first_img1 Mukesh Ambani 53 , Industrialist*Chairman of the Rs 3,36,000-crore ril got India its single biggest fdi courtesy the $7.2 billion deal with bp.2 Sachin Tendulkar 37, CricketerThe second richest sportsman in India with 17 endorsements worth over Rs 70 crore annually and a middle class icon.3 Ratan Tata 73, Industrialist*Chairman of the Tata Group, his empire of 100 companies in 56 countries has a turnover of Rs 3.1 lakh crore.4 Samir and Vineet Jain 56 & 44, Media Barons* They own the most profitable Indian media company with a turnover of Rs 1,200 crore in 2010.5 Deepak Parekh 66, Banker*He was the man who took on the Government to defend big business post the 2G telecom scam.6 Kumar Mangalam Birla 43, IndustrialistChairman of Aditya Birla Group, his company Hindalco is to set up India’s first aluminium can plant.7 Anand Mahindra 54, IndustrialistMahindra Group md has an empire worth Rs 46,000 crore. His company is the leader in the suv market.8 Sunil Bharti Mittal 53, Industrialist*Despite cut-throat competition, he has managed to retain the top slot in telecom sector with over 126 million subscribers.9 Grandhi MallikarJuna Rao 60, Industrialist He has pledged his 12.5 per cent share in the GMR Group worth Rs 1,540 crore to charity.10 Anil Ambani 50, Industrialist* Chairman of Reliance ADA Group, operates the largest mutual fund in India, worth Rs 1.2 lakh crore.11 Baba Ramdev 46, Yoga GuruHe used yoga as the weapon to launch Bharat Swabhiman Andolan and set up trusts worth Rs 1,100 crore.12 Gautam Adani 47, IndustrialistRanked 81st in the world and 6th in India by Forbes. The chairman of the Adani Group is worth $10 billion.advertisement13 Salman Khan 45, Actor With Dabangg becoming the highest grosser at Rs 150 crore, the Big Boss host is a top notch entertainer.14 Azim H. Premji 64, Industrialist* The chairman of Wipro Technologies managed to generate almost half of its revenues from the US.15 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 29, CricketerCaptain of the Indian cricket team, has won the ipl Season 3 and Champion’s League Season 2.16 Shashikant and Ravi Ruia 67 & 61 , Industrialists* Their Essar Group recorded a revenue of over $15 billion and employs over 70,000 people.17 Amitabh Bachchan 68, Actor*The four time National Award winning actor hosted kbc for the third time getting an average trp of 4.2.18 Aamir Khan 45, ActorAfter hits like Peepli [Live] and Dhobi Ghat, he became the first Indian to be on the jury of the Berlin Film Festival.19 A.R. Rahman 45, Music DirectorBe it composing an anthem for the cwg or singing at the Oscars, he made news.20 Kalanidhi Maran 45, Media Baron*Owner of 20 South Indian tv channels and a dth platform with 4.5 million subscribers, he dominates the tv market.21 Sajjan Jindal 51, IndustrialistHe bought ISPAT after which his $5 billion JSW Group became the biggest steelmaker in India.22 20 Shah Rukh Khan 45, Actor*The actor is getting back on screen with Bollywood’s most expensive special effects film ever Ra.One23 GVK & Sanjay Reddy 74 & 46, Industrialists The GVK Group invested Rs 14,000 crore in infrastructure and has projects worth Rs 62,000 crore in the pipeline.24 Subrata Roy 63, BusinessmanHis interest in sport made him buy an ipl cricket team for $370 million. He also sponsors Indian hockey.25 Raghav Bahl 51, Media BaronChairman of Network 18, his businesses earned $96 million in advertising revenue in 2010.26 Rajinikanth 60, ActorThe hero of Endhiran is all set to play triple roles in his forthcoming film Raana.27 / Vijay Mallya 55, Industrialist*His UBGroup is worth of Rs 50,000 crore and controls 50 per cent of the liquor market.28 Anil Agarwal 57, IndustrialistFounder of the Vedanta Group, he is one of the richest Indians, with a net worth of $6.4 billion.29 J.P. Gaur 80, Industrialist The chairman of the Jaypee Group has doubled his turnover from Rs 5,500 crore to Rs 10,316 crore.30 Subramanian Swamy 71, Politician He compelled the prime minister to take action against the 2G scam’s prime accused, A. Raja.31 Mahendra Mohan and Sanjay Gupta 71 & 48, Media Barons Apart from Dainik Jagran, their other language dailies have a daily readership of 60.6 million.32 Kushal Pal Singh 79, BusinessmanHis DLF Group has housing projects in 30 cities across 18 states, emerging as the largest real estate developer.33 Prashant Bhushan 53, Civil Liberties Lawyer He played an importat role in initiating probes in high profile cases like 2G and the cvc appointment.34 Rajeev Chandrasekhar 46, EntrepreneurHis company Jupiter Capital is worth Rs 4,000 crore. He got the government to agree on the 3G auctions.35 Venugopal Dhoot 57, IndustrialistThe Videocon Group chairman has an asset base of Rs 25,000 crore. But cbi is probing his role in 2G scam.36 Subhash Chandra 59, Businessman*He is the largest distributor of cable television in India. He also managed to increase company sales by 20 per cent.advertisement37 N. Srinivasan 66, Industrialist md of India Cements, bcci Secretary and owner of the ipl’s Chennai Super Kings cricket team worth Rs 224 crore.38 Malvinder & Shivinder Mohan Singh 38 & 35, Industrialists Their Religare Enterprises acquired two funds in the US, taking the total assets to $18 billion.39 Pawan Munjal 57, Industrialistceo of the Hero Honda Group, he backed the Hockey World Cup last year, giving it much-needed support.40 Harish Salve 55, LawyerHe is the man who has an eniviable list of power clients, from Ratan Tata to Mukesh Ambani.41 Chanda D. Kochhar 49, BankerThe ceo of ICICI bank with assets of Rs 63,400 crore. It has grown by over 3 per cent since she took over.42 Parmeshwar Godrej 65, Social Arbiter* The Heroes Project under her has been incorporated in the State Aids Control 2011-2012 action plan in India.43 Rahul Bhatia 48, Owner of Indigo airlines Indigo recorded a profit of Rs 550 crore in 2009-10 whereas other airlines were running losses.44 Ram Jethmalani 87, LawyerHis intervention in the Hassan Ali case made it even more difficult for the tax evader to escape.45 Uday Kotak 51, Banker Executive Chairman and md of Kotak MahindraBank, his business is now worth $7.1 billion.46 Jaggi Vasudev 55, GuruThe founder of Isha Yoga has built a 270-acre ashram in Coimbatore from scratch.47 K. Srinath Reddy 59, DoctorPresident of the Public Health Foundation of India, and the pm’s personal physician.48 Saina Nehwal 21, SportspersonHer No 2 slot in world badminton has made her an icon. She is also a spokesperson of Jat women.49 Jean Dreze 51, Economist A professor at the Delhi School of Economics, he is a member of the National Advisory Council.50 Katrina Kaif 26, ActorShe has earned over Rs 40 crore in 2010, becoming the most successful actress of the time.* In the list since 2003.2010 rankings in brackets; plus, minus signs indicate the number of places moved up or down.the displacedPeople who didn’t make it to the Power List this time12 * Lalit Modi47, Businessman30 * Ramesh and Sudhir Agarwal 68 & 43, Media Barons31 * Abhishek Manu Singhvi 52, Lawyer32 * Rahul Bajaj 72, Industrialist40 * Prathap C. Reddy77, Doctor41 * Naresh Goyal61, Businessman42 * Sameer Gehlot & Rajiv Rattan 37, Entrepreneurs46 * Amit Mitra, 63, Economist47 * Devi Shetty57, Doctor48 * Aruna Roy 63, Social Activist49 * Ramachandra Guha53, Historian50 * Suresh Kalmadi 56, Politician*Last year’s recall2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011businessmen 16 16 19 20 24 25 21 23 24media barons 6 10 6 10 9 7 7 5 4filmmakers 4 6 7 6 7 8 4 5 7sportstars 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3social arbiters 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1Politicians 5 6 2 3 1 ‘ 3 2 1GODMEN 3 ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ 1 2 2 2intellectuals 10 8 13 8 5 6 9 10 8significant figures2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 20115 5 7 8 7 4 2 3 3’ 21 20 19 16 16 9 10 1258 53 55 54 51 56 54 54 57last_img

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