Rabu, 22 September 2010

The World’s Richest Man in 2014 – Mukesh Ambani

You read it right. Mukesh Ambani is the world’s richest man in 2014. At least this is what Forbes want you to believe.

The well known magazine publisher has boldly predicted that in 4 years time, Ambani, who is currently listed as the 4th richest man in the world, will become the wealthiest man in this planet. He would be displacing the current no. 1, the Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, together with 2 other prominent billionaires – Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Ambani will be the first ever Indian to become the world’s wealthiest person.

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Forbes is a privately owned media and publishing firm, which distributes its flagship publication that goes by the same name by some 900,000 circulations. Their web is visited by almost 20 million people monthly, making it one of the most popular business portals around in the world. Of recent, the team has this belief that predicting the future is the way to go. According to their statement,

“Futurism favours the bold. Look more than 30 years ahead… and critics will forgive your inaccuracies. We’ve attempted a thought experiment with far tougher standards: predicting the future that’s just around the corner”

What would happen in 2014, and how things would develop that made Forbes coming to such prediction?

In the prediction, Ambani’s net worth is expected to grow more than double due to today’s “smart investment and ventures”, bringing his total net worth from US$29 billion this year to US$62 billion in 2014. On the other hand, the present richest man, Carlos Slim Helu will be expected to face suffering from the bad political upheaval and the great financial mess in his country that would see his net values plunging down.

Mukesh Ambani is today the Managing Director and Chairman of Reliance Industries (RI), an India-based conglomerate, which was founded by his late father, Dhirubhai Ambani. RI is the country’s biggest private sector company which has interests in a variety of industries and core businesses including petrochemicals, petroleum (and its periphery products), garments and retail. With more than 3 million shareholders, RI is one of the world’s most widely held stocks.

Sure, life in the fast tracked lane is not always filled with happiness and peace of mind. And in his quest to conquer the world and be the richest man on earth, Ambani has to face this blatant reality of squaring off with his own brother, Anil Ambani, over business and personal interests. They have been in fight since the demise of their father. The saga blew to the roof top when Mukesh dragged Anil to the court after the brothers came to a dispute over merger talks and business operation.

Isn’t it sad that sometimes, when reaching for goals, certain people would disown their own family members?

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