With a net worth of USD 44.8 billion, the Ambanis have become the richest family in Asia. As per a Forbes listing, Mukesh Ambani family’s net worth rose USD 19 billion to USD 44.8 billion, toppling the Lees of the Samsung empire, to claim the numero UNO position.
“No family highlights this surge better than the Ambanis of India, this year’s biggest gainer in dollar and percentage terms,” Forbes said.
Korea’s Lee family still saw its wealth soar by $11.2 billion to $40.8 billion this year as shares of Samsung Electronics moved up 75 per cent over the past year.According to Asia’s 50 Richest Families compiled by Forbes, Hong Kong’s Kwok family, Asia’s richest real estate household that controls Sun Hung Kai Properties, ranked third this year with a net wealth of USD 40.4 billion. Thailand’s Chearavanont family of the Charoen Pokphand Group took the fourth spot on the list, with a net worth of USD 36.6 billion.
Also read about the other families who enriched the list!
Other richest Indian families on the list feature the Premjis (rank 11, USD 19.2 billion net worth), the Hindujas (12th, USD 18.8 billion), the Mittals (14th, USD 17.2 billion), the Mistrys (16th, USD 16.1 billion) and the Birlas (19th, USD 14.1 billion).
Other Indian families that got into the exalted list include the Godrej family (20th, USD 14 billion), the Bajajs (26th, USD 9.3 billion), the Jindal family (32nd, USD 7.7 billion), the Burmans (35th, USD 7.05 billion), Eicher Motors’ Lals (36th, USD 7 billion) and Shree Cement’s Bangur family (37th, USD 6.7 billion).
Motherson Sumi Systems Sehgal family (41st, USD 6.2 billion), the Wadia family (42nd, USD 6.14 billion), DLF’s Kushal Pal Singh (44th, USD 6.1 billion), the Patel family which controls Cadila (45th, USD 6 billion), the Piramals (47th, USD 5.38 billion) and the Munjals (48th, USD 5.37 billion) also made the cut.
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