Four Indians have made it to the top 100 global rich list, as the country records for the first time more billionaires than Britain and Russia.
The world now has a record 2,089 billionaires with Mukesh Ambani being the richest Indian in the list with ranks 41 in the top 100 global rich list.
The other Indians to figure in the top 100 are Dilip Sanghvi of Sun Pharma who is ranked 53, Pallonji Mistry & family who own Tata Sons ranked 60 and Wipro’s Azim Premzi who is ranked 74.
The latest Harun Global Rich List 2015 shows an additional 222 billionaires were created last year, almost a third of whom were in China. Bill Gates remains the world’s wealthiest individual increasing his wealth to $85 billion. Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is second with $83bn, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg breaks into the global top 10 for the first time.