Internet Desk: Gautam Adani, a prominent Indian businessman, has seen a huge increase in his earnings. Shares of various sectors of the Adani Group have risen sharply to become the richest person in the country this year (2021). Gautam Adani is ahead of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, who is vying for the No.1 spot in the world.
Adani’s net worth, valued at $16.2 billion, reached $50 billion in 2021, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Another Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in Asia to have grown his net worth by $ 8.1 billion during the same period. Adani’s earnings soared to this level in 2021, with all but one of Adani Group’s shares increasing as up as 50 percent.
It has businesses in various sectors such as ports, airports, coal mines, and power plants. Adani Enterprises has also recently set up a 1 GW capacity data center in the country. With this, Adani Group has entered the field of technology as well. Shares of Adani Total Gas Ltd. have risen 96 percent in the same year. Adani Enterprises has jumped 90% and Adani Transmission 79%. Shares of Adani Power Ltd, Adani Ports, and Special Economic Jones Ltd gained 52%. Adani Green Energy alone grew by 12%. Shares of the company rose 500% last year.