Mukesh Ambani is worth more than half of India’s states


Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, who has been named India’s richest person for the ninth year in a row by Forbes, with a sharp increase in net worth to $23.1 billion, has a fortune that is more than the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of many Indian states.

Ambani outranks 14 Indian states and union territories as far as their annual GDP is concerned. These states include Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh.

India’s second richest man, pharma magnate Dilip Shanghvi, is not far behind. With a real time net worth of $15.8 billion, he is ahead of the annual GDP of 13 states such as Goa, Arunachal Pradesh and many others.

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