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Mukesh regains spot as richest Indian

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani on Monday regained his position as the world’s richest Indian with a networth of $19.6 billion, as pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi slipped to the second place after remaining on the top for about seven weeks.

Shangvi-led generic drug maker Sun Pharma saw its share price dip by over two per cent in a weak market today, but loss was much lower at 0.55 per cent for Ambani-led business conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). As a result, Shanghvi saw his networth dip by over $ 450 million — the third biggest loss among the world’s billionaires ranked by business magazine Forbes in its annual rich list.

According to a ‘real-time’ update provided by Forbes, Shanghvi today slipped to the second position with a networth of $19.3 billion among the richest Indian billionaires, while Ambani returned to the top. On the global list, Ambani was on Monday ranked 46th, while Shanghvi was 48th -- the only two Indians among the top-50. In the annual list released on March 2, Forbes had ranked Ambani at 39th -- highest among Indians -- while Shanghvi was at 44th place.

However, Shanghvi overtook Ambani as the richest Indian hin two days on March 4 with a sharp rally in valuation of Sun Pharma. Globally, Bill Gates continues to top the list with a current networth of $80.3 billion, up from $ 79.2 billion in the annual list released on March 3.  

As per Monday’s real-time update, Ambani and Shanghvi are followed by Azim Premji, Lakshmi Mittal, Shiv Nadar, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Uday Kotak, Sunil Mittal, Cyrus Poonawala and Gautam Adani among the 10 richest Indians. 
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