Indian billionaire Gautam Adani on Friday became the second richest businessman in the world with a net worth of $ 154.7 billion (about Rs 12.34 lakh crore). According to the Forbes Real Time Billionaires List, Gautam Adani achieved this position by beating Bernard Arnault of France. This is the first time that an Asian has entered the top-2 of the Forbes Billionaires Index. Gautam Adani was only behind Elon Musk in the rankings. Tesla founder Elon Musk is at number one with a net worth of 21.83 lakh crores ($ 273.5 billion).
Bernard Arnault was third with a net worth of 12.27 lakh crores ($ 153.8 billion) and Jeff Bezos was at number four with a net worth of 11.95 lakh crores ($ 149.7 billion). However, within a few hours, Adani slipped back to number three in the real time list of Forbes and Bernard again regained his second position. Apart from Adani, Asia’s richest person, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the second Indian to feature in the top-10 list of Forbes. Mukesh Ambani is the 8th richest man in the world with a net worth of 7.35 lakh crores ($92.1 billion).