India’s Gautam Adani becomes first Asian to be ranked world’s third richest person

Indian industrialist Gautam Adani became the world’s third richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index on August 30, the first time an Asian has ranked in the top three.

Adani has seen his net worth more than double to $137.4 billion in the last year, rising 20 spot on the index to now rank just behind Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg News reported.

Adani, 60, made his fortune on ports and commodities trading and now operates India’s third largest conglomerate with interests ranging from coal mining and edible oils to airports and new media.

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