Forbes update; Richest Indians 2017 and their Net worth

6. Sunil Mittal

richest indians

$12.5 billion/Delhi

50. Married, 3 children

Derives fortune from Bharti Airtel, which he cofounded with 2 brothers and built into country’s largest mobile phone operator, with 50 million customers. Also has interests in insurance with Axa ; fruits, vegetables with Del Monte Pacific and the Rothschild family; retail venture withWal-Mart.

 

5. Azim Premji

richest indians

$14.8 billion/Bangalore

62. Married, 2 children

Runs technology giant Wipro , which gets 80% of its $3.5 billion sales overseas. Stock hit lately by appreciating rupee. Unfazed, acquired outsourcing firm Infocrossing ; bought Southeast Asian personal care products outfit Unza; opened software development center in Mexico. Son Rishad, Harvard Business School grad, started at Wipro in July, setting off speculation about succession plans.

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