Mukesh Ambani overtakes Gautam Adani to become richest Indian in the world after Hudenberg fiasco

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: February 1, 2023 04:59 PM2023-02-01T16:59:13+5:302023-02-01T16:59:13+5:30


Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has overtaken Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani to become the richest Indian in the world with a net worth of $84.3 billion, according to Forbes Real-time billionaire list for 2023.

Ambani overtook Adani after the Reliance Industries chairman's assets went up 0.19 per cent with an increase of wealth by $64 million while Gautam Adani's assets went down by 4.62 per cent with the industrialist's weath pegged at $84.1 billion according to the real time tracker of Forbes of 5 pm EST on Tuesday.

Adani who figured among the top three billionaires in the world has dropped in the ranking to number 10 just below Mukesh Ambani.

In December 2022, Louis Vuitton's founder and CEO Bernard Arnault overtook Elon Musk as the world's richest person.

This comes following a report by US short-seller Hindenburg Research on the Adani Group alleging a decades-long fraud scheme, "brazen accounting fraud, stock manipulation and money laundering".

The Hindenburg Research report raised concerns about shares of Adani group companies having a possibility of declining from their current levels, owing to high valuations.

It also said the Group's exposure to debt was a concern.

The Adani Group, however, said it was mulling legal options in the US and India against Hindenburg Research after its report accused firms owned by Gautam Adani of market manipulation and accounting fraud.

In a sharp and focused response to Hindenburg Research's report on its businesses, the Adani Group has responded to all 88 questions raised by Hindenburg including the young age of its auditors.

Hindenburg has hit back stating that the Adani Group's accusations are "baseless."

Shares of Adani Group firms fell in morning trade today.