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1,007 people in India have Rs 1,000 crore. Key takeaways from Hurun India rich list

Hurun India's latest rich list for the year 2021 shows India has achieved the milestone of having over 1,007 individuals across 119 cities with a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore. The biggest gainer was Gautam

Adani NSE -0.64 % & family who earned Rs 1,002 crore a day in the last one year to quadruple their wealth to Rs 5,05,900 crore. They have now jumped to the second spot in the list. Among the other gainers, popular edtech startup founder Byju Ravindran, of Byju’s fame, has now become richer than Big Bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Here are the key findings of the report:

  1. Hurun India finds 1,007 individuals with INR 1,000 cr, up by 179; first time to break through the 1,000 mark

  2. Over the last decade, Hurun India Rich listers cumulatively added INR 2020 cr per day – the fastest wealth creation in Indian history.

  3. With INR 7,18,000 cr, Mukesh Ambani, is the richest Indian for the 10th year running.

  4. For the first time, both Adani brothers feature in top 10. With Rs 5,05,900 cr, is in the second spot, while his Dubai-based sibling Vinod Shantilal Adani is the 8th spot with his wealth tripling to Rs 1,31,600 cr. Gautam Adani is now the second richest Asian after Ambani, overtaking China's number one, bottled water producer Zhong Shanshan.

  5. Four new faces in India top ten, led by steel magnates Lakshmi Mittal, of Arcelormittal and Kumar Mangalam Birla, of Aditya Birla Group, on the back of a resurgence in the global economy.

  6. Jay Chaudhry, of California-based enterprise cloud cyber security firm Zscaler, is in the India top 10 for first time, on the back of accentuated demand for cyber security services caused by a series of ransomware attacks on US institutions.

  7. 13 individuals worth INR1 lakh cr or more, up from five on last year's list.

  8. 237 dollar billionaires, up 58 as compared to last year, and 4 times since Hurun India started ten years ago.

  9. With 40 entrepreneurs, pharmaceuticals sector minted the most number of dollar billionaires followed by chemicals & petrochemicals (27) and software & services with 22.

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