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India is Ranked Third in Global List of Rich 2015

Outrageously true, we are filthy rich people. India is home to approx 5% of billionaires of the world, a new research finds. The stats further suggests, in the global list dominated by America and China, India is up by 27, breaks into top 3 for the first time.

Mukesh Ambandi, the richest Indian along with family members son Akash, daughter Isha, wife Neeta and mother Kokilaben Ambani. (PTI)

Mukesh Ambandi, the richest Indian along with family members son Akash, daughter Isha, wife Neeta and mother Kokilaben Ambani. (PTI)

Quite interesting to know, 56% of new billionaires reside in Asia. Asia is drawing away from North America with 191 new billionaires to take it to 943 individuals, followed by North America with 589 billionaires and Europe 401.

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Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai considered as world’s most expensive home

India leapfrogged Russia and the UK to third place with 97 billionaires, 27 more than 2014. Manufacturing, Pharma and TMT are the preferred sectors with 23, 14 and 12 billionaires respectively. Combined wealth of the Indian billionaires comes to US$266bn. Mukesh Ambani (US$20bn, rank 41) is the richest Indian.

Bill Gates, Carlos Slim Helu & family and Warren Buffet continue to be the top 3 richest individuals in world.

About the Report: Hurun Report today released the Hurun Global Rich List 2015, a ranking of the US dollar billionaires currently found in the world.

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