Gautam Adani, Asia’s second-richest person, made $49 billion
According to the 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List released on Wednesday, 16 March, India’s second richest man Gautam Adani became richer by $49 billion in 2021, higher than the total addition of wealth of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bernard Arnault.
M3M Hurun Global Rich List said in a statement, “Gautam Adani, 59, is the biggest gainer in the M3M Hurun Global List 2022 and added USD 49 billion to his wealth last year. His net wealth addition is “more than top three global billionaires such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault.”
The statement said that the 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List ranked 3,381 billionaires from 2,557 companies and 69 countries.
Adani who is the head of the ports-to-energy conglomerate Adani Group, is a close second, with his wealth surging 153 percent to $81 billion after Mukesh Ambani, the richest Indian.
Mukesh Ambani, who runs the oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, continues to be the richest Indian with a wealth of $103 billion, a 24 percent rise year on year.
HCL’s Shiv Nadar is ranked third with USD 28 billion wealth, followed by Serum Institute’s Cyrus Poonawalla (USD 26 billion) and steel magnate Lakshmi N Mittal ($25 billion).
Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar ($7.6 billion) is the wealthiest new entrant in the Hurun Global Rich List 2022.
The statement said Adani is the biggest wealth gainer in the 2022 list, followed by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and founder and CEO of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, Bernard Arnault ($39 billion addition)
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