Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani topped the list for the 9th consecutive year by registering a whopping 73 per cent rise in his wealth to Rs 6,58,400 crore.
Ambani gained Rs 90 crore per hour since the lockdown was imposed by the government in March.
Just after the lockdown was announced, Ambani’s wealth dropped by 28 per cent to Rs 3,50,000 crore. However, a series of fund-raising activities and strategic investments from global giants like Facebook and Google increased his wealth by 84 per cent over the next four months.
Ambani is also the only Indian billionaire to feature in top 15 of the global rich list 2020 prepared by Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
According to Anas Rahman Junaid, managing director and chief researcher of Hurun India, Ambani’s wealth is bigger than the combined wealth of the next five people in the list, that is, Hinduja brothers, Shiva Nadar, Gautam Adani and Azim Premji.