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Asia’s richest and second richest persons are now Indians

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Billionaire Gautam Adani has edged past Chinese tycoon Zhong Shanshan to become the second-richest Asian, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. China’s Zhong was the richest Asian till February when he lost the crown to Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest person and chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd.

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However, while Ambani lost $175.5 million this year, Adani’s wealth surged by $32.7 billion to touch $66.5 billion, against Zhong’s $63.6 billion. Ambani’s total wealth now stands at $76.5 billion, making him the 13th richest in the world, followed by Adani at 14th.

Bloomberg Billionaires Index on May 21, 2021:

Rank Name Net Worth Country
 1 Jeff Bezos $189B US
 2 Elon Musk $163B US
3 Bernard Arnault $162B France
 4 Bill Gates $142B US
 5 Mark Zuckerberg $119B US
  6 Warren Buffet $108B US
 7 Larry Page $106B US
 8 Sergey Brin $102B US
 9 Larry Ellison $91.2B US
10  Steve Ballmer $89.2B US
11 Francoise Bettercourt Meyers $87.2B France
12 Amancio Ortega $82.4B Spain
13 Mukesh Ambani $76.3B India
14 Gautam Adani $67.6B India
15 Zhong Shanshan $65.6B China

About Bloomberg Billionaires Index

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index comprises a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, based on their net worth. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York.

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