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Mukesh Ambani and Narendra Modi are Two Indians Listed in Forbes List

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Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian except Prime Minister Narendra Modi who made it to Forbes 2018 list of 75 of the World’s Most Powerful People.

According to Forbes’ 2018 ‘World’s Billionaires’ list, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s wealth surged a whopping 72.84 percent to $40.1 billion (Rs 2,60,622 crore) — highest among the 119 Indian billionaires on the list. Ambani was ranked 19th globally, up from 33rd position in 2017.

“Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $51 billion (revenues) oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, among India’s most valuable companies,” Forbes said.

Bezos, referred to as the “Centi-billionaire”, topped the list with a net worth of $112 billion, becoming the only person to appear in the Forbes list with a 12-figure fortune.

“Shares of his e-commerce giant Amazon rose 59 percent in 12 months, helping boost his fortune by $39.2 billion. It was the biggest one year gain since Forbes started tracking billionaires in 1987,” it said.

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