For the first time in three decades of the Forbes World’s Billionaires List, there are over 100 Indian billionaires. Only three countries, U.S., China and Germany, have more.
India’s rise in the global wealth list is aligned to the country’s burgeoning economy that recently surpassed Britain to become the fifth largest in the world.
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Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the youngest Indian on the list with a net worth of $1.3 billion. The 38-year-old’s wealth soared in 2016 along with his company’s valuation.
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