Four Malayalis have found a place in the Forbes list of Richest Indians 2012 published recently. Topping the list of Malayalis, Kris Gopalakrishnan, executive co-chairman, Infosys Ltd, stands at the 51st position in the list.
The other Malayalis who figure among the top 100 are MG George Muthoot, chairman of Muthoot Group (rank 55), SD Shibulal, managing director and chief executive officer of Infosys Ltd (rank 77) and Joy Alukkas, managing director, Joyalukkas India Ltd (rank 81).
Apollo Tyres chairman Onkar S Kanwar has also found a place in the list at the 99th position. Mukesh Ambani tops the list for the fifth straight year, with a wealth of $21 billion, followed by Lakshmi Mittal with a net worth of $16 billion. Azim Premji, Pallonji Mistry and Dilip Shanghvi hold third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.
Kris Gopalakrishnan has a net worth of $1.24 billion (around Rs 6,646 crore). The net worth of M G George Muthoot is $1.14 billion (around Rs 6,110 crore), S D Shibulal $ 770 million (around Rs 4,127 crore) and Joy Alukkas $700 million (around Rs 3,752 crore). Onkar Kanwar has a net worth of $510 milion (around Rs 2,734 crore). The collective wealth of India’s 100 richest rose 3.7 per cent to $250 billion (around Rs 13.4 lakh crore).