Mukesh Ambani's Net Worth Drops To $48 Billion In 2 Months Amid Coronavirus Crisis
The net worth of India's richest man Mukesh Ambani dropped 28 percent or $300 million a day for two months to $48 billion as on March 31 due to the massive correction in stock markets, a report said on Monday.
The chairman and managing director of the diversified Reliance Industries saw his wealth decline to $19 billion, taking his global ranking down eight places to 17th, the Hurun Global Rich List said.
Other Indian businessmen who have seen a major drop in wealth include Gautam Adani whose wealth eroded by $6 billion or 37 percent, HCL Technologies'' Shiv Nadar ($5 billion or 26 percent) and banker Uday Kotak ($4 billion or 28 percent), it said.
All the three have dropped off the top 100 list, leaving Mr Ambani as the only Indian in the league.
The Indian market has corrected by 25 per cent in the last two months as the economic costs and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies led to a sell off across the world.
"India's top entrepreneurs have been hit by a 26 per cent drop in the stock markets and a 5.2 per cent drop in the value of the rupee compared with the US Dollar. For Mukesh Ambani, it has been a perfect storm, with his wealth down 28 per cent," Hurun Report India Managing Director Anas Rahman said.
Mr Ambani is the second biggest wealth loser globally, after French fashion giant LVMH's chief executive Bernard Arnault, whose wealth dropped by 28 per cent or $30 billion to $77 billion.