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NRIs in the Fortune list of 40 richest in India

New York, Nov. 17, 2006
Ram Parsad

Forbes magazine released the list of 'India's 40 Richest' persons which includes, Lakshmi Mittal, a NRI of UK, remains No. 1, worth $25 billion.

Wipro Chief Azim Premji, for years India's richest resident, was aheaded by Mukesh and Anil Ambani. Mukesh's fortune rose by $11.5 billion, Anil's $9.3 billion. Azim Premji is in the fourth position followed by real estate major DLF's Kushal Pal Singh.

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla paid $1 billion to buy the Tata Group's stake in their telecom joint venture
  • Venugopal Dhoot who is set to acquire Daewoo Electronics for $700 million
  • New entrepreneurs are also included:
    • Sun TV Kalanithi Maran
    • promoter of Unitech Ramesh Chandra
    • Jignesh Shah, who set up India's largest commodities exchange.
    • tractor tycoon Keshub Mahindra
    • Infosys Technologies co-founder K Dinesh

India's 40 richest businesspeople are worth total $170 billion. It has gone up from $106 billion last year.