Delhi: Kumarmangalam Birla has been ranked as the
eighth youngest billionaire in the world, according
to Fortune magazine ratings.
has compiled a list of 40 richest people under 40
years of age and Birla is the only Indian among the
top 10 billionaires.
As many as 13
Asians make the grade with three billionaires from Japan,
India and Hong Kong in the top 10 and baby moguls from
China, Fortune said. The worlds richest under-40
billionaire is the Russian oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky
with $7.2 billion to his name, followed by Swiss Ernesto
Bertarelli with $4.7 billion.
the only woman millionaire in the US is actress Julia
with $145 million to her name while the lone woman outside
the US who made it to the Fortune list is the
Mexican Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala with $1.5 billion.
on the list is 25-year-old British entrepreneur Reuben
Singh, who is worth $151 million.