Gautam Adani now 15th richest in the world

New Delhi: Gautam Adani, Adani Group Chairman, is now the 15th richest in the world after adding more than $12 billion in a massive rally in Adani Group stocks.

Adani was back in the list of top 20 richest people in the world in November following the rally in Adani Group stocks.

As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Adani is now the 15th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $82.5 billion. Adani’s wealth jumped by more than $ 12 billion following the rally in Adani Group stocks.

Adani Group market cap hit an 11-month high, reaching Rs 13.8 lakh crore in mcap in the trade.

The Adani conglomerate clinched its best-ever single-day market performance adding Rs 1.92 lakh crore in one day gains.

The strong gains also come on the heels of reports indicating that the US International Development Finance Corp (DFC) did not find the allegations of corporate fraud by short-seller Hindenburg Research relevant.

Before extending a significant loan to the conglomerate for a port project in Sri Lanka, the DFC reportedly conducted a thorough examination of the claims against the Adani Group.

All 10 stocks in the Adani group clocked gains ranging from 7-20 per cent with Adani Green Energy and Adani Energy Solutions hitting gains of 20 per cent.

The Group’s flagship company Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL) saw a staggering rise in its share price by 16.91 per cent, increasing its market valuation by a substantial Rs 48,809 crore. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) also performed solidly with a 15.3 percent gain in share price, contributing Rs 29,043 crore to the market cap.

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