#1 Mukesh Ambani ($22,600)
Despite losing $4.4 billion, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, that struck a $7.2-billion deal with BP, holds the top spot with a net worth of $22.6 billion.
#2 Lakshmi Mittal ($19,200)
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the chairman and chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.
#3 Azim Premji ($13,000)
Tech tycoon Azim Premji of Wipro remains at No 3 even after donating shares worth $2 billion to his charitable trust, which made him one of Asia’s top philanthropists. In January, 2011 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor.
#4 Shashi and Ravi Ruia ($10,200)
The brothers, Shashi and Ravi Ruia, sold their one-third stake in telecom unit Vodafone Essar for $5.4 billion in July, 2011 after their plan for listing the holding was opposed by Vodafone.
#5 Savitri Jindal ($9,500)
Savitri Jindal is the head of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.