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The chairman of Adani Group, Gautam Adani, beat Jeff Bezos of Amazon to take second place in the world's richest person’s rankings.
With Tesla founder Elon Musk at the Top, Adani is at number Two followed by French business magnate Bernard Arnault and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Adani's fortune soared, making him the world's second richest man, thanks to a strong rally in Adani Group stocks.
August 30 was the day when Adani surpassed Louis Vitton CEO Bernard Arnault to become the world's third wealthiest person.
Gautam Adani then becomes the first Asian to be ranked among the top three Billionaires in the world.
Adani's net worth was $155.7 billion as of September 16, 2022, according to the Forbes real-time billionaires list, an increase of $5.5 billion or nearly 4%.
The Adani Group is based in Ahmedabad. An infrastructure group which is also India's largest port operator. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited are owned by the group.
Gautam Adani aspires to be the world's largest producer of green energy and has previously stated that he will invest up to $70 billion in renewable energy projects.