Last Updated: 22 Jun, 2023 | Views: 854
Profession: Business Men
Other Profession(s): Chairman, Founder of Adani Group
Famous For: Founder and chairman of Adani Group
Higher Education: Bachelor's degree in commerce at Gujarat University
Net Worth: $49.8 billion
Gautam Shantilal Adani is a millionaire industrialist from India. He is the founder and chairman of the Adani Group, an international corporation with operations and port development in Ahmedabad, India. In addition, Adani serves as the head of the Adani Foundation, which is mostly run by his wife, Priti Adani. He is the wealthiest person in India and Asia as from 20 August 2022 and ranks fourth in the world, according to Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaires List, with a net worth of US$136.6 billion.
In 1981: His older brother Mahasukhbhai Adani prompted him to run the business after he purchased a plastics facility in Ahmedabad.
In 1985: He began importing basic polymers for modest-sized businesses.
In 1988: Adani founded Adani Exports, the holding company for the Adani Group that is currently known as Adani Enterprises.
In 2020: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) awarded Adani the largest solar bid in the world worth US$6 billion.
In 2022: He surpassed Mukesh Ambani to become the wealthiest person in Asia.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2006: Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone, part of the Adani Group, was awarded the Lloyd's List Port Authority Award in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.
In 2007: Gujarat's Chief Minister awarded Gautam the Excellence in Management Award.
In 2008: Following the performance examination of more than 500 organisations, he was given the Rolta Corporate Award for outstanding achievement in Trading.
Gautam Adani dropped out of CN Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad to pursue a career in Mumbai's lucrative diamond industry.
The Udupi Thermal Power Plant was acquired with his amazing negotiation skills in a deal worth 6,000 crores of rupees.