Forbes update; Richest Indians 2017 and their Net worth

8. Ramesh Chandra

richest indian

$11.6 billion/Delhi

68. Married, 2 children

Structural engineer moved into real estate in 1985 to build middle-class homes. His publicly traded Unitech, run by his 2 sons, is building 350-acre community of luxury homes in Delhi suburb with Greg Norman signature golf course. Partnering with Indonesia’s Salim Group to set up special economic zones.


7. Shashi & Ravi Ruia

richest indian

$12 billion/Mumbai

63. Married, 2 children

58. Married, 2 children

Brothers run $5.8 billion (sales) Essar Group, with interests in construction, shipping, power, oil and gas. BecameVodafone ‘s partner in India this year in $19.9 billion deal. Own 33% of newly named Vodafone Essar; Ravi is chair. Extended steel business into North America with acquisitions of Minnesota Steel and Canada’s Algoma Steel.

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