How Adani making money when everyone else has been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.-Rahul Gandhi

[Edited By: Vijay]

Wednesday, 17th March , 2021 01:15 pm

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at industrialist Gautam Adani's wealth surge this year and questioned how is he making money when everyone else has been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tagging a news report in a tweet, Gandhi asked, "How much did your wealth increase in 2020? Zero. You struggle to survive while he makes Rs 12 lakh crore and increases his wealth by 50 per cent. Can you tell me why?"

The Congress leader's remarks have come after the news report said that Gautam Adani added USD 16.2 billion to his wealth taking his net worth to USD 50 billion in 2021, more than anyone else in the world.

With the biggest wealth surge, Adani has beaten Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to the report.

Gautam Adani world's biggest wealth gainer so far in 2021

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani has achieved a remarkable milestone amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as he added the highest wealth to his fortune in the world, as per the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed that so far in 2021, Adani has added $16.2 billion, taking his total net worth to $50 billion. With this surge in his wealth, Adani is now the 26th richest person in the world.

He even beat two of the world's richest individuals, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, in terms of wealth generation this year. While Musk has added $10.3 billion to his net worth so far, Bezos has seen a downturn of 7.59 billion.

The development comes at a time when the Adani Group is rapidly expanding its footprint in diversified sectors, including airports business and data centres.

Recently, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited announced that Windy Lakeside Investment Ltd, a unit of Warburg Pincus, will invest Rs 800 crore for a 0.49 per cent stake in the company.

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