The Indian businessman gained more billions this year than even Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, pushing China’s Zhong Shanshan into thirdHe reportedly owns three private jets, three helicopters and luxury cars including a BMW 7 Series Limousine, a Rolls-Royce Ghost and a Ferrari California
Gautam Adani has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a dropout from a bachelor’s degree in commerce at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Now at the helm of the Adani Group – which is involved in numerous industries including power generation, oil, real estate and infrastructure – Adani has overtaken Chinese bottled water tycoon Zhong Shanshan to become the second-richest man in Asia.
Forbes reports that his wealth grew to US$66.2 billion due to the rapid rise in share prices of companies under the Adani Group. Bloomberg even reported that Adani beat fellow billionaire Elon Musk for the biggest growth in wealth in 2021.