The list that was released by Anas Rahman Junaid, head of Hurun Report India and Antony Jose, Director, Alukkas Group contains 16 Keralites, with Ravi Pillai of RP Group the second richest with an asset base of Rs.13.9 billion. PNC Menon is third with Rs.11 billion and Sunny Varkey follows with Rs.10 billion. He is followed by S Gopalakrishnan; Sabu M Jacob; Thomas Mani and Thomas George Muthoot.
For the fourth continuous year, the richest person in India is Mukesh Ambani with a fortune of Rs.1.6 trillion. Dilip Sanghvi of Sun Pharma is next. Following on is SP Hinduja; Uday Kotak and Azim Premji who generously gave away 18 percent of his wealth for social welfare projects.
The youngest person on the list is Ankit Bhati, 28, of Ola Cabs. The only woman on the list is Kiran Mazumdar of Biocon.