• Chairman Of Reliance Industries topped Forbes' list of richest Indian with $21 billionReuters
  • Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and Executive officer of world's largest steel making company ArcelorMittal is at No.2 with fortune worth 16.9 billion dollarsReuters
  • Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, is at third position with $11.2 billionReuters
  • Managing driector of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is at 5th position with fortune worth $9.2 bnReuters
  • Indian industrialist and philanthropist Adi Godrej of Godrej Group hold on at No.6 with $9 bnwikimedia commons
  • Savitri JindalIBTimes
  • Shashi & Ravi Ruia at 8th position with $8.1 billionReuters
  • Srichand Hinduja talks on a mobile telephone, accompanied by his brother Gopichand Hinduja, asset-£8,600mReuters
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla GroupReuters

Energy tycoon and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes' list of richest Indians for the fifth time in a row.

Despite his fortune falling for the third consecutive year, Ambani maintained the top position with a net worth of $21 billion, Forbes reported.

London-based steel baron, Lakshmi Narayan Mittal, attained the second position with $16 billion, followed by Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited, with $12.2 billion.

Since last year Mittal's fortune dropped down by $3.2 billion as shares of the world's largest steelmaker company, Arcelor Mittal, were under pressure due to rising costs and slow demand in Europe.

Pallonji Mistry, chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, made it to the fourth place with $9.8 billion. Surprisingly, this year's managing director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Dilip Shanghvi, made it to the top five list for the first time with $2.5 billion worth in fortune.

The Hinduja brothers - Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok - also made it to the list for the first time with fortune worth $8 billion.

This year there are 61 billionaires in all as compared to last years' 57 billionaires.          

Check out the photos of top ten richest Indians here. 

Here is the top ten richest Indian according to Forbes:

1.      Mukesh Ambani - $21 billion

2.      Lakshmi Mittal  - $16 billion

3.      Azim Premji - $12.2 billion

4.      Pallonji Mistry - $9.8 billion

5.      Dilip Shanghvi - $9.2 billion

6.      Adi Godrej - $9 billion

7.      Savitri Jindal - $8.2 billion

8.      Shashi & Ravi Ruia - $8.1 billion

9.      Hinduja Brothers - $8 billion

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