Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialis

Gautam Shantilal Adani is born 24 June 1962 

who is the founder and chairman of the Adani Group 

a multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India 

Adani has been described as being close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government 

This has led to allegations of cronyism,[6] as his firms have won many energy and infrastructure contracts in India and abroad after Modi became the Prime Minister of India. 

In January 2023, following accusations of stock manipulation and fraud by American short selling activist firm Hindenburg Research 

Adani's and his family's fortune has plummeted by over 50% to an estimated US$54.2 billion, as of October 2023 

while falling to the 23rd place on the Forbes Real Time Billionaires list 

Times Magazine included him in the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022 

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