After Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg- Mukesh Ambani becomes world’s 4th richest person

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, has taken the world by surprise after surpassing the richest man in Europe, Bernard Arnault to become the fourth wealthiest person in the world.

The massive net worth of Mr. Ambani has hiked to $80.6 billion, making him the only Asian tycoon in the exclusive club of the world’s top 5 richest people. The other 3 persons ahead of Mukesh Ambani, owner of Reliance Industries Ltd are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The effect of coronavirus on multinational companies has been unprecedented with many of them have suffered a huge loss. However, the Covid-19 crisis has helped Reliance Jio attracting investors. All businesses got affected during the coronavirus lockdown, but Jio has earned a whopping Rs 78,562 Crore from five investors in just one month. Global tech giants like Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista EP and General Atlantic have made a huge investment to buy a minority stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.

Jio head Mukesh Ambani has already surpassed several other billionaires in the recent week, including Elon Musk, Alphabet Inc co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and investor and business tycoon Warren Buffet.

Earlier, global tech giant Facebook made a whopping investment of $5.7 billion to buy a minority stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. Later, American private equity firm Silver Lake invested a mind-boggling Rs 5,655.75 crore in Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms.

Jio Platforms is one of the world’s most remarkable companies, led by an incredibly strong and entrepreneurial management team who are driving and actualizing a courageous vision.

Throughout the history of mankind, it has not been easy for a person to gather wealth and keep possession of it for a long time. Today’s time is not so different. Wealth is important even today. It doesn’t make you invincible but it definitely gives you a lot of other privileges. Here is a list of the top 10 richest people today and what they do to keep themselves there:

RankNameCompany NameNet Worth
1.Jeff BezosAmazon$ 187 Billion
2.Bill GatesMicrosoft$ 121 Billion
3.Mark ZuckerbergFacebook$ 102 Billion
4.Mukesh AmbaniReliance Industries Ltd.$ 80.6 Billion
5.Bernard ArnaultLVMH$ 80.2 Billion
6.Warren BuffettBerkshire Hathaway$ 79.2 Billion
7.Steve BallmerMicrosoft$ 76.4 Billion
8.Larry PageGoogle$ 71.3 Billion
9.Sergey BrinGoogle$ 69.1 Billion
10.Elon MuskTesla, SpaceX$ 68.7 Billion

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.