Indian billionaire Gautam Adani became the world’s second richest person today, but only for a brief period. The 60-year-old chairman of Adani Group surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault to grab the second spot with a net worth of $154.7 billion, before being pushed back to the third position by the LVMH chairman and CEO Arnault.
Tesla chief Elon Musk remains the wealthiest person with a net worth of $273.5 billion. Gautam Adani’s net worth now stands at $152.6 billion, and he is now the first Asian to be ranked among the top three billionaires globally. He is now just $1 billion shy of becoming the second richest person in the world, behind Bernard Arnault of LVMH. In 2022 so far, Adani has nearly doubled his wealth.
World’s top 10 richest people:
- Elon Musk: $273.5 billion
- Bernard Arnault: $153.6 billion
- Gautam Adani: $152.6 billion
- Jeff Bezos: $149.7 billion
- Bill Gates: $105.2 billion
- Larry Ellison: $98.3 billion
- Warren Buffett: $96.5 billion
- Mukesh Ambani: $91.6 billion
- Larry Page: $89 billion
- Sergey Brin: $85.4 billion
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