831 Indians have a networth of Rs 1,000 crore or more in 2018, which is 214 individuals more than the 2017 list, according to a Barclays- Hurun India rich list. Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the "Barclays Hurun India Rich List-2018" for the seventh consecutive year, with his wealth estimated at Rs 371,000 crore. The annual list is a compilation of the super-richest Indians having a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore or more, and this number has increased by a staggering one-third -- from 617 in 2017 to 831 in 2018, said the Hurun Report.
The cumulative wealth of these 831 individuals featuring in the list stands at USD 719 billion, or one-quarter of the Indian GDP of USD 2,848 billion, as per the IMF`s April 2018 estimates. There was a massive, 157 percent spike in the number of women in the list, which grew to 136. Pharma sector promoters/executives dominate the list with a 13.7 percent occupancy, followed by software and services at 7.9 percent and fast moving consumer goods at 6.4 percent. Nine individuals in the list saw a doubling of wealth in 2018, the report said. While 306 new entrants made it to the list this year, 75 of those featuring in 2017 list failed to find a place in the super-exclusive Rs 1,000-crore-plus club.
Here are top 10 Richest Indians according to a Barclays- Hurun India rich list: