Hyderabad: Hyderabad has not only been consistently attracting investments but creating billionaires year-on-year. The latest and the 10th edition of Hurun Global Rich List 2021 names 10 billionaires from the city with a cumulative wealth of Rs 1,65,900 crore ($22.6 billion). Wealth calculations are as of 15 January, 2021.
Murali Divi & family (Divi’s Laboratories) lead the Hyderabad chart with a net worth of Rs 54,100 crore. They are ranked 20th in India and 385th worldwide.
Other top Hyderabad billionaires include PV Ramprasad Reddy and family (Aurobindo Pharma) with a net worth of Rs 22,600 crore. They are ranked at 56 in India and 1,096 worldwide. B Parthasaradhi Reddy & family of Hetero Drugs were among the new entrants in the list from India with a net worth of Rs 16,000 crore. They are ranked at 83 in India and 1,609 globally.
K Satish Reddy and family (Dr Reddy’s) are ranked at 108 in India and 2,050 worldwide with a net worth of Rs 12,800 crore. GV Prasad and G Anuradha (Dr Reddy’s) are ranked at 133 in India and 2,238 globally, with a net worth of Rs 10,700 crore.
Megha ranked at 140 in India
P Pitchi Reddy (Megha Engineering & Infrastructure) is ranked at 134 in India and at 2,383 globally with a net worth of Rs 10,600 crore. Rameswar Rao Jupally and family (My Home Industries) are ranked at 138 in India and 2,383 globally with a net worth of Rs 10,500 crore. P V Krishna Reddy (Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited) is ranked at 140 in India and 2,383 worldwide with a net worth of Rs 10,200 crore.
M Satyanarayana Reddy and family (MSN Laboratories) is ranked at 143 in India and 2,530 globally with a net worth of Rs 9,800 crore. VC Nannapaneni (Natco Pharma) has been ranked at 164 in India and 2,686 globally with a net worth of Rs 8,600 crore.
Of the top 10 Hyderabad billionaires, seven are from pharmaceuticals industry while the remaining three are from infrastructure and construction sectors.
India adds 55 billionaires
With 177 billionaires residing in India, the country retains the third spot with 55 new additions. Numbers rise to 209 if Indian origin billionaires are tallied in.
With 60 individuals from the Hurun India Global List 2021, Mumbai is the capital for India’s super-rich, followed by New Delhi (40) and Bengaluru (22).
Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani led the Indian billionaire’s list with a wealth of Rs 6,05,900 crore ($83 billion) followed by Gautam Adani of Adani Group, Shiv Nadar of HCL, Lakshmi N Mittal of Arcelor Mittal and Cyrus Poonawalla of Serum.
Mukesh Ambani is also the second richest in Asia and eighth richest in the world. Gautam Adani saw his wealth almost double to $32 billion, on the back of Adani Green Energy growing to a $20 billion valuation.
Industry-wise, the healthcare sector has 37 billionaires, consumer goods sector has 27, chemicals sector has 19, software & services has 14 and automobile & components sector have 13 billionaires in India, making them the top five industries.
“Indian wealth creation is dominated by cyclical/ traditional industries compared to tech-driven wealth creation in USA and China. When the tech-driven wealth creation reaches full potential, India could potentially beat the USA in terms of the number of billionaires,” said Anas Rahman Junaid, MD and chief researcher, Hurun India.
The Hurun Global Rich List 2021 ranked 3,228 billionaires from 2,402 companies and 68 countries. Of them 2,312 saw their wealth increase, of which 610 were new faces. 635 saw their wealth decrease, and there were 194 drop-offs while 282 saw their wealth stay the same. The average age is 65. China has the highest number of billionaires with 1,058, followed by the US with 696 and India with 177 billionaires living there.
Elon Musk of Tesla added a record $151 billion to become the richest man in the world for the first time with a total net worth of $197 billion. He is followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos with a net worth of $189 billion.
Hurun Report chairman and chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf said, “Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, this year has seen the biggest wealth increase of the last decade. Stock markets boom, driven partly by quantitative easing, and a flurry of new listings have minted eight new dollar billionaires a week for the past year. The world has never seen this much wealth created in just one year, much more than perhaps could have been expected for a year so badly disrupted by Covid-19.”
“The speed of wealth creation is nothing short of staggering. Three individuals added more than $50 billion in a single year, led by Elon Musk with $151 billion, on the back of the rise of e-cars, whilst e-commerce billionaires Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Colin Huang of Pinduoduo added $50 billion each. At this rate, expect to see fifty or more break through the $100 billion mark within the next five years.”
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