Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani joins the list of world’s biggest philanthropists

The chairman of infrastructure major Adani Group, Gautam Adani has committed Rs 60,000 crore as a donation for social causes, particularly in healthcare, education, and skill development. The record donation was announced to mark the 60th birthday of the industrial very recently.
The industrialist, who is Asia’s richest man according to a recent report by Forbes, will be dividing the donation between organisations working in the education, healthcare and skill development sectors. Announcing the donation, the Adani Group said, “On the year of the centenary birth anniversary of Gautam Adani’s father Shantilal Adani, and Gautam Adani’s own 60th birthday, the Adani Family has committed a donation of Rs 60,000 crore to a range of social causes. This corpus will be administered by the Adani Foundation.”
“At a very fundamental level, programs related to all these three areas (healthcare, education, and skill development) should be seen holistically and they collectively form the drivers to build an equitable and future-ready India. Our experience in large project planning and execution and the learnings from the work done by the Adani Foundation will help us uniquely accelerate these programs,” Gautam Adani said.
“This contribution from the Adani Family intends to draw upon some of the brightest minds that have a passion to make a difference in the Adani Foundation’s journey to do more towards fulfilling our ‘Growth with Goodness’ philosophy,” he added.

According to the company, the Adani Foundation today covers 3.7 million people in 2,409 villages across 16 states in India. With a market cap of over $166.24 billion , Adani Group comprises seven publicly traded companies with a transport and utility infrastructure portfolio with a pan-India presence.

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