Industrialist Gautam Adani’s wealth grew virtually 4 instances from 1.04 lakh crore to Rs 5.05 lakh crore within the final one yr, making him the second richest man in Asia, in line with an inventory by analysis firm Hurun India. Reliance Industries chairperson Mukesh Ambani continued to carry the highest spot for the tenth time straight.
The IIFL Wealth Hurun India Wealthy Checklist 2021, revealed on Thursday, mentioned that the mixed market capitalisation, or the full worth of the shares, of Adani Group was Rs 9 lakh crore. It mentioned that all the industrialist’s listed firms besides Adani Energy had been valued at extra Rs 1 lakh crore.
“Gautam Adani is the one Indian to construct not one, however 5 Rs 1 lakh crore firms,” mentioned Anas Rahman Junaid, managing director and chief researcher at Hurun India.
Adani secured the second spot after overtaking Zhong Shanshan, the founding father of Nongfu Spring beverage firm, a bottled water agency in China.
Adani’s brothers Vinod Shantilal Adani additionally featured among the many prime 10 within the checklist for the primary time, transferring 12 locations to the eighth spot. His wealth tripled to Rs 1.31 lakh crore.
Different who made it to the highest 10 this yr are Hinduja Group chairperson SP Hinduja, Managing Director of the Serum Institute of India Cyrus Poonawalla, DMart founder Radhakishan Damani and Chief Government Officer of IT safety firm Zscaler Jay Chaudhry.
“Cyrus Poonawalla, whose vaccine manufacturing firm Serum Institute of India has provided almost 90% of the Covid-19 doses which were administered in India, additionally noticed his household wealth improve by 74% throughout the previous yr,” the checklist mentioned. His wealth stood at Rs 1.63 lakh crore.
The edge to make it to the checklist was internet value of Rs 1,000 crore this time. The closing date was September 15 when the change fee to the US greenback was Rs 73.46. The checklist solely incudes Indians, who’re outlined so by start or being introduced up in India. The supply of wealth included each inherited and self-made.
This yr, 1,007 people made it to the checklist, a rise of 179 from final yr. India has 237 billionaires, up from 58 final yr. The wealth of 894 people elevated or stayed the identical this yr, whereas it dropped for 113 folks.
Essentially the most variety of entrants belonged to the pharmaceutical and the petrol and petrochemical sectors. The previous had 130 people whereas the latter 98.
“In 2021, the [pharmaceutical] sector witnessed a 43% progress in cumulative wealth in comparison with 36% in 2020,” the checklist mentioned. “The pharmaceutical sector added 12 names to this yr’s checklist and added INR 3,45,900 crore wealth this yr.”