Priti Gautam Adani (born in 1965) is an Indian businesswoman, dentist, philanthropist, and chairwoman of the Adani Foundation. She has a $1 billion net worth. In Gujarat, she is one of the most prominent women educators.
Education and early life
Priti Adani was born in Mumbai in 1965 to a Gujarati family. Her bachelor’s degree in dental surgery was obtained from Government Dental College, Ahmedabad. Her husband is Gautam Adani, the richest person in India.
The career paths
During her early days, Priti Adani started her career as a dentist. In the year 1996, she was appointed as chairperson of the Adani Foundation.
In 2001, after the Bhuj Earthquake, she started the Adani DAV School in Mundra. Later, the school was renamed Adani Public School. In June 2009, she and her husband established Adani Vidya Mandir in Bhadreshwar (near Mundra) and Ahmedabad. Adani Vidya Mandir provides free post-secondary education to underprivileged children. Under her leadership, Adani Group‘s CSR budget for 2018-19 rose to Rs 128 crore from Rs 95 crore last year.