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Move over, Jeff Bezos.
India’s richest man, Gautam Adani, overtook the Amazon founder this week in the ranking of the world’s richest people.
According to lists maintained by Forbes and Bloomberg, Adani’s fortune is between $147 billion and $152 billion, which puts him at No. 2 (Bloomberg) or No. 3 (Forbes) on the lists.
Bezos currently claims a total net worth of around $147 billion, which places him third (Bloomberg) or fourth (Forbes).
A shakeup of who ranks highest among the ultra-rich saw several people skim the second spot on Friday, according to The Washington Post.
Although Adani ranks ahead of Bezos in both lists, LVMH luxury mogul Bernard Arnault is second richest in one count and fourth in the other.
The Times of India reported that Adani had increased his wealth this year by nearly $61 billion thanks to a series of deals that saw the industrialist’s portfolio expand to cement, airports, coal and Moreover. Adani is the first Asian to make it to the top three of the richest people list.
The top spot on both lists still belongs to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
In a report released earlier this year, Oxfam noted that the 10 richest men on Earth have doubled their wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic as the incomes of 99% of the world’s population have suffered.
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