Gautam Adani becomes second richest man in the world

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Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has now become the second richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon's Jeff Bezos and France's Bernard Arnault, according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List.


  • Adani's wealth is estimated to be worth around $155.7 billion.
  • He is now only behind Elon Musk whose net worth is estimated at around $273.5 billion.

  • Wealth of Adani jumped $5.5 billion or 3.64 per cent on 16 September following a rally in Adani Group stocks, seven of which are listed on Dalal Street.

  • Bernard Arnault is now the third richest in the world with his family's net worth of around $155.2 billion.

  • Adani has also surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who is now in fourth place with a net worth of $149.7 billion.

  • Adani surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the richest Asian in February for the first time, surpassing Microsoft Corp's Bill Gates in August as the world's fourth richest person.

  • Gautam Adani is the founder of conglomerate Adani Group, the largest port operator in India. 

Other billionaires in top 10 list :

  • Bill Gates ($105.3 bn), Warren Buffett ($96.5 bn), Mukesh Ambani ($92.6 bn), Google co-founders Larry Page ($89 bn) and Sergey Brin ($85.4 bn).

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