Mukesh Ambani along with his family (Photo courtesy: PTI)
The Indian market went into a lockdown in March 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Amidst the pandemic, many lost their jobs and the economy was on the vent; GDP of India was at its worst.
Mukesh Ambani, Chief at Reliance Industries Limited, and his family is now more than twice as wealthy as Asias second-richest family, the Kwoks of Hong Kong and triple the fortune of South Koreas prominent Lee family. As per The Bloomberg ranking, the Ambanis wealth is also equal to five times the net worth of Japans Torii and Saji clan.
However, despite all the odds, few businesses managed to maintain their position in the market and even witnessed rapid growth. As the year draws to a close, these were the top five richest Indian tech billionaires on the India Rich List 2020.
1. Shiv Nadar
With the net worth of Rs 1, 41,700 crore, the founder of HCL was on the top of the list. The tech mogul was the richest man from the domain of technology in India. His wealth was increased by 34% this year.
2. Azim Premji
Known as the Czar of the Indian IT industry, Azim Premji ranked second on the list. With a net worth of Rs 1, 14, 400 crore, Premji also topped the list of Philanthropist in India for 2020.
3. Jay Chaudhry
CEO, chairman and founder of Zscaler, Jay Choudhry ranked third on the list. Zscaler, a cloud computing company was worth billions and Chaudhrys net worth was estimated around Rs 65, 800 crore.
4. Sunil Mittal
Founder of Bharti Enterprises, with an estimated net worth of Rs 25, 500 crore, Sunil Mittal secured his position as India’s fourth-richest tech billionaire.
5. Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Tech start-up turned unicorn, Paytm was a revolution in FinTech. It was India’s first e-wallet; boosted cashless economy. With a net worth of Rs 23, 000 crore, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of Paytm made it to the list as the fifth richest Indian tech billionaire.
Industrialists and entrepreneurs create jobs, the result of which the economy of a country is strengthened. Amidst the global pandemic, India took a digital turn and would soon be home to many more tech start-ups and business ventures in the future.
Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur
Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.
Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.
Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta.
India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.
Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.
Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.