Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has overtaken Chinese bottled water maker Zhong Shanshan to become Asia’s second-richest person.
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani and his family have earned around 10 billion rupees ($134 million) a day over the past year, making their fortune quadrupled from 1,402 billion rupees (nearly $19 billion) to 5.059 billion. rupees ($68 billion). As a result, they became the second-richest family in India and Gautam Adani, 59, rose to become the second-richest person in Asia, surpassing China’s “king” of bottled water Zhong Shanshan.
Topping the list of Asia’s richest is still billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who also holds the position of richest in India. China’s richest billionaire Zhong Shanshan temporarily dropped to third place after Gautam Adani rose to second place on the Asia’s richest list.
According to a report from IIFL Wealth-Hurun India, this is the first time that Mr. Gautam Adani and his brother Vinod Shantilal Adani have entered the list of the richest people in India in 2021. Mr. Gautam Adani increased 2 places, ranked 2nd. and Mr. Vinod Shantilal Adani’s family and his family rose 12 places to rank 8th.
Currently, the family fortune of Vinod Shantilal Adani stands at 1,316 billion rupees (nearly 18 billion USD), an increase of 21.2%. Meanwhile, India’s richest family, Mukesh Ambani earned 1.7 billion rupees a day in the past year, bringing its wealth to 7,180 billion rupees (nearly $97 billion), up 9% from last year.