Indian billionaire Gautam Adani is the third richest person in the world in the Forbes list of billionaires. His net worth soared to $ 150.8 billion on Wednesday, September 14. Adani surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune dropped nearly $ 10 billion to $ 150.2 billion after shares in the e-commerce giant fell 7% in New York.
The difference between Adani’s and Bezos’ net worth is so small that their rankings look set to change again in the future. Elon Musk always dominates the ranking with a net worth of 265.6 billion dollars, while in second position is the French fashion magnate Bernard Arnault with 165.3 billion dollars.
Gautam Adani, president and founder of the Indian conglomerate Adani Group, the richest man in Asia. Adani’s wealth nearly tripled compared to 2021, as shares of his companies benefited from rising energy prices. The Indian tycoon owns stakes in six publicly traded companies operating in the electricity, renewables and gas sectors, as well as ports. Adani became the richest person in Asia in February 2022, when he overtook Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. Adani has made a fortune in ports and commodity trading and now heads India’s third largest conglomerate with interests ranging from coal mining and edible oils to airports and media.