Saturday, April 21

India Has The Third Highest Number Of Billionaires In The World – Hurun Global Rich List

As per Hurun Global Rich List 2018, India has the third highest number of billionaires in the world after China and US.

About Hurun Global Rich List:

Hurun Global Rich List is a ranking of US-dollar-billionaires in the world

  • Hurun Global Rich List 2018, ranked 2694 billionaires from 68 countries and from 2157 companies.
  • Rankings are based on wealth calculations as of January 31, 2018.

Highlights of Hurun Global Rich List 2018:

Hurun Global Rich List 2018 identified 131 billionaires in India. With 31 new billionaires emerging during last year, India has reclaimed its third spot, which it had lost to Germany a year ago.India has the third highest number of billionaires in the world - Hurun Global Rich List

  • With 819 billionaires in 2018, China topped the countries list, followed by US (571 billionaires).
  • During last year, total wealth of billionaires increased by 31 per cent to US$10.5 trillion, which is equivalent to 13.2 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • Jeff Bezos with USD 123 billion wealth, topped the list, followed by Warren Buffet (USD 102 billion wealth).
  • Among Indian billionaires, although Mukesh Ambani topped the list with USD 45 billion wealth and 19th rank, Gautam Adani (USD 14 billion wealth, Rank – 98th) witnessed fastest growth in his wealth (109 per cent in the last 12 months).
  • 32 years old Shradha Agarwal, of Outcome Wealth is the youngest Indian billionaire.
  • In India, highest numbers of billionaires (19 billionaires) are from the pharmaceuticals sector.
  • The average age of all billionaires on Hurun Global Rich List 2018 is 63 years.

Hurun Global Rich List 2018 – Top 5:

Rank Name Wealth Main Source of Wealth
1 Jeff Bezos USD 123 billion Amazon
2 Warren Buffet USD 102 billion Berkshire Hathaway
3 Bill Gates USD 90 billion Microsoft
4 Mark Zuckerberg USD 79 billion Facebook
5 Bernard Arnault USD 78 billion -LVMH

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