Gautam Adani Surpasses Mukesh Ambani in Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2024 – India’s New Wealth Leader


Mumbai  : The Gautam Adani has surpassed Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries, to become India’s wealthiest individual. This revelation comes from the recently released Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2024, listing the world’s 500 wealthiest individuals.

Wealthy Ranks: Adani Claims the Crown

As of January 5, 2024, Mukesh Ambani’s total net worth has been recorded at a staggering $97 billion, while Gautam Adani has achieved a slightly higher position with a total net worth of $97.60 billion. This places Adani at the 12th position, leaving Ambani trailing at the 13th spot. Notably, Adani now holds the title of the richest person in Asia, marking a substantial growth in the net worth of the Adani Group’s leader.

Global Titans: Musk Retains Top Spot

However, the crown for the world’s wealthiest individual remains firmly on Elon Musk’s head, the CEO of Tesla, with a colossal total net worth of $220 billion. The top 10 wealthiest individuals predominantly hail from the United States, primarily heading leading technology companies.

  1. Elon Musk: $220 billion
  2. Jeff Bezos (Amazon): $196 billion
  3. Bernard Arnault (LVMH): $178 billion
  4. Bill Gates (Microsoft): $138 billion
  5. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook): $138 billion
  6. Warren Buffett: $122 billion

Adani and Ambani: Pioneers in Indian Business

In the list of the world’s richest, Adani’s 12th position and Ambani’s 13th showcase the dominance of Indian business moguls on the global stage. Both entrepreneurs have played pivotal roles in shaping the Indian business landscape.

  1. Gautam Adani (12th): $97.60 billion
  2. Mukesh Ambani (13th): $97 billion

Beyond the Billionaires: Shaping the Global Economy

While Adani and Ambani stand out in the top ranks, it’s interesting to note that only four personalities outside the United States have secured positions in the top 50 of the list. Apart from Adani and Ambani:

  • Shapoor Mistry (38th): $34.6 billion
  • Shiv Nadar (45th): $33 billion

India’s Business Titans on the Global Stage

In conclusion, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2024 not only reflects the wealth accumulation of individuals but also underscores the influence of Indian business leaders globally. Adani’s rise to the top in India and Asia, along with Ambani’s sustained presence among the wealthiest, highlights the dynamic and thriving nature of India’s business landscape.


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