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Ahmedabad city is home to 84 per cent of the 58 billionaires of Gujarat. According to Barclays Hurun India Rich List, Gautam Adani tops the list of billionaires in the state followed by Pankaj Patel of Cadila Healthcare and Bhadresh Shah of AIA Engineering.

Top Richest Businessmen In Gujarat

1. Gautam Adani

Net Worth – $60.7 Billion

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The patriarch of the Adani Family, Gautam Adani, who heads an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate, Adani Group, involved in port development and operation, is the second richest man in India and the state topper. Per the IIFL Wealth Hurun Gujarat Rich List 2020, the family recorded a 48 per cent rise in their wealth in a year’s time.

2. Pankaj Patel

Net Worth – $7.1 Billion

Pharma magnate Pankaj Patel, of Cadila Healthcare, which was co-founded by his late father, and his family, who are actively involved in the business have secured the third richest spot.

3. Nimish and Urmish Hasmukh Chudgar

Net Worth – $5.7 Billion

The seventh spot has been tied between brothers Binish, Nimish and Urmish from the Hasmukh Chudgar. The low-profile family owns and operates Intas Pharmaceuticals. According to Forbes, Intas has 15 factories in the world, of which 10 are in India and the rest are located in Europe and Mexico. Notably, in 2019, the pharma company launched an affordable drug, Eleftha, to treat breast cancer.

4. Karsanbhai Patel

Net Worth – $3.9 Billion

Karsanbhai Patel is the low-profile founder of India’s most iconic detergent brand: Nirma. Per Forbes, before establishing Nirma as an entity, Patel would mix detergents in his backyard and sell them door-to-door on his bicycle.

5. Samir and Sudhir Mehta

Net Worth – $3.2 & 3.2 Billion

Brothers Sudhir and Samir Mehta of Torrent Pharmaceuticals, a 61-year-old company founded by their late father Uttambhai Nathalal Mehta, take the fifth spots, respectively.

6. Sandeep Pravinbhai Engineer

Net Worth – $2.3 Billion

He is the founder of Astral Pipes (Astral Poly Technik). His sons Kairav and Saumya are very actively involved in the company too.

7. Bhadresh Shah

Net Worth – $1.6 Billion

Bhadresh Shah, the Founder, Managing Director and Executive – Promoter of AIA Engineering, an Ahmedabad-based niche metallurgical company bags the sixth spot. Per Forbes, AIA is the world’s second largest manufacturer of high chromium grinding parts (by sales) for the cement, mining and power industries.

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