Sixth Bloomberg 50 Report: Gautam Adani becomes world’s busiest dealmaker


Gautam Adani has topped the list of people whose wealth witnessed the maximum rise globally during this year. Adani, who is already the third-richest person in the world, was included in the “Sixth Bloomberg 50” report, which examines those in business, politics, science and technology, finance, and entertainment whose accomplishments deserve recognition. With an estimated net worth of $134 billion and interests in everything from Australia’s busiest ports to India’s coal mines, 60-year-old Gautam Adani is the third-richest person in the world.

His personal wealth increased by $49 billion this year, surpassing that of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Adani is expanding his infrastructure business, which has surpassed Jeff Bezos in net worth with a current valuation of $125.5 billion. He has been the busiest dealmaker this year, paying $10 billion for the Indian operations of Swiss cement giant Holcim Ltd.