The third richest billionaire in the world and his 10 most expensive properties

Hindi DNA: From dropping out of college to starting his own diamond business, the journey of Gautam Adani, owner of Adani Enterprises, is an inspiration to all. Apart from his journey from a common man to a business tycoon with a net worth of $137 billion, Gautam Adani’s top assets also remain the center of attraction for everyone. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Gautam Adani has become the first Asian to become the third richest billionaire in the world. His company has a major presence in port, power, green energy and other industries. We also tell you which are the most expensive assets owned by India’s richest billionaire in Asia.

400 crore house in Delhi
In 2020, Gautam Adani bought a mansion worth Rs 400 crore in Delhi from Lutyens. The property, spread over 3.4 hectares of land, is considered one of the most expensive offerings in the group. Gautam Adani had to make an upfront payment of Rs 265 crore and the balance Rs 135 crore as legal expenses. This brought the value of the property to Rs 400 crore. Apart from this haveli, Adani also owns a bungalow in Gurgaon.

He also has a house in Ahmedabad. This is where he and his family reside. It is located in a posh colony in Ahmedabad. Not much information is available about the mansion as Gautam Adani prefers to keep his property and personal property secret. The haveli is decorated with big trees around. It is also surrounded by beautiful open courtyards. Gautam Adani lives in this house with his wife Preeti Adani, sons Karan and Jeet Adani and daughter-in-law.

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Private jets and helicopters
If there’s one thing that makes news more than Gautam Adani’s companies and industry, it’s his list of luxury private jets, cars and helicopters. The businessman travels mainly in his private jets, which include a Bombardier, a Beechcraft and a Hawker. The capacity of these large jets is around 100 passengers. In particular, the Bombardier can carry 8 passengers at a time. The luxurious and beautiful Beechcraft can accommodate 37 passengers at a time without compromising its luxury. The third Hawker aircraft can carry 50 passengers at a time. According to some reports, his cheapest private jet cost about 15.2 million rupees in India. Apart from three jets of luxury jets, the owner of Adani Enterprise also has three helicopters for his short trips. He is most often seen in his AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. Powered by two engines, the helicopter can carry 15 people and travel at a speed of 310 km/h. Not much is known about his other two helicopters.

Big collection of super luxury cars
Adani also has a long list of luxury cars compared to helicopters and jets. A red Ferrari worth 3.5 million rupees and a luxurious BMW 7 (costing between 1 to 3 million rupees) are two of his most popular and seen cars.

ship
Due to its large presence in almost all sectors, Adani Enterprise has about 17 vessels to ensure transportation of fuel and other materials. The special thing is that in 2018, Gautam Adani has named two of his newly purchased ships after his niece. The two vessels, M/W Vanshi and M/W Rahi, were built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corporation of South Korea. Adani Enterprises is one of the leading coal importers in India. The purchase of these vessels helps the company strengthen its logistics infrastructure.

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airport
Gautam Adani is a major player in some of India’s biggest airports. In 2021, Minister of State for Civil Aviation General VK Singh (Retd) informed that of the eight airports leased under the public private partnership model, Gautam Adani owns a total of seven airports in the India Adani Enterprise Limited has stakes in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru airports. The company entered the airport sector in 2019, but it took only three years for Adani Enterprises to get the rights to operate the six airports for 50 years.

Australian coal mine

Adani owns and operates the Carmichael Mine, one of Australia’s largest coal mines. Australian coal mines could reportedly import 10 million tonnes of thermal coal annually over the next three decades. The project was proposed in 2010, but became embroiled in legal arguments and opposition from environmentalists around the world as part of the resistance to fossil fuels. Amid strong criticism and global calls for action against the deal, Adani began exporting high-grade coal from the mine in 2021.

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Port
According to Adani Ports and Logistics, the company has a total of 13 ports in India. With this, his port operating company, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited, has become the largest private port operating company in India. The company accounts for 23 percent of the country’s port capacity, reflecting Adani’s influence in India’s trade and logistics infrastructure. Not only that, the company also owns the port at Abbot Point Terminal, which was acquired on a 99-year lease from the Queensland Government in 2011.

green energy
Not limited to fossil fuels alone, Adani with its various companies aims to become a major producer of renewable energy. As of now, Adani Green Energy Limited has the status of being one of the largest renewable companies in India. It currently has a project portfolio of 20,434 MW. The company invests heavily in solar and wind farming projects in India.

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Adani in search of gas in India
By now, Adani’s major assets and businesses would have given an idea about the company’s aim to make India an energy self-sufficient nation. Its joint venture with Welspun Enterprises Limited works for the exploration and development of natural gas reserves in India. In 2021, the company claimed to have discovered natural gas reserves off the coast of Mumbai. The 714.6 km² wide block is located in the Tapti-Daman sector of the Bombay Marine Basin.

Adani’s foray into franchise cricket
He may not be a major asset for the company, but he has the potential to enhance Adani’s presence in franchise cricket. The Adani Group’s Adani Sportsline made its first investment in the Cricket B franchise in May 2022 to acquire the rights to own and operate a franchisee in the UAE’s premier T20 league. Two months later, the company made its second investment by acquiring Gujarat Giants, a Legends League cricket team. Legends League Cricket is a world T20 cricket championship featuring recently retired international cricketers who are still playing competitive cricket. The first season was held in January 2022 in Oman between three teams.

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