ET Now reporting that Amazon.com Inc. is in early talks for a stake in Reliance's retail division.
Mr Ambani cracked the group of the 10 richest people just last month. Two weeks ago, he surpassed Warren Buffett, now ranked No. 7. He overtook Elon Musk and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page days later.
The world's second-wealthiest Asian is Tencent Holdings Ltd. co-founder Pony Ma, who currently ranks 18th. Billionaires from the region have outperformed their peers from elsewhere this year, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, according to the Bloomberg index, a ranking of the world's 500 richest people. The wealthiest Asian tycoons have increased their collective fortune by 18 per cent, compared with gains of 7 per cent for their counterparts in the U.S. and Canada.
While Mr Ambani's rise has been remarkable, Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos's fortune has surged the most this year, adding $62.7 billion.
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