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Ranks and Reports about Billionaires

1. Forbes’ Global 2000 – public companies worldwide 2022

Forbes Global 2000 ranks the largest companies globally using four metrics: sales, profits, assets, and market value. 

  • India
Company Rank
Reliance industries 53
SBI 105
HDFC 153
  • Globally
Bershire hathaway 1
Industrial and commercial bank of china 2
Saudi Arabian oil company 3

2. Forbes billionaires 2022 list 

Rank Name Net Worth Company ,Country
1 Elon Musk $219 B Tesla, United States
2 Jeff Bezos $171 B Amazon, United States
3 Bernard Arnault & family $158 B LVMH, France
4 Bill Gates $129 B Microsoft, United States
5 Warren Buffett $118 B Berkshire Hathaway, US
10 Mukesh Ambani $90.7  B Reliance Ind Ltd, India
  • America has most number of billionaires at 735 worth a collective net worth of $4.7 trillion.
  • China (including Macau and Hong Kong) remains number two, with 607 billionaires worth a collective $2.3 trillion. 

3. Hurun Richest Self-Made Women list 2022

Top 3 on the list:

  1. Wu Yajun co-founder of Longfor (China has topped the list)
  2. Fan Hongwei, Chairman/President, Hengli Petrochemical Co Ltd (China)
  3. Wang Laichun of Luxshare Precision Industry (China).

Indian Scenario:

  • Falguni Nayar,  Nykaa, is ranked 10th with a wealth of USD 7.6 billion. 
  • Radha Vembu, Zoho, is the second-richest self-made woman billionaire in India with US$ 3.9 bn & ranked 25th in the global list. Radha Vembu is top in India, and second across the world, in the list of Biggest Risers.
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics, is 26th on the list, down two places from last year. She has a wealth of US $3.8 bn.
  • There are 124 Self-Made Women Billionaires in World and China contributes to two-thirds of the world’s self-made women billionaires with 78 followed by the United States with 25 and the United Kingdom with 5.

4. Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022

Chairman and Managing Director of Serum Institute of India(SII), Dr Cyrus S. Poonawalla has topped the Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022 and became the richest billionaire in the healthcare sector 2022. He has topped the list with a new value of USD 26 billion (up 41%). Cyrus Poonawalla is followed by Thomas Frist Jr & Family of HCA Healthcare, Li Xiting and Xu Hang of Mindray at the 2nd position with a net value of USD 19 billion. Dilip Shanghvi & Family, of the Sun Pharmaceuticals, is at the 5th position with a net worth of USD 18 billion.


China (34) has the most healthcare industry billionaires, followed by the United States of America (16), Switzerland (15), Germany (11), and India (9).

Ranks Related Sports

Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes 2022

  1. Lionel Messi: $130 million
  2. LeBron James: $121.2 million
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo: $115 million

Government-Related Ranks and Reports

1. Unemployment rate-The National Statistical Office (NSO) data has revealed that the unemployment rate for people above 15 years in urban areas slipped from 10.3% to 8.7% between October and December 2021.

  • Joblessness or unemployment rate (UR) is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labour force.

2. Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020

The Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020, based on birth and death reports, has been released by the central government. According to the data, the number of registered births declined from 2.48 crore in 2019 to 2.42 crore in 2020, representing a 2.40 percent decrease. According to the Vital Statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System’s report for 2020, the number of registered deaths increased by 6.2 percent from 76.4 lakh in 2019 to 81.2 lakh in 2020.

3. State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I

NITI Aayog has launched the State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I. 

The State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I ranks the states’ performance on 6 parameters, namely, (1) DISCOM’s Performance (2) Access, Affordability and Reliability of Energy (3) Clean Energy Initiatives (4) Energy Efficiency (5) Environmental Sustainability; and (6) New Initiatives.

Top Three States among Larger States Category Top Three States among Smaller States Category Top Three UTs
Gujarat Goa chandigarh
Kerela Tripura Delhi
punjab manipur Daman & Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Education-based Ranks and Reports

1. The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the 2022 edition of its Impact Rankings.

  • 8 Universities from India are placed in the top 300 universities in the world. 
  • The ranking is topped by Western Sydney University (Australia); followed by Arizona State University (The US), Western University (Canada). 
  • Key points:
  • India is the joint fourth most-represented nation across the rankings, with 64 universities featuring in total (the same number as Turkey).
  • In South Asia, India breaks through into the world’s top 50, with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham claiming 41st place in the overall table. Lovely Professional University makes the top 100 at joint 74th place in the overall table.

Calcutta University has been ranked first among all the central and state-aided public universities in the country by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022. 

2. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022- 12th edition

QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, the subject-wise rankings of institutes across the world are compilations of multiple lists. 

Top institutes under each category:

Category Top Institute(Rank 1)
Arts and Humanities University of Oxford(UK)
Engineering and Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Life Sciences & Medicine Harvard University (USA)
Natural Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)(USA)
Social Sciences & Management Harvard University(USA)

Indian Institute:

Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)-Bombay ranked 65th and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Delhi ranked 72nd, are the only Indian institutes to be featured among the top 100 ranks under the Engineering and Technology category. IIT Bombay has scored 79.9 and IIT Delhi has scored 78.9.

Top 3 QS World University Rankings 2022:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. The University of Oxford
  3. Stanford University & the University of Cambridge.

International Organization Indexes and Reports

1. 20th World Press Freedom Index 2022

  • Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released the 20th World Press Freedom Index 2022, which assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories. 
  • Key points of the Index:
  • India’s ranking in the Index has fallen down to 150th position from last year’s 142nd rank.
  • The ranking of India’s neighbours, except that of Nepal, has also slid down, with the index placing. Nepal has climbed up by 30 points in the global ranking at 76th position.
  • Pakistan at 157th position, Sri Lanka 146th, Bangladesh 162nd and Maynmar at 176th position.
  • Norway (1st) Denmark (2nd), Sweden (3rd) Estonia (4th) and Finland (5th) grabbed the top positions, while North Korea remained at the bottom of the list of the 180 countries and territories.

2. Trends in World Military Expenditure Report 2021 by  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report

India’s military expenditure is the third highest in the world behind the US and China. Military spending in India is amounting to $76.6 billion in 2021 which grew by 0.9% from 2020. Russia has also increased its military expenditure for the third consecutive year.

The five largest spenders in 2021 were the US, China, India, the UK (United Kingdom) and Russia, together accounting for 62% of expenditure.

3. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper

The extreme poverty rate in India fell from 22.5% in 2011 to 10.2% in 2019 as per World Bank Policy Research Working Paper. This represents a decline of 12.3 percentage points in extreme poverty count between 2011 to 2019 in the country. The decline in rural areas was much higher than in urban areas.

While the reduction in rural poverty dropped by 14.7 percentage points, the poverty in urban areas dropped by 7.9 percentage points. The paper titled ‘Poverty has Declined over the last decade But Not As Much As Previously Thought’ was jointly authored by economists Sutirtha Sinha Roy and Roy van der Weide.

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