October 2, 2022, Sunday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Indian Billionaire Adani is world’s second richest man

The Nepal Weekly
September 20, 2022

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, the head of Adani Group, has  become the world’s second richest person. He surpassed Amazon’s, Jeff Bezos. Adani’s net worth is estimated to be around $155.7 billion up by $5.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

According to the Forbes real-time Billionaires list, Adani Group’s Chairperson and Indian billionaire Gautam surpassed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the world’s second richest person.

Tesla’s Elon Musk, remains the world’s richest man with a $273.5 billion net worth, as per Forbes’ data. France’s Bernard Assault is third on the list with his family’s net worth totaling around $155.2 billion. 

Strong earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

A 6.9-magnitude strong earthquake hit eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County at 2:44 p.m. local time on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicentre was monitored at 23.15 degrees north latitude and 121.30 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 10 km, informed the CENC.

A three-storey building in Hualien, whose ground floor was a convenience store, collapsed shortly after the strong tremor was felt across the island, trapping some people inside, according to media reports.

A train carriage was turned over by a fallen rain shed in a railway station in Hualien, but all passengers left safe. A bridge fracture left two people injured. The rescue work was underway, according to media reports. However, other causality and damage was not reported immediately.