The Forbes list is currently headed by SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk whose net worth stands at $273.5 billion. He is followed by Adani, Arnault and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (net worth $$149.7 billion), the data showed.

He is the chairman and founder of Adani Group, an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India.

Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist.

Adani has overtaken Amazon's Jeff Bezos to secure the second richest spot, and now trails Tesla's Elon Musk.

He owns 75% stakes in Adani Enterprises, Adani Power and Adani Transmissions, according to March 2022 stock exchange filings. He also owns about 37% of Adani Total Gas, 65% of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone and 61% of Adani Green Energy.

Gautam Adani becomes 2nd richest after Elon Musk, Forbes reports net worth of USD 159.9bn