Veteran industrialist Gautam Adani has overtaken China’s Zhong Shanshan to become the second richest person in Asia. The Adani Group companies benefited tremendously for the second consecutive day in the domestic stock market. According to figures given on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Gautam Adani has a net worth of $ 66.5 billion. At the same time, China’s Zhong Shanshan has total assets of $ 63.6 billion. At present, the richest person in Asia is Mukesh Ambani. He is the 13th richest person in the world, while Gautam Adani has now become the 14th richest man in the world. Zhong Shanshan of China, with a net worth of $ 63.7 billion, is now ranked 17th in the world’s rich list. Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani now have a difference of only $ 10.4 billion in their net worth. Mukesh Ambani’s net worth has decreased by $ 175.5 million so far this year, while Gautam Adani’s wealth has increased by $ 32.7 billion this year.
Zhong’s net worth has decreased by $ 14.6 billion this year. Let us tell you that in the beginning of 2021, Zhong Shanshan was the sixth richest person in the world. Apart from this, another Chinese businessman Ma Huateng has also come in 21st in the world and fourth in Asia with a net worth of $ 60.5 billion.
Gautam Adani’s wealth has increased significantly due to the tremendous rise in the shares of Adani Group companies in the last one year. The shares of Adani Green Energy, Adani Enterprises, Adani Total Gas and Adani Transmission have gained manifold in the past 6 months.