Gautam Adani becomes world’s 2nd richest person, 

Billionaire Gautam Adani on Friday briefly surpassed French business magnate Bernard Arnault to become the world’s second richest person 

There are now two Indians in the top 10 in the Forbes list with Mukesh Ambani ranked 8th with a fortune of $92.2 billion. 

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is at number three with a net worth of $149.7 billion, 

followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($105.3 billion), Larry Ellison ($98.3 billion) and ace Wall Street investor Warren Buffet ($96.5 billion). 

It was only last month when Adani surpassed Gates to become the world’s third-richest person.  

The jump in Adani’s ranking in the Forbes is a result of the massive surge in his fortune due to Adani Group shares rallying this year. 

Except Adani and Musk, all the other billionaires in the top 10 saw a decline in their net worth on Friday.  

Adani’s fortune went up nearly $5 billion today, while Anault’s net worth slipped 1.97% by $3.1 billion. 

The key reason behind Adani climbing the ranks is the surge in Adani Group stocks in the recent past.