The consistent rise in shares prices of Reliance Industries (RIL) this year has helped its chairman Mukesh Ambani add a considerable amount of money to his already huge wealth in 2019. According to a report, Mukesh Ambani added 16.5 billion dollars to his wealth this year taking his total net worth to 60.8 billion dollars. RIL's share price rose by over 41 per cent in the past one year as per data from the National Stock Exchange.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with around $61 billion of net worth as of Tuesday, Mukesh Ambani is the 12th richest person in the world.
The list of the world's richest individuals is topped by Bill Gates with a net worth of 113 billion dollars. The Microsoft co-founder added 22.4 billion dollars to his wealth this year. Gates returned to the top as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos lost 13.2 billion dollars this year to slip to second richest individual in the world.