Gautam Adani has been named the world’s third richest person with an estimated $137bn
and becomes the first Asian person to break into the top three of the world’s wealthiest.
The only people who are richer than Gautam Adani are Tesla boss Elon Musk with an estimated $251bn fortune and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos with $153bn.
GAUTAM ADANI BUSINESS VISION
Gautam Adani had a vision for nation-building. He transformed India’s coastline by building a string of ports and logistics hubs. He also strengthened the country’s energy security and mitigated the urban-rural divide by delivering electricity to several hundreds of millions living in the hinterlands of India.
HOW GAUTAM ADANI STARTED BUSINESS
Gautam Adani exhibited entrepreneurial traits as a child. He dropped out of college after the second year to start a career. Adani learned the nitty-gritty of the business in his first job and how it changes with the market. He set up a diamond brokerage as he gained knowledge of doing Business. It was the first business that he started. Mahasukh Adani, his brother, called him back to Ahmedabad to work at the plastic factory he had started. Gautam joined the firm, and soon he was importing polyvinyl chloride, or PVC to India. He entered into the global trade arena with this business.
GAUTAM ADANI BUSINESS JOURNEY
Gautam Adani has spent the past few years expanding his coal-to-ports conglomerate. He ventured into everything from data centers to cement, media and alumina. Adani Group now owns India’s largest private-sector port and airport operator, city-gas distributor, and coal miner. Gautam Adani pledged in November to invest $70 billion in green energy to become the world’s largest renewable-energy producer.
Over the past 5 years, Adani Enterprises has invested heavily in new growth sectors that include airports, cement, copper refining, data centers, green hydrogen, petrochemical refining, roads and solar cell manufacturing.
HOW GAUTAM ADANI ACHIEVED BUSINESS GROWTH?
Gautam Adani has seen a rapid surge in his wealth that led him to the ranks of the world’s top few richest people. The main factors behind his Business Growth are Diversification of his portfolio and Mr Adani’s focus on sectors that are central to the Indian government’s economic growth ambitions.
Gautam Adani has made many smart moves to expand in many critical sectors and has been a beneficiary of government contracts in many industries where the government wants India to become self-reliant. Adani’s business expanded during COVID, which was a period of enormous volatility and it eroded the wealth of many entrepreneurs.
He has continued to expand these businesses and moved into sectors including airports, media, health care and digital services in recent years.
HOW INDIAN GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES HELPED ADANI?
The Indian Government has a heavy focus on infrastructure development over the past few years. Gautam Adani business has benefited from it. The reasons for the conglomerate to prosper are its strong relationship with the government and focus on capital-intensive businesses where there is less competition.
ADANI’S BUSINESS EXPANSION PLANS
Adani Group announced a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Ambuja Cements and its local subsidiaries from Swiss company Holcim as part of its acquisition strategy. Mr Adani had outlined plans to invest $70bn with the ambition of becoming the world’s largest renewable energy producer and to generate the cheapest hydrogen on the planet.
REASONS WHY GAUTAM ADANI IS SUCCESSFUL
Gautam Adani always took advantage of upcoming opportunities. He realized how important ports are for the growth of an economy. Adani understood the potential of merchant ports and was successful in establishing a monopoly over the segment. Today, he is the largest port owner in India and continues to build new ports in the country and abroad Adani focused on diversifying his business as the market changed. He diversified his business to segments like power generation and distribution, oil and gas exploration, logistics, port development, exporting agricultural and power products. He was quick to identify business opportunities when India’s economic philosophy changed.
He is a keen observer who understands where further demand can arise and believes in seizing the early opportunity. He understands the sectors where there is a gap between demand and supply.
IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS
Gautam Adani has emerged as the leader in infrastructure, a sector where many businessmen tried their hands. The group’s expansion has been fuelled by debt since it bets on capital-intensive sectors.
Watch the Video to find out several reasons How Adani is Becoming Richer Day By Day. In the video, I have discussed how Adani listed companies’ share prices dramatically increased in the last few years. I have discussed in the video how Gautam Adani unleashed the potential of Green energy, Solar energy in India.
Gautam Adani is considered a first-generation entrepreneur who is driven by the core philosophy of infusing ‘growth with goodness’ through his vision of nation-building”.