Gautam Adani was born on June 24, 1962 in the Sethni Pol located in Ratanpol in Ahmedabad, India. He is the chairman of the Adani Group.
He had seven siblings. In search of livelihood, Adani`s parents had migrated from the town of Tharad in northern Gujarat. He came to Mumbai with only a few hundred rupees at a young age of 18. He finished his studies at the Seth C. N. Vidyalya School in Ahmedabad and later on at Gujarat University.
He studied till second year for his Bachelor`s Degree in Commerce as he was University dropout. He started his career as a diamond sorter at Mahindra Brothers. He set up his own diamond brokerage outfit at Zaveri Bazaar after working there for two years.
In 1981, his elder brother Mansukhbhai, asked Gautam to buy a plastics unit in Ahmedabad. This was the beginning of Adani`s venture into global trading by beginning to import polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is a key raw material for manufacturing plastics.
Adani is married to Priti Adani. She is a dentist & has 2 sons. Gautam Adani owns 2 private jets - a Beechcraft jet purchased in 2005 and a Hawker purchased in 2007.