India’s Mukesh Ambani second richest man after China’s Ma in Asia
Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL), has pipped Hong Kong’s Li Ka-Shing to become Asia’s second-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Mr. Ambani’s wealth has jumped 54.8%, or by $12.5 billion, in 2017 to $35.2 billion as RIL’s market value has surged 48% this year buoyed by the introduction of Reliance Jio’s 4G mobile services and more recently a low-cost data-enabled handset. That has catapulted Mr. Ambani, who owns more than 40% stake in RIL, to 19 on the global rankings of the world’s wealthiest, from 29 at the end of 2016.
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SOURCE: The Hindu
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