Gautam Adani Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Gautam Adani Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight80 kg
Date of BirthJune 24, 1962
Zodiac SignCancer
SpousePriti Adani

Gautam Adani is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist who is well-known as the founder and chairman of the Adani Group, a multinational business conglomerate that is chiefly involved in port development, power generation, logistics, agriculture, defense, and aerospace, amongst other industrial sectors. He is also the President of the Adani Foundation, the charitable arm of the Adani Group. In 2019, Gautam was ranked as the 3rd most powerful person in India by the India Today magazine and the 2nd richest person in India by Forbes magazine.

Born Name

Gautam Shantilal Adani

Nick Name

Gautam

Chairman of Adani Group, Gautam Adani
Chairman of Adani Group, Gautam Adani (Gautam Adani / Wikimedia / CC BY-3.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Residence

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Gautam is a high school graduate and had attended the Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He then got enrolled at Gujarat University to pursue a degree in commerce but dropped out after the 2nd year of the course.

Occupation

Industrialist, Philanthropist

Family

  • Father – Shantilal Adani (Textile Merchant)
  • Mother – Shanti Adani
  • Siblings – Vinod Adani (Older Brother) (Businessman), Vasant S. Adani (Brother), Rajesh Shantilal Adani (Brother), Mansukhbhai Adani (Older Brother) (Businessman). He has 3 other siblings.
  • Others – Paridhi Adani (Daughter-in-Law), Krupa Adani (Niece), Cyril Shroff (Brother-in-Law)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Gautam Adani as seen in June 2019
Gautam Adani as seen in June 2019 (Karan Adani / Twitter)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Gautam has dated –

  1. Priti Adani – Gautam and Priti are married and have 2 sons together named Karan Adani (b. April 7, 1987) (Chief Executive Officer of Adani Ports & SEZ Limited and the Director of Adani Airport Holdings Limited) and Jeet Adani.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Gautam Adani at Adani House in Ahmedabad in January 2012
Gautam Adani at Adani House in Ahmedabad in January 2012 (U.S. Embassy New Delhi / Flickr / Public Domain)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a thick mustache
  • Stocky frame
  • Puffy face

Religion

Jainism

Gautam Adani Favorite Things

  • Hobby – Reading
  • Author – Robin Sharma

SourceWikipedia

Gautam Adani at the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2015
Gautam Adani at the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2015 (U.S. Department of State / Flickr / Public Domain)

Gautam Adani Facts

  1. Gautam’s parents were residents of the town of Tharad in northern Gujarat, close to the Pakistan border and had migrated to Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, before his birth.
  2. Although he was interested in becoming a businessman, he never wanted to join his father’s textile business and moved to Mumbai in 1978 while he was still in his teens. There, he worked as a diamond sorter for a trading company called Mahendra Brothers. He worked in the trade for a few years and even managed to set up a diamond brokerage firm at Zaveri Bazaar, a major hub for jewelry traders in Mumbai.
  3. One of Gautam’s older brothers, Mansukhbhai Adani, then requested him to handle the operations of the plastics unit that he had acquired in 1981, in Ahmedabad. Gautam accepted the invitation and the venture became a breakthrough for him as it turned to be his gateway to global trade. By 1985, he had begun the business of importing primary polymers that were raw material for several small-scale industries in India.
  4. He established Adani Enterprises Limited (then known as Adani Exports Limited) in 1988, the holding company of the Adani Group. It was initially meant to deal with only agricultural and power commodities. However, the economic liberalization of India in 1991 helped the company expand its scope and add the trading of metals, textiles, and agro products to its portfolio.
  5. In 1993, the local Government in the state of Gujarat had announced the managerial outsourcing of the Mundra Port. Gautam won the ensuing bid in 1995 and the port’s operations were handed over to the newly-formed Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) and the company became the largest private multi-port operator in India and also transformed the Mundra Port as the largest private sector port in India, in terms of cargo-handling capacity.
  6. In 1996, he launched a new company called Adani Power Limited which eventually became India’s largest private thermal power producer.
  7. Gautam is one of the survivors of the terrorist attacks that happened in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in November 2008.
  8. The Adani Foundation annually receives 3% of the profits that the Adani Group makes and the funds are utilized for several philanthropic activities, including the provision of free education to children from underprivileged families.

Featured Image by U.S. Department of State / Flickr / Public Domain

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