Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani has once again been named the wealthiest Indian by prestigious Forbes magazine. This is the ninth-time in a row that the 59-year old business tycoon has bagged the leading slot among billionaires in India.
However, what's more interesting is that Ambani's net worth surpasses the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of 14 Indian states and union territories. His net worth stands at $22.7 billion.
Ambani's neyworth outranks GDP of states such as Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Puducherry.
Dilip Sanghvi, the pharma mogul of the country, has net worth of $16.9 billion that is easily ahead of GDP of states such as Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
According to magazine, the total wealth of India's top five billionaires, which stands at a whopping $83.7 billion, is more than the cost of 1,230 Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan' Missions and is more than 18 times the cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics.