Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos is about to lose his place as the world's second richest man.

Bezos, who founded online shopping website Amazon, currently sits behind Telsa creator Elon Musk on the list, with a fortune of £140billion, compared to Musk's £250b.

But there's a new player on the block, just £3b behind Bezos.

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Hautam Adani, who managed to double his entire fortune in 2021, is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, which trades in oil and gas, food processing, mining and more.

Born in Ahmedabad, India, the 60-year-old founded his company in 1985 as an importer of polymers, but quickly expanded into trading of metals, textiles and more.

Adani also has a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport – the second busiest in the world after Delhi – and became Asia's richest person in February, beating fellow industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

Despite his massive wealth, he has also created the Adani Foundation in 1996.

Through the charity, he was able to donate around £10million to India's Covid relief fund, and bought around 90 metric tones of liquid medical oxygen from Saudi Arabia to help hospitals in need at the time.

Despite being his place on the wealthy list potentially in danger of taking a hit, Jeff Bezos actually made money during the Covid pandemic.

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It was reported that his wealthy grew by around £20 billion – mainly due to everyone around the world being stuck inside with nothing but online shopping to do.

His record profit came in 2004, when it rose a whopping 104% from £2.5b to £5.1b.

It also rose 61.6% from 2016 to 2017, too, according to Forbes World's Billionaires Estimates.

Bezos, like Adani, made a huge donation during the pandemic – giving around £90m to food banks in America.

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