Mittal, Ambani brothers, K P Singh in Forbes' top ten billionaires

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New York, Mar 6 (UNI) Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, Ambani brothers Mukesh and Anil and real estate moghul and DLF chief K P Singh are the four Indians who have made it to the Forbes' latest list of world's top ten billionaires.

But Bill Gates, the world's richest man for 13 straight years, has yielded his position to Warren Buffett, a fellow American and partner in philanthropy, to settle at a third rank.

That India has made an aggressive entry in the coveted list of 1125 billionaires is evident from the fact that four of its moneybags find a mention among the top ten, more than any other country. Two years ago, half of the world's 20 richest were from the US, the high seat of capitalism.

The icing on the cake for Indians lies in the revelation that 19 of them also feature in the rankings that include 226 newcomers. As many as 77 of the new faces come from the US, half of them made their fortunes in finance and investments. Another third of the new billionaires comes from Russia while China accounts for 28 of them.

The 57-year-old Lakshmi Mittal, the ... picking up from para four, line one of DI12, People-Forbes-Indians.


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