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Adani becomes the world’s second richest man after overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and luxury king Bernard Arnault

Adani becomes the world’s secondri chest man :- Infrastructure czar of India Gautam Adani is now the second richest person, surpassing the other two – Jeff Bezos, the creator of Amazon and the king of luxury retail Bernard Arnault.

Adani becomes the world’s second richest man

According to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires list reckons that Adani’s net worth has risen at $154.6 billion, which puts him above Arnault who is currently a bit behind with $153.3 billion. The night before, Arnault was just a bit more than Adani.

Bezos is currently estimated to be worth $149.7 billion. His fortune has been fluctuating in the past couple of weeks.

The self-made tycoon who is close to PM Narendra Modi. Modi’s wealth is approximately $1.3 billion in advance of Arnault but the ranking is shifting rapidly.

The wealth of the 60-year-old billionaire has increased by more than $100 billion in the time since Forbes Rich List was published in March 2021. At the time, Forbes estimated that he was worth $50.5 billion.

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adani group

The last push was on Thursday, after a number of Adani Group companies once again did well on the stock exchange. One of the top performers in the group, Adani Transmission, soared to a new maximum of Rs 4,102 and climbed to Rs 123 during an afternoon when the overall market was down. A different company Adani Green, also performed well. in an outstanding performance, increasing by about 50.

The Indian billionaire was only 400 million ahead of Bezos in the evening of Wednesday, but the final push that took him over Bezos Amazon founder came much faster than many observers had anticipated.

It will be a challenge to Adani to be the richest man in the world. Elon Musk, worth an astounding $265 billion, holds the title of most wealthy man in the world in accordance with Forbes. Forbes list. The value of Musk’s shares Tesla Inc has zoomed stratospherically from $29.53 on the 3rd of January 2020, to $299.99 today.

Mukesh Ambani, who held the top spot in the country’s richest person until recent, is now from Adani, in eighth position worldwide and valued at $94.2 billion. Although he’s far behind Adani but still India’s second-richest person.

adani group
adani group

Incredibly, in march 2020 Adani stood at $8.9 as per Forbes. Adani is believed to have experienced the highest growth in chart of wealth, and the highest amount of money in this world in the last two years.

In the past it was reported that it was reported that the Bloomberg Wealth Index, which also tracks the value of the world’s wealthiest people has placed Adani in the 3rd spot and was just in the second spot, behind Bezos. The Bloomberg list is now showing Bezos still in front in the second position with a value of $152 billion. Based on Bloomberg’s Bloomberg Wealth Index, Adani is now worth $145.

Forbes placed Arnault in second place the night before. However, in Bloomberg’s Bloomberg list, however, Arnault is far behind both Bezos and Adani and is worth $135 billion.

Both lists make use of somewhat different methods of calculation, and that’s why they’ve different figures for each of those on their lists. But, Forbes, which has been keeping track of global wealth and the most wealthy people for over 36 years, is widely regarded as the standard for assessing wealth.

Adani has been in an acquisition spree in the last few months. In May, he concluded the $10.5 million deal that will buy two of the country’s most prestigious cement firms Gujarat Ambuja and ACC from the Swiss Holcim Group. This made him the second-largest cement producer. In the same time, he also announced massive expansion plans, which will place him in close competition with the Kumar Birla’s UltraTech Cement for the industry’s highest position.

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And, in one week in August, he acquired the power generator DB Power for Rs 7,200 crore. One of the group companies, Adani Logistics closed a agreement to buy the Navkar Corporation’s inland container depots in Gujarat for the sum of Rs 835 crore.

adani group
adani group

Gautam Adani this week stated that the company will invest $70 billion to construct the three gigafactories in the coming years, to increase its involvement in green energy.

Adani Group companies have been the top performers. Adani Group companies have been the most successful on the market in an year in which other companies have not even risen. For example, Adani Green has climbed 107.99 percent in the past year, and an astonishing 464 percent in the past three years. The company‘s cost-to-earnings (PE) ratio at an all-time high 767.11.

In the same way, Adani Transmission has climbed 85 percent in the past six months , and has an astonishing P/E ratio 472.70

Adani Transmission has given a incredible performance of 1,588.52 percent over the past three years. Contrastingly the Nifty 100 offered investors a return of 64.69 percent. The BSE Power Index, made up of all the companies in the power sector and has provided investors with an average of 168.44 over the course of three years.

Gautam Adani has been named the only billionaire among the top 10 globally, who’s fortunes are monitored by Bloomberg who’s fortune hasn’t slipped this year.

Incredibly, institutional investors from the US (DIIs) have a small stake in Adani Green or Adani Transmission despite their stellar stock market performance. DIIs hold 0.98 percent of Adani Green. Comparatively foreign institutional investors hold 15. The end of June saw the promoters controlled 60.50 percent in the firm.

The case of Adani Transmission, the promoters hold an 74.92 percent stake. Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) hold the 20.57 percentage stake, and DIIs just 3.22 percent.

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adani group

The Fitch Group’s unit for debt research CreditSights recently published a report saying that the business was highly over-leveraged. It also warned that “In a worst case scenario, ambitious debt-funded growth plans could eventually spiral into a massive debt trap and possibly culminate in a distressed situation or default of one or more companies, which may impact the broad Indian markets and economy,”

Adani Group responded to Fitch. Adani Group responded to Fitch by stating that it had cut its debt by more than 50% and they were within the limits of safety.

Gautam Adani

Mr. Gautam Adani is founder as Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group, which ranks as one of the top three industry conglomerates in India. Mr. Adani is a first-generation businessman is driven by his core belief of blending “Growth with Goodness” through his vision of building a nation. Each of the businesses of the Group is focused on helping to build the best infrastructure to increase the development of India.

Adani Group consists of 7 publicly traded entities that have a market capitalization in more than $242.73 billion (as as of August 29th 2022) with business areas that span Energy, Ports & Logistics, Mining & Resources, Gas, Defence & Aerospace and Airports. The Adani Group has achieved an undisputed position in India in every one of its areas of business.

For Mr. Adani nation-building is about changing the Indian coastline through the construction of ports, and logistics hubs. For him, nation-building involves enhancing the country’s energy security, and reducing the gap between rural and urban by providing electricity to millions of people living in rural areas of India. Nation-building, according to Mr. Adani includes boosting the security of food by establishing an efficient supply chain for agriculture and giving farmers the tools to grow. Each of his ventures in the field has resulted in the creation of tens of thousand of employment.

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adani group

Mr. Adani is determined to create India among the leading participants in sustainable energy through spending in the renewable ecosystem , which includes solar generation, manufacturing, and solar park companies. He hopes to make India self-sufficient in defense and security.

The Adani Group has a solid history of working with international business leaders who wish to take part in the growth of India. The international experience of these multinational companies in their respective industries together with the execution of projects and marketing capability that are the core competencies of Adani Group, has created long-lasting relationships. The partners comprise Wilmar Group, Total SA, and Elbit Systems.

Adani Foundation, the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility division, is one of his most important areas of interest. Its pan-India initiatives in the critical areas of health, education sustainable livelihoods, sustainable development and community infrastructure development affect over 3.4 million people each year in 2315 villages spread across the 18 Indian states.

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Gautam Adani’s Group has completed the acquisition of two major Indian cement companies, Ambuja Cements and ACC. The Group has become the second biggest cement player in India. Holcim completed the transaction together with Adani Grup on Friday by selling its whole part in Ambuja Cements at Rs385 per share. It also sold its stake in ACC at Rs 2,300 per share. The cash proceeds totaled 6.4 billion dollars to Holcim.

In an announcement that was issued by the Holcim, a Swiss company Holcim confirmed it has announced Group has concluded their business in India with the Adani Group, including its entire stake in Ambuja Cements with a price per share of 385 rupees as well in ACC at an average price of Rs 2,300 and resulting in cash profits in the amount of $6.4 billion. Holcim.

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adani group

Holcim has sold its complete 63.11 percent stake in Ambuja Cements, which holds the 50.05 percent stake in ACC and ACC, along with its 4.48 percent direct participation in ACC.

This acquisition strengthens Holcim’s financial position and allows Holcim to pursue its acquisition plan, based on the recent investment of more than CHF five billion in Solutions & Products, the statement stated.

Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO stated “I want to acknowledge our 10,700 Indian colleagues who have played an vital roles in the growth of Holcim’s business over time through their tireless commitment and knowledge. I am confident of the fact that Adani Group is the right location for them as and to allow our customers to grow in the coming years.

The Holcim-Adani transaction was concluded with the transfer of the entire shares of Holderind Investments to Endeavour Trade and Investment in both Ambuja and ACC.

Endeavour Trade and Investment belongs to Adani Group, while the Mauritius-based Holderind is the holding company for Holcim.

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adani group

Jenisch stated, “This divestment is another step in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, strengthening our balance sheet and giving us the firepower to continue our acquisition strategy.”

This Ambuja along with the ACC acquisition is the largest acquisition ever by Adani and India’s largest ever M&A transaction in the materials and infrastructure area.

The shares of both Ambuja as well as ACC shares fell the other day. But in the early hours in today, Ambuja shares clocked a new 52-week record of Rs550.15 before the correction.

At the BSE, Ambuja shares closed at Rs516.30 per share, down 4.19 percent. Ambuja’s market cap is Rs1,02,518.86 crore.

ACC shares dropped by 4.90 percent, to settle at Rs2614.80 per share. The market value of the company is Rs49,102.61 crore.

As regards market share, thanks to an acquisition Ambuja Cements and ACC, Adani Group holds a market value in the range of Rs1,51,621.47 million in the sector , making it the second-largest cement producer. Presently, Ultratech Cement is the biggest player, with a market worth in excess of Rs1.87 million crore.

There are speculations that Gautam Adani’s older brother Karan Adani will oversee the cement company that the family has enlarged.

Following the post-change in the management team, ACC announced that the board of directors had approved an extension to the present fiscal year until 31st March 2023, and the changes in the fiscal calendar of the Company between 1st January and 31st December of each year, to 1st April to 31st March of each year.

On Friday, according to the regulatory filing Ambuja was granted its board’s approval to issue approximately 47.75 crore warrants that are which can be converted into or exchangeable to — 1 fully paid-up equity shares with the face value of 2 Rs each Harmonia Trade and Investment on an preferential basis.

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