Adani’s business empire is no longer confined to infra but comprises new-age sectors such as drones, telecom and data centres. What’s striking about Adani’s rise is the significant lead he has over Mukesh Ambani, who is second at $94.57 bn (₹7.54 lakh crore). The only other first-generation entrepreneur in the top five is Radhakishan Damani of Avenue Supermarts.

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