New Delhi: Indian industrialist and Asia's richest man Gautam Adani, who is among the top-10 richest in the world, turned 60 on Friday, June 24. On this occasion, he has announced to donate a large part of his wealth. Till 1991, adani was not even known to be named at the national level, in just 20 years he spread his business to the country and the world. Adani Group chairman has said that he will donate $7.7 billion (about Rs 60,000 crore) of his wealth towards social causes. This amount to be donated by them is among the largest amount donated so far in India.
Adani has taken this decision to donate such a huge amount on his birthday and father's 100th death anniversary. In a statement, he said that the amount to be donated will be used for health, education and skill development related works. Let us know that Gautam Adani has dominated the list of the world's top billionaires for a long time. At the moment, he is the eighth richest person in the world. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires' Sensex at the time of writing, Gautam Adani's total wealth was $92.7 billion. At the same time, if we talk about the biggest donors of the country, then the name of Wipro chairman Azim Premji comes at the top of this case.
According to the report, Premji has donated Rs 9,713 crore in fy 2021. For the past several years, wipro chief has remained at the top of the list. In the last three years, if we talk about india's big industrialists, Azim Premji has donated Rs 18,070 crore, Shiv Nadar has donated Rs 2,884 crore, Mukesh Ambani Has donated Rs 1,437 crore, Kumar Mangalam Birla has donated Rs 732 crore and Nandan Nilekani has donated Rs 546 crore. Among those who donated for social causes are also the names of many other veteran Indian industrialists. Anil Agarwal has donated Rs 458 crore over a period of three years, Hinduja Group Rs 351 crore, Bajaj Group Rs 341 crore and Gautam Adani Rs 302 crore before the recent announcement.