With Reliance Industries having overtaken British energy giant BP Plc to become the sixth-largest energy company in the world, the conglomerate is now valued at $138 billion. The surge in RIL shares gives its chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani a net worth of $59 billion, making him Asia's richest person.
Ambani now ranks as the 12th richest Indian across the globe, with a net worth of 59.4 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaire index, reports firstpost.com. The top five people on the list are largely dominated by American business
magnates. The wealthiest person in the globe on the list is Bill Gates, co-founder, Microsoft with a total net worth of $110 billion. Gates is followed by Jeff Bezos ($109 billion), founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com; Bernard Arnault ($101 billion), French billionaire business magnate, and art collector; Warren Buffett ($86.40 billion) American philanthropist and investor, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; and Mark Zuckerberg ($74.10 billion), co-founder Facebook, internet entrepreneur and philanthropist.
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