876. 07 crore (Rs. 1,578.760 billion)

Change: -2.57 per cent

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Image: Mukesh Ambani sits at the top.

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2. Gautam Adani and family

Company: Mundra Port, Adani Enterprises, Adani Power

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 96,192.45 crore (Rs. 961.924 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 61,299.02 crore (Rs. 612.990 billion)

Change: +56.92

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Image: Gautam Adani saw massive rise in wealth.

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3. Azim Premji and family

Company: Wipro

Net worth in 2011: Rs 93,148.56 crore (Rs 931.485 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs 83,052.15 crore (Rs 830.521 billion)

Change: + 12.16

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Image: Azim Premji is the founder of Wipro.

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4. Sunil Mittal and family

Company: Bharti Airtel

Net worth in 2011: Rs 92,714.49 crore (Rs 927.144 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs 80,338.99 crore (Rs 803.389 billion)

Change: +15.40 per cent

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Image: Sunil Mittal owns Bharti Airtel.

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5. Anil Agarwal and family

Company: Sterlite Industries, Hindustan Zinc, Sesa Goa

Net worth in 2011: Rs 83,674.57 crore (Rs 836.745 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs 93,999.26 crore (Rs 939.992 billion)

Change: -10.98

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Image: Anil Agarwal saw a dip in wealth.

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6. Anil Ambani and family

Company: Reliance Power, Reliance Cap, Reliance Comm, Reliance Infra

Net worth in 2011: Rs 61,663.12 crore (Rs 616.631 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs 75,438.96 crore (Rs 754.389 billion)

Change: -18.26 per cent

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Image: Anil Ambani too saw fall in wealth.

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7. Savitri Devi Jindal and family

Company: JSW Steel, Jindal Steel and Power, JSW Energy, JSL Stainless

Net worth in 2011: Rs 61,290.87 crore (Rs 612.908 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs 67,686.41 crore (Rs 676.864 billion)

Change: -9.45 per cent

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Image: Savitri Devi Jindal heads Jindal group.

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8. Kumar Mangalam Birla and family

Company: Hindalco Industries. Aditya Birla Nuvo, Grasim Industries

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 53,505.12 crore (Rs. 535.051 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 40,388.13 crore (Rs. 403.881 billion)

Change: +32.48

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Image: Kumar Mangalam Birla saw sharp rise in wealth.

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9. KP Singh and family

Company: DLF

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 35,665.94 crore (Rs. 356.659 billion)

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 41,232.07 crore (Rs. 412.320 billion)

Net worth in 2010: -13.50

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Image: KP Singh's wealth fell in 2011.

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10. Rahul Bajaj and family

Company: Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 32,558.76 crore (Rs. 325.587 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 22,070.85 crore (Rs. 220.708 billion)

Change: +47.52

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Image: Rahul Bajaj is the owner of Bajaj Auto.

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11. Dilip Shanghvi and family

Company: Sun Pharmaceutical, Sun Pharma Advanced Research

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 30.138.22 crore (Rs. 301.382 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 24,982.74 crore (Rs. 249.827 billion)

Change: +20.64 per cent

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Image: Dilip Shanghvi's wealth rose in 2011.

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12. Anand Mahindra and family

Company: Mahindra and Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, M&M Financial Services

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 29,042.91 crore (Rs. 290.429 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 28,899.95 crore (Rs. 288.999 billion)

Change: +0.49 per cent

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Image: Anand Mahindra is the owner of Mahindra and Mahindra.

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13. Shiv Nadar and family

Company: HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 22,244.84 crore (Rs. 222.448 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 17,947.37 crore (Rs. 179.473 billion)

Change: +23.94 per cent

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Image: Shiv Nadar's wealth rose in 2011.

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14. Jaiprakash Gaur and family

Company: Jaiprakash Associates, Jaiprakash Power Ventures

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 16,927.94 crore (Rs. 169.279 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 27,037.88 crore (Rs. 270.378 billion)

Change: -37.39

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Image: Jaiprakash Gaur 's wealth fell.

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15. Brijmohan Lall Munjal and family

Company: Hero Honda, Munjal Showa, Munjal Auto, Shivam Autotech

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 16,855.03 crore (Rs. 168.550 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 11,521.78 crore (Rs. 115.217 billion)

Change: +46.29

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Image: Wealth of Brijmohan Lall rose in 2011.

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16. Adi Godrej and family

Company: Godrej Consumer Products, Godrej Industries

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 16,535.94 crore (Rs. 165.359 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 12,464.17 (Rs. 124.641 billion)

Change: +32.67

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Image: Adi Godrej is the owner of Godrej Consumer Products.

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17. Uday Kotak and family

Company: Kotak Mahindra Bank

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 15,340.58 crore (Rs. 153.405 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 12,576.75 crore (Rs. 125.767 billion)

Change: +21.98

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Image: Uday Kotak owns Kotak Mahindra Bank.

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18. Vijay Mallya and family

Company: United Spirits, Kingfisher Airlines, United Breweries

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 15,075.22 crore (Rs. 150.752 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 10,361.68 crore (Rs. 103.616 billion)

Change: +45.49 per cent

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Image: Vijay Mallya saw rise in wealth.

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19. Kalanithi Maran and family

Company: Sun TV Networks, Spicejet

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 14,231.78 crore (Rs. 142.317 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 12,998.07 crore (Rs. 129.980 billion)

Change: +9.49 per cent

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Image: Kalanithi Maran owns Sun TV. Here he is with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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20. Pankaj Patel and family

Company: Cadila Healthcare, Zydus Wellness

Net worth in 2011: Rs. 13,810.64 crore (Rs. 138.106 billion)

Net worth in 2010: Rs. 9,504.05 crore (Rs. 95.040 billion)

Change: +45.31 per cent


Image: Pankaj Patel saw rise in walth in 2011.

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