Gautam Adani becomes richest Indian; net worth touches $100 billion
Adani is at 10th position in the Index, while Mukesh Ambani is just behind him at 11th position with a net worth of $99 billion.
Gautam Adani, the chairman of Adani Group, has overtaken Reliance Industries CMD Mukesh Ambani to become
the richest Indian with a net worth of $100 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Adani is at 10th position in the Index, while Ambani is just behind him at 11th position with a net worth of $99 billion.
Adani has added $23.5 billion to his net worth year-to-date (YTD), the highest in the list.
Meanwhile, Ambani added $9.03 billion to his net worth in the same period.
Both the industrialists are betting big on green and renewable energy, in consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for India.
Adani also declared last year that his group, which already has a presence in renewable energy, would invest $20 billion
in renewable energy generation, component manufacturing, transmission and distribution over the next decade.
Meanwhile, Tesla's Elon Musk continues to be the richest men in the world with a net worth of $273 billion
followed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos at the second spot with $188 billion of net worth.
fLVMH owner Bernard Arnault is on the third spot ($148 billion), while Microsoft co-founder
Bill Gates is on the fourth spot ($133 billion), as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index.