Who Is Gautam Adani? The Indian Billionaire Briefly Became The World’s No. 2 Wealthiest Person

Gautam Adani briefly became the second-richest person in the world Friday

Adani is worth $152.2 billion (by Friday afternoon ET), according to Forbes’ calculations 

The 60-year-old Adani, a self-made college dropout who first made his fortune thanks to a commodities and ports empire 

A self-described introvert, Adani has maintained a remarkably low profile for his wealth. 

Adani first appeared on Forbes’ billionaires list in 2008 

“Being an entrepreneur is my dream job as it tests one's tenacity. I could never take orders from anyone,” Adani told Forbes in 2010. 

He dropped out of college and founded Adani Enterprises as a commodities exporter in 1988. 

In September 2020,  Adani Group acquired a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport, India's second busiest.