IIFL Wealth-Hurun India Rich List

Mukesh Ambani tops the IIFL Wealth-Hurun India Rich List 8th year in a row

· Record Stats: With 953 entrants, India’s most comprehensive Rich List grows overall by 122.

· The wealth threshold to feature in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019 has been retained at INR 1000 Crore

· With a net worth of INR 94,500 crores, Gautam Adani (57) storms into top 5; his wealth increased by 33% or INR 22,300 crores

· Average wealth of the list is around INR 5,300 crores and the average age is 60

· Mumbai and Delhi emerged as the hub of the rich and famous

· Cancer, Virgo, Aries, Leo and Scorpio dominate the list

· 29 new USD Billionaires in 2019 – taking the total to 138 Indians; 5 individuals lost the USD billionaire status

· 13 Non-Promoter CEOs feature in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019, of which two reside in India

· Led by Roshni Nadar of HCL, 152 women feature on the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List

September 25, 2019. Mumbai: Hurun Report India and IIFL Wealth Management Ltd. today released 8th edition of IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019. 953 individuals, who crossed the threshold of INR 1000 crore across 41 industries feature in The IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of India’s second-most valued firm Reliance Industries, continues to top the ‘IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019’ for the eighth consecutive year, with a total net worth of INR 380,700 crores. London-based SP Hinduja & family, worth INR 186,500 crores, retains the second rank in the list. With a wealth of INR 1,17,100 crore, Azim Premji, the founder of Wipro, rises to the third spot. LN Mittal, Chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal, is the 4th richest with a wealth of INR 1,07,300 crore. Gautam Adani stormed into the top 5 with a total wealth of INR 94,500 crore.

Rank

Name

Wealth INR crore

Change

Company

Age

Residence

1-

Mukesh Ambani

380,700

3%

Reliance Industries

62

Maharashtra

2-

SP Hinduja & family

186,500

17%

Hinduja

83

London

3↑

Azim Premji

117,100

22%

Wipro

74

Karnataka

4↓

LN Mittal & family

107,300

-6%

ArcelorMittal

69

London

5*

Gautam Adani & family

94,500

33%

Adani Ports & SEZ

57

Gujarat

6-

Uday Kotak

94,100

20%

Kotak Mahindra Bank

60

Maharashtra

7-

Cyrus S Poonawalla

88,800

22%

Serum Institute of India

78

Maharashtra

8↑

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry

76,800

11%

Shapoorji Pallonji

51

Maharashtra

8↑

Shapoor Pallonji Mistry

76,800

11%

Shapoorji Pallonji

54

Monaco

10↓

Dilip Shanghvi

71,500

-20%

Sun Pharmaceutical

63

Maharashtra

↑ Rank increase yoy ↓ Rank decrease YoY – No Rank change yoy * New to Top 5

Source: Hurun Research Institute; IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019

Interestingly, while the number of Indians in the 2019 edition of IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List has grown from 831 in 2018 to 953, the number of USD Billionaires have reduced from 141 to 138. The combined wealth of top 25 in the list equates to 10% of India’s GDP and that of 953 accounts for 27% of the same. Interestingly, while the cumulative wealth for this year shows an increase of two per cent compared to last year; the average wealth shows a decline of 11 per cent. 344 individuals or more than a third of this year’s list witnessed wealth reduction and another 112 could not meet the threshold of INR 1000 crore.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Anas Rahman Junaid, MD & Chief Researcher, Hurun Report India, said, “With all the conversation around economic slowdown and overheating of economy – the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List of 2019 celebrates the growing tribe of Indian wealth creators – both in India and abroad. Sample this, while the number of USD billionaires have merely grown by 2 as compared to 2016; the number individuals with INR 1,000 crore have increased by a third in the past two years – from 617 to 953. This indicates that wealth is getting generated across the “bottom end” of the top of the pyramid. Globally, the wealth creators drive the growth and therefore play a vital role in shaping the economy. With Indian Government setting its sight on USD 5 trillion GDP mark – we are confident that the size of the India Rich List will easily triple in the next 5 years.”

Commenting on the launch, Yatin Shah, Co-founder & Executive Director, IIFL Wealth Management Ltd., said, “Around 53% of the names featured in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019 are those who have inherited wealth. This could only happen with a strong focus on not only wealth creation but also wealth preservation. With the India story gaining momentum, supported by a young and an aspirational demography – the potential of wealth management in the country has merely scratched the surface. Given the list as an indicator, the Indian wealth management industry is poised for an exponential growth as India gears up to emerge as a $5 trillion economy”.

With 246 individuals or 26% of the list, Mumbai is the absolute capital when it comes to the residence of India’s top entrepreneurs, followed by New Delhi (175) and Bengaluru (77). The aforementioned cities contribute only 35% of the new additions, compared to 59% of the same last year. There are 82 NRIs on the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019; of which 76% are self-made. With 31 individuals, USA is the most preferred country for NRIs, followed by the UAE and the UK.

With a net worth of INR 7,500 crore, Ritesh Agarwal (25) of Oyo Rooms is the youngest self-made entrepreneur and the wealthiest under 40 years (age) is Divyank Turakhia (37) of Media.net; Across 16 self-made, under 40 individuals, the average age and wealth is 35 years and INR 4,200 crore respectively.

152 women with an average age of 56 years have featured in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2019. Roshni Nadar (37) of HCL technologies is the richest woman followed by Smita V Crishna (68) of Godrej Group with a net worth of INR 31,400 crore. With a net worth of INR 18,500 crore, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon retains the crown of the richest self-made woman in India.

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