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Here are the top 10 businessmen who topped the Hurun India's philanthropy list

Updated : 2019-02-11 13:19:28

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani topped the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2018, released on Saturday, with the highest contribution of Rs 437 crore between October 2017 and September 2018.

Ambani was followed by Piramal Group Chairman Ajay Piramal who made Rs 200 crore donations during the period.

The list, compiled by the Hurun Research Institute, ranks individuals from India who donated Rs 10 crore and above between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

The total Indian philanthropy amount in the list stands at Rs 1,560 crore. The list included 39 Indians.

It showed that education was the most preferred cause for donations, followed by healthcare and rural development.

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1. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries: Net Worth: $49.4 billion. Donation made: 437 crore for education. (Image: Reuters/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
1. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries: Net Worth: $49.4 billion. Donation made: 437 crore for education. (Image: Reuters/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
2. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Enterprises: Net Worth: $4.3 billion. Donation made: 200 crore for education. (Image: IANS/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
2. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Enterprises: Net Worth: $4.3 billion. Donation made: 200 crore for education. (Image: IANS/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
3. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd: Net Worth: $22.6 billion. Donation made: 113 crore for education. (Image: PBEAHUNORFP/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
3. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd: Net Worth: $22.6 billion. Donation made: 113 crore for education. (Image: PBEAHUNORFP/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
4. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group: Net Worth: $2.7 billion. Donation made: 96 crore for livelihood enhancement. (Image: Stock Image/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
4. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group: Net Worth: $2.7 billion. Donation made: 96 crore for livelihood enhancement. (Image: Stock Image/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
5. Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman and Managing Director, LuLu Group: Net Worth: $4.7 billion.  Donation made: 70 crore for disaster relief. (Image: Facebook/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
5. Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman and Managing Director, LuLu Group: Net Worth: $4.7 billion.  Donation made: 70 crore for disaster relief. (Image: Facebook/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
6. Shiv Nadar, Founder and Chairman, HCL Technologies: Net Worth: $14.6 billion. Donation made: 56 crore for education. (Image: Stock Image/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
6. Shiv Nadar, Founder and Chairman, HCL Technologies: Net Worth: $14.6 billion. Donation made: 56 crore for education. (Image: Stock Image/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
7. Savji Dholakia, Founder and Chairman, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd: Net Worth: $650 million. Donation made: 40 crore for livelihood enhancement. (Image: Facebook/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
7. Savji Dholakia, Founder and Chairman, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd: Net Worth: $650 million. Donation made: 40 crore for livelihood enhancement. (Image: Facebook/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
8. Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry, Shapoorji Pallonji Group: Donation made: 36 crore for education. (Image: Hurun India Rich List)
8. Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry, Shapoorji Pallonji Group: Donation made: 36 crore for education. (Image: Hurun India Rich List)
9. Cyrus Mistry, Ex-chairman, Tata Group: Donation made: Net Worth: $4.7 billion.36 crore for education. (Image: Hurun India Rich List)
9. Cyrus Mistry, Ex-chairman, Tata Group: Donation made: Net Worth: $4.7 billion.36 crore for education. (Image: Hurun India Rich List)
10. Gautam Adani, Founder and Chairman, Adani Group: Net Worth: $8.6 billion. Donation made: 30 crore for education. (Image: stock image/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
10. Gautam Adani, Founder and Chairman, Adani Group: Net Worth: $8.6 billion. Donation made: 30 crore for education. (Image: stock image/Caption credit: Hurun India Rich List)
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