10 Interesting facts about Gautam Adani that you should know

Gandhinagar: Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani addresses at "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" in Gandhinagar on Jan 18, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Gautam Adani has become a legend today by taking his Adani Group’s businesses to new heights. His contribution to the growth of Indian infrastructure and economy are highly significant. Engaged in a wide range of businesses from coal mining, exploring gas and oil to power generation and ports, the Adani group is one of the biggest operators of ports in the nation. A great inspiration to the aspiring entrepreneurs, Gautam Adani has a number of interesting things about him. Here are 10 interesting facts that will make our eyebrows raise in admiration of this business legend.

1. A school dropout

Gautam Adani was a school drop out from the commerce department of CN Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad. Since long, Mumbai’s thriving diamond business allured him. He mastered the insider tricks of the business within three years.

2. An awesome visionary

During his school days, Adani visited Gujarat’s Kandla Port. On that day, he decided he would also build something like that in his life or even bigger than that. From that day, he chased his dream which came true in a bigger dimension.

3. He paved his own road to growth

Gautam Adani was born in a family owning a textile business. But, he was never interested in his family business and made his first million within three years of his Mumbai life as a diamond broker. Adani was a self-made millionaire at the age of 20.

4. Sealed a 6,000 crore deal within 100 hours

With his amazing negotiation skills, he obtained the Udupi Thermal Power Plant in a 6,000 crore rupees deal. The entire negotiation process lasted for not more than 100 hours.

5. His company is the biggest private power producer in the country

Adani power limited is the power business of the Adani Group that owns a number of thermal power plants that produce up to 4620 MW. His company is the largest private power producer and the largest solar power producer in the country.

6. Gives about 3% of the Group’s earnings for philanthropic activities

The Adani foundation is run with 3% of the profits he makes from the Adani Group ventures. Adani Vidya Mandir School in Ahmedabad provides free education to children from low-income families.

7. Through his port project, he realized his childhood dream

In 1995, the Adani Group secured the contract for privately running the Mundra Port in Gujarat. Gautam turned it into the largest private port in India thus realizing his childhood dream in a manifold.

8. His group ranks high in the infrastructure segment

Adani Group is ranked as the country’s most trusted infrastructure brand in “The Brand Trust Report 2015”.

9. He works with a mantra

In an interview with the press people, he said that he works with a mantra that steered his way towards success. Throughout his entire life, he focused on trying rather than getting obsessed with the results.

10. He is the brain behind India’s port-rail linkage policy

He approached the then Railway Minister of India Nitish Kumar and convinced him about the national importance of a scheme that would connect the country’s ports with the main railways. Following this, the port-rail linkage policy of the government was crafted.
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