Gautam Adani has now secured second position by overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
New Delhi: Adani Group’s chairperson Gautam Adani has become world’s second richest person. According to the report, Gautam Adani’s wealth has surged due to a sharp rise in Adani Group stocks and now his net worth stands at $154.7 billion as of September 16 up by $5.5 billion or nearly 4 per cent0.
As per the report, Gautam adani has now taken second position by overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still the world’s richest person with $273.5 billion net worth.
It has been reported that stocks like Adani Port, Adani Enterprise and Adani Transmission have witnessed sharp rise on the BSE in Friday’s early deals following which the Indian billionaire’s net worth has surged.
In August this year, Gautam Adani had overtaken Arnault to grab the third spot and was behind Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. He overtook Bezos in a very short span. Now Arnault has reached the third with his family’s net worth falling to $153.5 billion as it slumped by $4.9 billion. Bezos stands fourth with a wealth of $149.7 that declined by $2.3 billion. Mukesh Ambani, who heads the Reliance Industries Ltd, is at the eighth spot and is worth $92 billion
In February this year, Gautam Adani had overtaken Mukesh Ambani as the richest Asian, became a centibillionaire in April and surpassed Microsoft Corp’s Bill Gates as the world’s fourth-richest person last month. He has reportedly added over $70 billion to his fortune in 2022 (YTD) so far.
It may be noted that Gautam Adani is chairperson of Adani Group which has seven publicly listed companies. These companies deal in infrastructure, mining, energy and other sectors.