Happy Birthday Gautam Adani: The success story of Indian industrialist Gautam Adani, who has been crowned Asia's richest person, looks filmy. Gautam Adani, who could not even complete his college studies, has drawn such a streak in the industry, which testifies to his success.
Industrialist Gautam Adani has turned 60 today. He was born on 24 June 1962. Adani, who started his first company with just Rs 5 lakh, became the king of business in almost two decades. Especially in the last 5 to 7 years, the business of Adani Group has spread rapidly.
Gautam Adani has not inherited the business, he has set the floor of success. He was born in the small town of Tharad in Gujarat in the family of Shanti and Shantaben Adani. Gautam Adani has total of 7 siblings. His father used to trade clothes.
Gautam Adani did his schooling from SCN Vidyalaya, Ahmedabad. His family had come to Ahmedabad from a small town Tharad. He speaks very slowly and comfortably. His mother tongue has been Gujarati, so he was hesitant to speak English at first.
Gautam Adani loves Gujarati cuisine. He is married to a dentist, Priti Adani, with whom he has two sons, Karan and Jeet. He is shy and avoids going to parties.
Gautam Adani had to move to Mumbai at the age of 16 to try his hand at business. In 1978, he went to Mumbai and started the diamond business. But in 1981 he returned to Gujarat and started work in his brother's plastic factory.
In 1988, he started Adani Enterprises as a commodity export-import company. Adani's business soon diversified due to economic reforms in the year 1991 and he became a multinational businessman.
The year 1995 proved to be very successful for Gautam Adani when his company got the contract to operate Mundra Port. The Government of Gujarat decided to hand over the operation of Mundra Port and SEZ in Kutch to a private company and this proved to be a turning point in Gautam Adani's life.
He got the control of this port and today it has become the largest private-sector port. Adani Power Limited came into existence in the year 1996.
He ventured into a business like Mines, Ports and Railways in Australia and Indonesia.
In the year 2010, he started a mining business in Indonesia. In 2011, the Adani Group bought Australia's Abbot Point coal terminal for $2.72 billion.
Today Adani Group's business spans diverse sectors like Energy, Ports, Logistics, Mining, Gas, Defence and Aerospace and Airports.
The companies listed on the stock exchange of the Adani Group include Adani Enterprises, Adani Green Energy, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Adani Power, Adani Transmission, Adani Total Gas Limited and Adani Wilmar.
Indian industrialist and Asia's richest man Gautam Adani, among the top-10 richest people in the world, turned 60 on Friday, June 24. On this occasion, Adani family has announced to spend 60 thousand crore rupees on social works.