Gautam Adani, Indian businessman and Chairman of Adani Group, was born in 1962, June 24 in Ahmadabad, India to a Gujarati Jain Family. He did his schooling from the Seth C. N. Vidyalya school in Ahmadabad and enrolled at Gujarat University. Later he dropped his studies and at the age of 18 came to Mumbai to make living. He worked as a diamond sorter for two years and at the age of 20, he started his own diamond brokerage outfit. After one year, his elder brother Munshkhbhai opened a plastic unit in Ahmadabad and handed over the responsibility to him. Soon, he began global trading by importing important raw material of manufacturing plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride. The business grew tremendously and today Adani Group is multi-billion dollar company that diversified its interests in Energy Logistics, infrastructure and Oil and Gas Exploration. He purchased Beechcraft jet in 2005 and after two years he purchased Hawker in 2007. Since 2007, he has been the Chief Executive officer of Mundra and Special Economic Zone Limited.
According to Forbes Magazine, as of March 2012, Gautam Adani was India’s 11th richest man whose net worth stood at $5.4 billion. He is called to be among 100 most influential business men worldwide in shipping trade and developing shipping related infrastructure. He has also been recognized for his establishing modern Mundra port which was selected as the best port in 2006 by the reputed and oldest British publication for shipping business, Lloyd.
Adani Group actively helps in improving fundamental education, promoting health and developing infrastructure in rural areas across India.