1) Dilip Shanghvi – (Net Worth: $21.9 Billion)
This year’s biggest gainer is pharmaceutical billionaire, Dilip Shanghvi who is the owner and founder of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, India’s most valuable drug company with market capital of $31 billion. He started Sun in 1983 as a maker of psychiatric drugs borrowing $160 from his father.
According to Forbes, Shanghvi is now the nation’s richest man thanks to shares surged of Ranbaxy Laboratories a company he acquired from Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo for $4 billion in 2014. He overtook Reliance Industries Ltd’s Chairman Mukesh Ambani.