Gautam Adani became the second richest person in the world, overtaking Jeff Bezos

Indian multibillionaire Gautam Adani overtook American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos in the list of the richest people in the world (Bloomberg Billionaires Index), taking second place, reports Bloomberg.

It is noted that Adani “has been climbing up the wealth list at breakneck speed this year.” He started the year at number 14 and increased his net worth to almost $147 billion.

As the agency writes, the Indian tycoon became the first person from Asia to reach such a financial level.

In this rating, Adani is second only to American entrepreneur Elon Musk, whose assets are estimated at $260 billion.

It was previously reported that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton became billionaires after the death of the British Queen Elizabeth II. Their fortune is estimated at 1.1 billion pounds.

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Goyal: ‘Amazon investing to cover losses, … ‘

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday played down the $1 billion investment promised by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, saying the money was meant to cover the losses that the e-commerce player had notched up in the country and it was not “doing a favour”. He added that e-commerce companies needed to adhere to the rules “in letter and spirit”.