The list of the world's richest is shifting once again and we have a new name in the big leagues. Indian tycoon Gautam Adani has broken into the top three of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a first for an Asian.
This is certainly a momentous occasion for the businessman, who was also a college dropout. Despite setbacks, he slowly but surely built his wealth and influence over the years by expanding his coal-to-ports conglomerate to become the success he is today.
While Gautam’s influence in India, in particular, has been extremely significant, not much is known about the billionaire who maintains a low profile. Here, we’ve highlighted everything you need to know about the tycoon.
1. He Was Born Into a Family of Seven
Gautam was born in 1962 to a Muslim family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was one of seven other siblings and his father was a small textile merchant.