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Mittal, Ambanis are Forbes' richest

Laxmi Mittal and the Ambani brothers are among 9 Indians figuring in the magazine's list of 100 richest people.

business Updated: Mar 09, 2007 14:50 IST

Steel baron Laxmi Mittal, Ambani brothers Mukesh and Anil and Wipro chief Azim Premji are among the nine Indians who figure in the Forbes magazine's list of 100 richest people in the world.

Three Indians shine in the top 20, including the Mittal-Arcelor Chief Executive at fifth in the world with a personal fortune of 32 billion dollars.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, and industrialist Anil Ambani accounted for 20.1 and 18.2 billion dollars respectively and stood at 14th and 18th in the list.

Premji ranked 21st with 17.1 billion dollars.

Other Indians in the list are Kushal Pal Singh (62nd, 10 billion dollars), Bharti Group Chairman Sunil Mittal and family (49th, 9.5 billion dollars), Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Birla (86th, 8 billion dollars) and Essar Group's Shashi and Ravi Ruia (86th, 8 billion dollars).

Microsoft co-founder Bill gates is the richest man in the world, as per the Forbes' list.