Gautam Adani


Gautam Adani Bio

Who is Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani is an Indian business tycoon who is the chairman and founder of Adani Group. He founded The Adani Group in 1988 as a Partnership firm with a capital of 5 lacs.

Early Life (Childhood)

Gautam Adani was born in a Gujarati Jain family to, Shantaben and Shantilal Adani who had migrated from the town of Tharad in northern Gujarat in search of a livelihood. He did his schooling from Seth C.N. Vidyalya School in Ahmedabad. Later, he studied at Gujarat University but only till his second year for a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce as he was a university dropout.

Interesting Facts

As of June 2016, Forbes has estimated Adani’s net worth to be around $4 billion. He founded the Adani Power Limited, the power business subsidiary of Adani Group, in 1996. The company is India's largest private power producer and also the largest solar power producer of India.

Personal Life

Gautam Adani is married to Priti Adani who is a dentist and heads Adani Foundation as a Managing Trustee. They have two sons - Karan Adani and Jeet Adani.


In January 2014 the Adani Foundation was awarded the 3rd Annual Greentech CSR Award.


During the time of 2014 Loksabha elections of India, Gautam Adani was accused of various controversies. He was being accused of supporting Narendra Modi for his campaign in Bharatiya Janata Party.