Five of India's richest people in 2021: Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Shiv Nadar, Radhakishan Damani and Cyrus Poonawalla

The wealth of an economy is not static, especially in a situation like the one we are facing because of the ongoing COVID pandemic. There are ups and downs in the Indian market. Despite this, the country still has an impressive number of billionaires who occupy many positions on the list of the world's wealthiest individuals.

 India's top five richest people in 2021

Especially during an industry scenario like the one we face due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, wealth does not remain static. The market continues to experience ups and downs in India. However, the country still has a significant number of billionaires who occupy many positions on the world's list of wealthiest individuals.

If you want to create wealth from the stock market (or otherwise), you should follow the people who have reached the top. This article lists the top richest Indians in 2021. We will talk about their background, qualification, and how they went into creating their success story. We aim to inspire you through this article.

Mukesh Ambani -

Mukesh Ambani is the MD of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited, the largest company in terms of market capitalization. He was born in 1957 in Yemen and was one of the four children of Dhirubhai Ambani, who started his career as a gas-station attendant in Yemen. Mukesh Ambani has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. Following his father's death (2002) and post the feuds with his brother, Mukesh got control of the gas, oil, and petrochemicals units under the umbrella of the Reliance Group. He took the Reliance group to a new height and became the richest Indian. His current Net Worth as of March 2022 is  $ 84.2 Billion.

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Gautam Adani –

Gautam Adani was born in 1962 in a Gujarati Jain family and had seven siblings. His father, Shantilal Adani, was a textile merchant who made significant progress. He completed his schooling at Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad. He opted for a graduation degree in commerce from Gujarat University but dropped out of college after the second year. In his teenage, he moved to Mumbai in 1978 and started working as a diamond sorter for Mahendra Brothers. In the coming years, he expanded his business in sectors like the trading of metals, textiles, and agro products. Today, every business is under Adani Enterprises. His current Net Worth as of March 2022 is $90.5 Billion.

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Shiv Nadar –

Shiv Nadar was the chairman of HCL Technology for a long time. He was born in 1945 in the Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. He did his early schooling in Tamil Nadu. In 1976, he quit his job and established HCL with the help of his friends. Initially, HCL made calculators and microprocessors. Today, we know HCL has come a long way and is one of the largest IT companies in India. In 2008, the Government of India honored him with Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, for his contribution to the IT industry. He is also a philanthropist, and he has also donated $ 1 billion for social welfare. His current Net Worth as of March 2022 is $ 30.6 Billion. 

Radhakishan Damani –

Radhakishan Damani owns mega-retail chain stores in India - Dmart. He was born in 1954, and he does not consider himself a highly educated person. He dropped out of college while pursuing B Com from the University of Mumbai. He started as a stockbroker, his family business, and made good profits from stockbroking. In 2002, he opened the first Dmart store in Mumbai. In March 2017, Dmart went public, and today it has 263 stores across various locations in India. The surge in Dmart shares price has put him on the list. He continues to be an investor and has invested in many listed Indian companies. His current Net Worth as of March 2022 is $ 24.5 Billion.

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Cyrus Poonawalla –

Cyrus Poonawalla is the chairperson of the Poonawalla Group. He was born in 1941 in a family whose ancient business was horse racing, and they owned Poonawalla Stud Farms. He did his schooling at Bishops School, Pune, but he was not interested in his family business and experimented with many businesses earlier. In 1966, along with his brother, he formed the Serum Institute of India. Covishield, one of India's most reliable COVID19 vaccines, is a product of the Serum Institute of India. His current Net Worth as of March 2022 is $ 15.3 Billion. 


These are the top 5 wealthiest Indians today, and each one of them had to work hard to come to the level where they are today. If they can do it, so can you. We hope they have inspired you to have a big vision in life.


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