Gautam Adani is the second-richest Indian and Asian with a total worth of $81 billion, after Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Ltd.
Globally, there were 3,381 billionaires in the world, up 153 from a year ago according to a report released by M3M Harun Global Rich List. The report revealed that despite Russia-Ukraine war and continued covid-19 impact, the total wealth of global billionaires rose 4% to $15.2 trillion over the past one year.
Gautam Adani amassed the most wealth over the last one year at $49 billion, according to M3M Hurun Global Rich List. Adani added ₹6,000 crore every week over the year.
At $103 billion, Ambani is the only Indian to enter the top 10 in 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List. His wealth registered an increase of 24% over the past one year.
Gautam Adani Amassed Wealth over the last one year at $49 Billion
Notably, Falguni Nayar, founder of Nykaa was the wealthiest new entrant in the Hurun Global Rich List 2022 with a total wealth of $7.6 billion.
The report further added that with 215 billionaires residing in India and 58 new additions, the country continued to be the third-largest billionaire-producing nation in the world.
The number rises to 249 if Indian-origin billionaires are added. China has 1,133 billionaires almost five times higher than India, while the US has 716 billionaires.
“India’s billionaires have been doubling every five years, with now more than 200 in India. Interestingly, compared to five years ago, the proportion of non-residents in 2022 rich list has almost halved compared with the onshore billionaires,” said Anas Rahman Junaid, managing director and chief researcher, Hurun India.
Over the last 10 years, Indian billionaires have added about $700 billion to their cumulative wealth, which is equivalent to Switzerland’s gross domestic product (GDP) and twice the GDP of UAE.