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Mukesh Ambani India’s richest for 9th year

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday was named India’s richest for ninth year in a row with a net worth of $ 8.9 billion, , while ecommerce giant Flipkart’s founders made their debut on the country’s top 100 rich list.

As per Forbes magazine’s latest India rich list, Ambani was followed by Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi as second richest with a net worth of $18 billion, while Wipro’s Azim Premji retained his third place with $15.9 billion.

Flipkart’s co-founders Sachin and Binni Bansal made their debut at 86th position with a net worth of $1.3 billion each. The combined wealth of India’s 100 richest persons remained largely unchanged at $ 345 billion, as compared to $346 billion in 2014, Forbes said. — PTI