Born On: 24th June 1962
Title: Chairman Adani Group
Gujrati’s across the world are famous for their superior businessman qualities. One such exemplary Businessman is Gautam Adani. He is a self made entrepreneur who has set up a $8 billion empire, only through dedication, hard work and brain power.
At the age of 18 Gautam went to Mumbai to make a living. After working with Mahindra brothers for 2 years, he started his own diamond brokerage business and made a million in the first year itself.
After this his brother insisted him to come to Gujarat and help him in his business. Soon, Gautam started trading PVC. In 1988, he established Adani Exports limited that raded in variety power and agricultural commodities.
Eventually, Adani group became a globally integrated infrastructure player with businesses spanning coal trading, coal mining, oil & gas exploration, ports, multi-modal logistics, power generation & transmission and gas distribution. It is the largest private thermal and solar power producer of the country. It is also, the first company in India to obtain the supercritical technology.
In 1996, Gautam started with his CSR initiative called Adani Foundation. He contributes 1% of total revenue every year at the foundation that runs to ensure sustainable development of people residing in a group. He has also been recognized for establishing the modern Mundra port which was selected as the best port in 2006.
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