Indian billionaire Gautam Adani on Friday became the second richest businessman in the world with a net worth of $ 154.7 billion (about Rs 12.34 lakh crore). According to the Forbes Real Time Billionaires List, Gautam Adani achieved this position by beating Bernard Arnault of France. This is the first time that an Asian has entered the top 2 of the Forbes Billionaires Index.
Gautam Adani was only behind Elon Musk in the rankings. Tesla founder Elon Musk is at number one with a net worth of 21.83 lakh crores ($ 273.5 billion). Bernard Arnault was third with a net worth of 12.27 lakh crores ($ 153.8 billion) and Jeff Bezos was at number four with a net worth of 11.95 lakh crores ($ 149.7 billion). However, within a few hours, Adani slipped back to number three in the real-time list of Forbes and Bernard again regained his second position.
Ambani 8th Richest Person in the World
Apart from Adani, Asia’s richest person, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the second Indian to feature in the top-10 list of Forbes. Mukesh Ambani is the 8th richest man in the world with a net worth of 7.35 lakh crores ($92.1 billion).
Became the Third Richest Businessman 17 Days Ago
Adani became the third richest businessman in the world 17 days ago. Adani has added $78.2 billion to his net worth in 2022 alone. This is 5 times more than any businessman. He first surpassed Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani as the richest Asian in February.
Adani Net Worth was $57 Billion in April 2021
Adani joined the centibillionaires club on April 4. People with a net worth of more than $100 billion are called centibillionaires. A year ago, in April 2021, Adani’s net worth was $ 57 billion. Adani’s net worth grew the fastest in the world in the financial year 2021-2022. Adani Group has seven publicly listed companies.
Steps Taken in Cement Business Too
Earlier in May, Gautam Adani’s company had announced to buy Holcim’s Indian cement business. The deal was done for $10.5 billion. With this deal, the Adani Group rose to the second position in the Indian cement market in a jiffy.
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