The global markets have been spiraling, thanks to the US debt crisis. Not only are we the commoners losing thousands of our hard-earned money, the country's richest aren't any much better off either.
According to this infographic made by our expert, Deepak Shenoy, the Ambani brothers have been the biggest losers with Anil Ambani's kitty getting lighter by a whooping Rs 7.6K crore closely followed by Mukesh Ambani who suffered a Rs 7.3K crore loss. IT big-wig Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd, lost almost Rs 6.6 K crore.
The BSE Sensex ended 1.7 per cent lower in trade today, led by losses in software exporter Infosys, after Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. sovereign debt rating triggered a flight from risky assets.
ADAG's Anil Ambani was the highest loser in today's market slide with a loss of Rs 7,630 crore.
India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani with a $27 billion networth, and with a promoter stake of 146.39 crore shares of Reliance Industries, lost a total of Rs 7,349 crore during the market mayhem.
Telecom baron Sunil Mital who owns 36% in Bharti Airtel (the promoter shareholding includes Singtel) lost about Rs 4,531 crore.
The IT sector witnessed the maximum downslide with the sector ending 4.3 per cent. IT bellwether Infosys Technology ended 4.73 per cent lower making its founders poorer by Rs 3,173 crore.
Meanwhile, Wipro's promoter Azim Premji who holds 194.6 cr. shares of Wipro saw his market value fall by Rs 6,626 crore. The shares tanked 2.54 per cent on the BSE.
Others in the list include, HCL promoter Shiv Nadar, who with a total of 44 crore shares in the company lost Rs 2,962 crore, DLF promoter KP Singh, whose market value fell by Rs 4,645 core, and the Jindals who saw their shares tank by Rs 2,608 crore.
Here's a look at how much their market value has changed during the week:
Globally, even the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, lost $8 billion this week (Aug 1-8), while steel magnate and Britain's richest Indian Lakshmi Mittal lost £ 2.16 billion.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, however, have been luckier with their portfolios, Gates's Microsoft Corp. dropped 5.3% this week before Friday, while Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. slid 4.3%.