10Gautam Adani - $7.3 billion
52 year-old Gautam Adani founded Adani Group in 1988 and is the biggest shareholder of Adani Enterprises. Adani Enterprises is a publicly traded business that has interests in coal mining, power and ports and trades in textiles, metals, energy and agricultural products. The company also
manufactures cooking oil together with Wilmar, the world's largest palm oil processor. With more than 33 years of business experience, Gautam Adani is an Indian entrepreneur who has led the Adani group from a modest background to create a $8 billion professionally managed empire in a relatively short period of time. Adani is interested in generating national wealth and development. He is acutely aware of India’s infrastructural needs and so focuses on developing ports, power plants, transmission lines and mining.