Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest individual, joined Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is the world’s most unique wealth membership with a fortune of no less than $100 billion, in accordance with the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. entered the rarefied group of 11 people as his conglomerate’s inventory climbed to a new height on Friday. He now has a value of $100.6 billion after his wealth elevated by $23.8 billion this yr.
Since inheriting the oil-refining and petrochemicals companies of his late father’s empire in 2005, Ambani, 64, has been looking to rework the energy company right into retail, tech, and e-commerce titan. His telecom unit, which started companies in 2016, is now the dominating service within the market. His retail and tech ventures raised about 27 billion dollars final yr, promoting stakes to traders starting from Facebook and Google to KKR & Co. and Silver Lake.
Ambani unveiled a bold push into renewable energy in June, with deliberate funding of about $10 billion over three years. And the final month, the mogul started his firm would “aggressively” pursue manufacturing of cheaper hydrogen. These plans align with PM Narendra Modi’s ambitions of making India into a world manufacturing hub for clean energy to fight local weather change and slash power imports by the world’s third-biggest oil shopper.
An oil-to-chemicals enterprise is now a separate unit, and talks are underway to get Saudi Arabian Oil Co. as an investor.
India’s billionaires are among the largest gainers on the world’s wealthy listing, as Asia’s best-performing main inventory market this yr will get a lift from a surge in IPO.
Gautam Adani, of coal-power and renewable green energy conglomerate Adani Group, has added $39.5 billion to his fortune this yr, whereas the nation’s third-richest individual, tech tycoon Azim Premji, noticed his wealth develop by $12.8 billion.