The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Patanjali, Acharya Balkrishna has made his palce in the list of top 10 richest Indians. Balkrishna has ranked eighth in the Hurun India rich list 2017.
The list also features other names like Radhakishan Damani of D-Mart. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani topped the list for the sixth time in a row while he also made it to the top 15 in the Hurun Global rich list.
According to Hurun India, “Balkrishna, CEO of Patanjali and childhood friend of Ramdev, is now among the top 10 rich people in the country”. Balkrishna rose to the eighth position from 25th last year. His wealth grew by 173 per cent to Rs 70,000 crore. Patanjali, with a turnover of Rs 10,561 crore in FY17 has been a close competition to major global brands. Last year, Balkrishna was also named in the Forbes 100 richest Indians.
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