Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has broken into the top 10 richest list globally with a networth of USD 54 billion, as per the Hurun Global Rich List 2019. The list is topped by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos for the second year in a row, while the senior Ambani is placed 8th with a network of Rs 3.83 lakh crore. As per the report, the number of individuals featured in the 2019 edition has come down by 224 to 2,470 from 2,694 in 2018. The cumulative wealth of these 2,470 individuals stood at USD 9.5 trillion amounting to 12 percent of global GDP.
Ambani owns almost 52 percent in Reliance. He is the only Asian in the Top 10. Bezos of Amazon tops the list for the second consecutive year with networth of USD 147 billion, which may not hold for long as he is divorcing his wife who owns half of his 16 percent in the world's largest online retailer. With a wealth of USD 96 billion, Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranks second in the global list followed by Warren Buffet, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway with networth of USD 88 billion, LVMH's Bernard Arnault at USD 86 billion at the fourth slot.