Meet Indian billionaires on Forbes list

10 of India's richest people are in the top 200 of the Forbes Billionaire List 2017. The highlight though is Vijay Shekhar Sharma, whose name has been added to the 12 new notable billionaires.

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the fifth name on the 12 New Notable Billionaires on the Forbes list. The Paytm founder's net worth is $1.3 billion.

The top names on this list were Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal & family, and Thai lee, who is an IT provider.

Vijay Shekhar recently bought Rs 82 crore house in New Delhi's Golf Links area, a sprawling 6,000 sq ft property which helps him enter Delhi's rich boulevard. (Twitter)

Virat Kohli is top Indian sports star

Virat Kohli is the highest paid Indian athlete and is ranked No-90 on the Forbes List.

The Indian captain earns $3 million from his salary and matches and $19 million from endorsements.

He has one of the most impressive sponsorships portfolios in the sports world. (Reuters)

Bill Gates remains on top

Although Bill Gates is not an Indian, not including him in a Billionaire list would be an insult.

Gates is the world's richest man, co-founder of Microsoft who donates a better part of his earnings to save lives in the developing world.

His net worth is $86 billion. (Facebook)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Mukesh Ambani is India's richest man and ranks 33rd in the Forbes list.

The oil and gas tycoon shook the telecom industry with the launch of 4G phone service Jio, which provides free broadband and voice services.

His net worth is $23.2 billion. (Facebook)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is an Indian steel magnate. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.

Lakshmi Mittal is the 56th richest man on the planet with a net worth of $16.4 billion. (Others)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Hinduja family ranks 64th in the Forbes Billionaire List and with a net worth of $15.4 billion.

Four close-knit siblings, Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok, control the Hinduja Group, a far-flung multinational empire with businesses ranging from trucks and lubricants to banking and cable television. (Facebook)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Irish Indian construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated to be $14.3 billion.

He ranks 77th in the Forbes list. (Twitter)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Dilip Shanghvi, ranked 85th on the list, is an Indian businessman and one of the country's richest people. He founded Sun Pharmaceuticals with in partnership with Pradeep Ghosh. T

The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.

His net worth is $13.7 billion. (Others)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Shiv Nadar is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

His net worth is $12.3 billion, and ranks 102 in the Fobes list. (Others)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. He is also the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science.

He stations at 133rd place, with a net worth of $9.5 billion. (Twitter)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Cyrus S. Poonawalla is an Indian businessman, the chairman of Poonawalla Group, which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines.

With a net worth of $8.1 billion, he ranks at 153 in the world. (Twitter)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

After acquiring rival ING Vysya Bank in 2014, the net profit of Kotak Mahindra Bank, owned by Uday Kotak in a recent quarter was up close to 40% to $130 million.

He ranks in 168th position in the Forbes 2017 list. (Twitter)

Indian Billionaires on Forbes List

Indian telecom tycoon Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel is embroiled in a bruising price war with Mukesh Ambani's low-cost 4G phone service Reliance Jio. To fight off the mighty rival, Mittal bought additional 4G spectrum last year and recently inked an agreement to acquire rival Telenor's Indian unit.

Sunil Mittal is the 185th richest man on Earth according to Forbes and with a net worth of $7.5 billion. (Others)