Billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani has now become the 2nd richest person in the world

He has replaced Bernard Arnault, the co-founder of LVMH Moet Hennessy- Louis Vuitton on the Forbes list to achieve this remarakable feat

According to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, his current net worth stands at $154.7 billion

Adani is now just below Tesla founder Elon Musk who is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $273.5 billion

The 60-year-old business tycoon started as a diamond trader before setting up Adani Enterprises

Adani Group now owns India’s largest private sector port and airport operator, city-gas distributor and coal miner

The businessman first overtook Mukesh Ambani as the richest Asian in February and the latter is now the world’s eight richest man with a net worth of $89 billion

On August 30, Adani had surpassed Louis Vitton boss Arnault to become the world's third richest man and became the first Asian  man to be ranked among the top three billionaires.