Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Dilip Shanghvi among world's 50 wealthiest people

New Delhi: Three Indians - Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji and Dilip Shanghvi - have made it to a global list of 50 wealthiest people that is topped by Bill Gates.

According to a new list by Wealth-X in collaboration with Business Insider, Mukesh Ambani was ranked at the 27th place on the list with a net worth of USD 24.8 billion, while Azim Premji and Dilip Shanghvi were ranked at the 43rd and 44th place with assets worth USD 16.5 billion and USD 16.4 billion respectively.

The list of top 50 wealthiest people in the world have a combined fortune of USD 1.45 trillion, nearly equal to the GDP of Australia, the report noted.

The list was topped by Bill Gates who has a staggering wealth of USD 87.4 billion, followed by Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona and Warren Buffett in the second and third place with wealth of USD 66.8 billion and USD 60.7 billion respectively.

Amazon's Jeffrey Bezos with a net worth of USD 56.6 billion and US business tycoon David Koch with USD 47.4 billion made the top five richest people in the world. As per the list, the United States is home to 29 billionaires on the list, more than any other country. While, only four billionaires from China and three from India made the top 50.

The youngest billionaire on the list is 31-year-old Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, ranked 8th with a net worth of USD 42.8 billion.

Only four female billionaires are on the list. The oldest billionaire, 93-year-old L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, is one of the four. She is ranked 17th, with a net worth of USD 29 billion.

Sector-wise, the technology space dominated the list with 12 billionaires - more than any other sector, including finance.

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