Gautam Adani Reveals Dhirubhai Ambani Is His 'Role Model', Calls Mukesh Ambani His 'Good Friend'

Adani Enterprises founder, Gautam Adani revealed Dhirubhai Ambani is his role model and his son, Mukesh Ambani is his good friend and not a competitor.


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Gautam Adani Reveals Dhirubhai Ambani Is His 'Role Model', Calls Mukesh Ambani His 'Good Friend'

Adani Enterprises founder, Gautam Adani bared his heart out on his competition with India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani and his life so far. For the unversed, Gautam Adani is a billionaire and the founder and chairman of the Adani Group. Recently, he made an appearance on Aap Ki Adalat and answered some tricky questions. 

Gautam Adani talked about his competition with Mukesh Ambani

During an interview with India TV for their show, Aap Ki Adalat, Gautam Adani was asked about his competition with Mukesh Ambani. To this, Mr Adani shared that he has a lot of respect for Mukesh Ambani and he is a good friend of his. Gautam Adani also added that Mukesh Ambani has contributed to the growth of the country, and he admires him.

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Gautam Adani was quoted as saying:

"Mukesh Bhai is a very good friend of mine. I respect him a lot. He gave a new direction to Reliance Industries with Jio, technology, and retail, besides their conventional business of petrochemicals and refineries. He has contributed a lot to the progress of the country."

Gautam Adani shared that Dhirubhai Ambani is his role model

In the same interview, Mr Adani expressed that he has a huge respect for Dhirubhai Ambani, and he has been his constant source of inspiration. Gautam Adani further added that he is his main inspiration because Dhirubhai was the first who showed that a man with humble background could be a world-class industrialist. He said:

"Dhirubhai Ambani is a source of inspiration for millions of entrepreneurs in India. Being a first-generation entrepreneur and having a humble beginning, I am deeply inspired by him."

When Gautam Adani dethroned Mukesh Ambani by being India's number one richest man

In 2021, Gautam Adani dethroned Mukesh Ambani to become Asia's richest man, but it was just for a day. According to a report in Economic Times, the shares of Reliance Industries stayed under pressure and were quoted 1.07 per cent lower at Rs. 2,360.70. On the other hand, Adani Group's stocks were trading higher. However, it was just for a day.

According to a recent list by a research firm, Hurun India, Gautam Adani topped the list of wealthy Indians with a net worth of Rs. 111 crores as per the 2022 ranking. 

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