Mukesh Ambani becomes world’s 6th richest man, fortune swells over $2 billion in a day


Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday became the world’s sixth-richest man after his fortune surged by $2.12 billion in a single day, according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

According to the index, Ambani’s net worth at $74.3 billion is currently more than Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, an American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. It may be noted that the net worth of individuals listed on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index changes on a daily basis.

The index also showed that Ambani has added $15.6 billion to his wealth in 2020, following a number of capital raising deals with top investment and technology firms.

Ambani is close to entering the elite group of top five billionaires in the world. As of now, the top five billionaires on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ($186 billion), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ($118 billion), Bernard Arnault ($95.1 billion), Mark Zuckerberg (91.8 billion) and Steve Balmer ($75.1 billion).

The development comes days after Reliance’s Annual General Meeting where Mukesh Ambani announced several roadmaps for the company’s future.

On Wednesday, Reliance shares crossed the Rs 2,000-mark for the first time ever. At around 3:19 pm, Reliance shares were trading 1.80 per cent higher at Rs 2,006.65 per share.

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