Who is Gautam Adani?

Who overtook Jeff Bezos as 2nd richest person in the world

Adani was born on 24 June 1962

in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

He dropped out of college, age 18

and landed in the city of dreams, Mumbai

A year later, elder brother Mahasukh Adani summoned him back home

He had recently purchased a plastic factory and wanted Gautam to handle it.

This was the stepping stone young Gautam needed to begin his own foray into global trade.

In 1995, Adani Group succeeded in securing the contract

for privately running the Mundra Port in Gujarat.

Gautam was finally within grasping distance of his childhood dream and he managed to turn it into the largest private commercial port of India!

In 2006, Adani entered the power generation business

In May 2020, Adani won the world's largest solar bid by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) worth US$6 billion.

The 8000MW photovoltaic power plant project will be taken up by Adani Green; Adani Solar will establish 2000MW of additional solar cell and module manufacturing capacity.

2020, Adani acquired a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport

India's second busiest after Delhi.

In February 2022, he became Asia's richest person,

surpassing Mukesh Ambani

Adani is also the president of Adani Foundation

which is primarily led by his wife,

The foundation was established in 1996 by Adani Group to bring sustainable development and inclusive growth via developmental projects in post-liberalized India.

Currently, Gautam Adani serves as the President of the Foundation, while his wife, Priti Adani, serves as the Chairperson.

It began its operations around Mundra in Kutch, and now works in over 18 states that include 2250 villages.

The couple have two sons, Karan Adani and Jeet Adani.

While they do make public appearances, their presence has been largely restricted to work-related activities.

Karan Adani has been the CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ since January 2016, a role he was groomed for since 2009 when he started overseeing the development of Adani ports around the country.

Jeet Adani is over a decade younger than Karan Adani. In fact it was only in 2019 that Jeet Adani joined the Adani Group. He started working in the company’s Group CFO’s office learning the ropes and studying Strategic Finance, Capital Markets and Risk & Governance Policy.

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