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India: Forbes unveils rich list

Reliance honcho Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian, with a net worth of $21 billion, mostly from the oil and gas business.
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As all India reflects on corruption allegations leveled against top politicians from every major party, Forbes unveiled its latest list of the country's richest tycoons. Reliance Industries' Mukesh Ambani remains on top, with a net worth of $21 billion, mostly from the oil and gas business.

Here's the rankings:

1. Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries: $21 billion. (Oil and gas)

2. Lakshmi Mittal, Mittal Steel: $16 billion. (Steel)

3. Azim Premji, Wipro: $12.2 billion. (IT services / outsourcing)

4. Pallonji Mistry, Shapoorji Pallonji Group: $9.8 billion. (Construction)

5. Dilip Shanghvi, Sun Pharmaceutical: $14 billion. (Pharma)

6. Adi Godrej, Godrej Group: $9 billion. (Consumer goods)

7. Savitri Jindal, OP Jindal Group: $8.2 billion. (Steel and power)

8. Brothers Shashi and Ravi Ruia, Essar Group: $8.1 billion. (Various industries, from mining to power)

9. Hinduja brothers (Prakash, Srichand, Gopichand and Ashok), Hinduja Group: $8 billion. (Commercial vehicles, oil, wealth management et al). 

10. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Aditya Birla Group: $7.8 billion. (Retail to mining and media).

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