Gautam Adani, an ordinary boy from Ahmedabad, Gujrat became one of the famous business tycoon of India. Despite of being born in a lower middle-class Jain family, he wanted to climb the ladder of unending success. He completed his schooling from Seth CN Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad and then enrolled himself for as bachelor’s degree in Commerce at Gujarat University. His father was a textile merchant, but he was never interested in his father’s business. After studying for a year in college, Gautam realised that academics is not his cup of tea and he dropped out in his 2nd year of college.
“I could never take order from anyone.”
Gautam Adani This is famous quote by Gautam Adani which he followed in his life. After dropping out from college, he decided that he will do something better in his life. He went to Mumbai- City of dreams with barely money in his pocket. As soon as he reached Mumbai, he started working as a diamond sorter for Mahindra Brothers. After working for few years, he started his own own diamond brokerage firm at Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai. This was his first step towards becoming a billionaire. Afterwards, Gautam Adani never looked back. After two years, his older brother, Mahasukh Adani, bought a plastic unit in Ahmedabad and requested him to return home and manage the operations. This venture turned out to be Adani’s gateway to global trading through polyvinyl chloride (PVC) imports. Economic liberalisation proved to be a blessing to Gautam. Using the situation created in the markets to his advantage, he established Adani Exports Limited, now known as Adani Enterprises Limited. After that he started expanding the businesses into trading of metals, textiles, and agro products. Since then, the Adani Group has emerged as a diversified Energy and Logistics conglomerate with key interests in Power Generation and Transmission, Coal Trading and Mining, Gas Distribution, Oil and Gas Exploration as well as Ports and Special Economic Zones. Despite owning this business giant with a flagship of over several billion dollars, Gautam never forgets his humble beginnings. Thus, he makes it a point to give back to society. With the support of his wife, Priti Adani, a dentist and Managing Trustee of Adani Foundation, the Adani Group is tied to a number of philanthropic organisations associated with Education, Community Health, Sustainable Livelihood Development and Rural Infrastructure Development. His vision is to “accomplish passionate commitment to the social obligations towards communities, fostering sustainable and integrated development, thus improving quality of life.” This was the inspiring journey of Gautam Adani, a beacon of focus and determination.
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