Interesting facts about Gautam Adani
Gautam Shantilal Adani is the founder & chairman of Adani Group. Gautam Adani is a self-made billionaire. With a net worth of $62 billion, Adani is the second richest person in India.
Engaged in a wide range of businesses from coal mining, gas exploration ,logistics, renewables, energy, aerospace, defenceand oil to power generation and ports, the Adani group is one of the biggest operators of ports in the nation .His contribution to the growth of Indian infrastructure and economy are highly significant but rarely discussed in public.
Gautam Adani is slowly becoming a legend by taking his Adani Group’s businesses to new heights. . A great inspiration to the aspiring entrepreneurs, Gautam Adani has a number of interesting things about him. Here are most interesting facts that will make our eyebrows raise in admiration of this business legend.
Gautam Adani is a school dropout
Gautam Adani was a school drop out from the commerce department of CN Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad. Mumbai’s thriving diamond business attracted him. He mastered the insider tricks of the business within three years.
Gautam Adani is A great visionary
During his school days, Adani had visited Gujarat’s Kandla Port. On the same day, he decided he would build something like that in his life or even bigger than that. From that day, he chased his dream which came true in a bigger dimension.
Gautam Adani has his own road to growth
Gautam Adani was born in a family with textile business. But, he was not interested in his family business and made his first million within three years of his Mumbai life as a diamond broker. Adani was a self-made millionaire at the age of 20.
Gautam Adani was Kidnapped
In 1998, Gautam Adani was in the headline of News Papers due to his fortune. He was kidnapped by Fazlu Rehman an underworld don for a ransom of $1.5 million.
Gautam Adani Sealed a 6,000 crore deal within 100 hours
With his amazing negotiation skills, he got the Udupi Thermal Power Plant in a 6,000 crore rupees deal. The entire negotiation process lasted for not more than 100 hours.
Adani’s company is the biggest private power producer in the country
Adani power limited is the power business of the Adani Group that owns a number of thermal power plants that produce up to 4620 MW. His company is the largest private power producer and the largest solar power producer in the country.
Gautam Adani Gives about 3% of the Group’s earnings for philanthropic activities
The Adani foundation is run with 3% of the profits he makes from the Adani Group ventures. Adani Vidya Mandir School in Ahmedabad provides free education to children from low-income families.
Gautam Adani realized his childhood dream of running Port
In 1995, the Adani Group secured the contract for privately running the Mundra Port in Gujarat. Gautam turned it into the largest private port in India thus realizing his childhood dream in a manifold.
His group tops in the infrastructure segment. Adani Group is ranked as the country’s most trusted infrastructure brand in “The Brand Trust Report 2015”.
Gautam Adani escaped from Death
On 26 November 2008, Gautam Adani was having dinner at Taj Hotel Mumbai. On that day the hotel was attacked by Terrorist. Adani with other guests hid in the basement. Over 160 people were killed by the terrorists. Gautam Adani had said, “I saw death at a distance of just 15 feet.”
Gautam Adani works with a mantra
In an interview with the press , he said that he works with a mantra that steered his way towards success. Throughout his entire life, he focused on trying rather than getting obsessed with the results.
Gautam Adani is the brain behind India’s port-rail linkage policy
He approached Nitish Kumar the then Railway Minister of India and convinced him about the national importance of a scheme that would connect the country’s ports with the main railways. Following this, the port-rail linkage policy of the government was crafted.