Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has reclaimed his spot as Asia’s richest person dethroning Chinese business tycoon and philanthropist Jack Ma, who was the richest person in the region a year ago.
According to Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s billionaires, the Ambani ranked 10 having a net worth of $84.5 billion.
“Ambani has become the richest person in Asia, ranked Number 10 and worth an estimated USD 84.5 billion. He nudges out Jack Ma of China, Asia’s richest person a year ago, whose rank dropped to 26 (from 17 last year) despite a nearly USD 10 billion jump in his fortune to USD 48.4 billion,” Forbes said.
Ambani was followed by Adani Group chief Gautam Adani and HCL founder Shiv Nadar as the richest people in Asia.
Meanwhile, Amazon CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos topped the list, claiming his fourth year as the richest man globally.