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Billionaire Woos Amazon and Google With Indian Data Hubs

  • Gautam Adani’s empire prepares to expand into data centers
  • India is weighing law requiring data to be stored locally
Gautam Adani
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A string of successful bets on ports, mining and commodities helped transform Gautam Adani from a nondescript diamond trader into a tycoon with a net worth of almost $10 billion.

Now the Indian businessman is setting his sights on what he believes could become another big money maker: Selling data storage services to companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.