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Billionaires' list: Mumbaikars beat Delhiites

Forbes' latest list of richest Indians names 23 billionaires from Mumbai while Delhi accounts for 12 such people.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2007 17:49 IST

Mumbai has pipped Delhi as a city with the highest number of billionaires in the country. The latest list of richest Indians, compiled by Forbes magazine, has named 23 billionaires from Mumbai. Delhi accounts for only 12 such people.

Among top five richest Indians living in India, two are from Mumbai and two from Delhi. But, Mumbaikars enjoy higher ranks than the Delhiites.

The billionaires from Mumbai are led by Ambani brothers -- Mukesh (2nd rank) and Anil (3rd rank)-- with fortunes to the tune of 49 billion dollars and 45 billion dollars respectively.

In Delhi, the richest person is Kushal Pal Singh of DLF (4th rank) with fortunes worth 35 billion dollars, followed by Bharti Airtel's Sunil Mittal (6th rank) whose wealth adds up to 12.5 billion dollars.

Among other cities, Pune and Bangalore has six billionaires each. Meanwhile, in the list of 'India's 40 Richest', there are 15 billionaires from Mumbai, 10 from Delhi, five from Pune and four from Bangalore. In this list, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad have a billionaire each.

There are 14 Indians, with wealth of one billion dollars each, who have not made a cut into the '40 Richest' list, according to the magazine. Eight of them are from Mumbai and two from Delhi. Naresh Goyal of Jet Airways, Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, Kishore Biyani of Pantaloon Retail and Pradeep Jain of Parsvnath Developers are among these people.

First Published: Nov 15, 2007 16:06 IST