Mukesh Ambani is Now Asia’s 2nd Richest Man! Jack Ma On Top & Li Ka Shing Shifts To 3rd

Mukesh Ambani is Now Asia’s 2nd Richest Man!

Apart from being the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani is Now Asia’s 2nd Richest Man shifting Li Ka Shing to 3rd. Mukesh Ambani has created a record all over Asia, where Jack Ma On Top, Mr. Ambani has made his name shine on the second place amongst the Richest man in Asia. Also, with this enormous amount Mr. Ambani stands at the 19th position in the world’s richest people list.

Mukesh Ambani has surpassed the Hong Kong businessman, Li Ka-Shing, to achieve the title of Asia’s 2nd Richest Man. Li Ka-Shing, was once on the 2nd position but now his name has gone down to the 4th place.

The entire credit for such remarkable achievement goes to the launch of Jio’s 4G services. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, around $12.5 billion i.e. around 77,000 crores have been added to Mr. Ambani’s wealth this year as prices of stocks surged high.

Well if you are still thinking what made this boost in wealth possible than let me tell you that Most of the wealth came due to the launch of JioPhone that accessed the Indian market on 21st of July. Now, the net worth of Mukesh Ambani is $34.8 billion i.e. 2.2 lakh crores.

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The telecom industrialist Ambani’s seven-year labour of love has sucked in more than $31 billion in investments and is yet to earn him and his shareholders any profits. About 90 percent of Reliance’s revenues are contributed from its legacy refining and petrochemicals units, with retail, media and energy exploration.

A Reliance spokesman didn’t respond to an email seeking comment about the company’s growing debt. During the event of company’s annual general meeting on July 21, Ambani express Jio as “a Jewel” among Reliance assets. He said, “Its business and societal value will grow immensely over the next decade,” “Jio will become India’s largest provider of data service, products and application platforms.”

Surely, Kotak Securities is among a minority of four brokerages with a sell rating on Reliance, compared with 13 hold and 21 buy recommendations among firms Bloomberg tracks. On Monday, the company’s shares have reached 49 percent this year to close at 1,615.20 rupees in Mumbai, if we compared with a 12-month target of 1,619.20 rupees.

As per the reports of Macquarie Research analyst Aditya Suresh, since Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. is a new business of Mr. Ambani, it will face “significant” reduction and paying off charges, which will result in losses till the year ending March 2021.

Depreciation and amortization results in spread out an asset cost over its life.
Suresh wrote to justify its share price, “in addition to the growth from RIL’s new refining and petchem projects and a constructive refining margin view, we need to ascribe $12 billion option value for Jio,” “With not a single dollar of revenue booked we consider this optionality premature.”

For Ambani, the gains have increased his net worth to $34.8 billion and this takes him to number 19 in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index from 29 at the end of 2016. He has shifted Li Ka-shing for a few days in April and again on July 7.

According to government data compiled by Bloomberg, Jio took just nine months to rope in 117.3 million users and become India’s fourth-largest operator. In February, Ambani announced initial pricing for the service, shining an almost 50 percent surge in Reliance shares.

As per Vishal Kulkarni, a Singapore-based analyst at S&P Global Ratings, Investments in refining and petrochemicals become profitable for Reliance from the current financial year. He also anticipated that the operating profits from these businesses will grow by 50 percent in the year ending March 2019. He said, Jio may make an operating profit of $1 billion this fiscal and triple it next year.

However, Kulkarni still expects the telecom business to be at least two years from having a mature, paying subscriber base. He said, “There are strong incumbents, which will give a good fight over subscribers or revenue share.” “More than 70-80 percent of the EBITDA will come from refining and petrochemicals.”

On July 21 Ambani said, “Our energy and materials businesses constitute a strong platform to generate stable, annuity-like cash flows with a potential to reach EBITDA of 1 trillion rupees within the next few years.”

According to Morgan Stanley report, free cash flows, a gauge of a company’s financial performance and ability to repay debt, are expected to move back into positive side in the financial year ending March 2019.

So, now Mukesh Ambani has fetched the place of 2nd Richest Man in Asia. To get updated with latest info, stay connected with us only at

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