Rather discreet, Gautam Adani is actually a formidable businessman who walks on the toes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Aged 60, this Indian entrepreneur made his fortune in the port industry and the trade in raw materials. In 1988, he created Adani Enterprises, an Indian multinational active in the production of electricity, particularly from coal. At the head of India’s biggest edible oil brand, this Indian tycoon also performs well on the stock market by owning shares in six companies.
Last February, Gautam Adani became Asia’s richest person by overtaking fellow Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, whose current net worth of $93.4 puts him at 8th world rank. Presented as an autodidact, the leader of Adani had doubled his fortune last year, grabbing more than twenty places in the ranking of the greatest fortunes in the world. The businessman has also been the richest billionaire for the past year.
A rise that propels him to the second richest person in the world according to the ranking of billionaires in real time of Forbes. Still far from being able to match Tesla CEO Elon Musk, at the head of a $273.5 billion war chest, Gautam Adani has a fortune of $155.5 billion in his hands . Gautam Adani is ahead of Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH and Jeff Bezos, chairman and founder of Amazon, whose fortune has plummeted to $148 billion.