|Mukesh Ambani Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||April 19, 1957|
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business magnate, chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL); a Fortune Globe 500 company and India’s most valuable company.
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani
Aden, Republic of Yemen
Antilia, Cumbala Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
He attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road, Mumbai. He took up a BE degree in Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Matunga. Ambani later enrolled for an MBA at Stanford University but decided to withdraw in 1980 to help his father build Reliance, which was still a small enterprise at the time.
- Father – Dhirubhai Ambani
- Mother – Kokilaben Ambani
- Siblings – Anil Ambani (Younger Brother), Nina Bhadrashyam Kothari (Sister), Dipti Dattaraj Salgaocar (Sister)
He self-manages himself.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mukesh Ambani has dated –
- Nita Ambani (1985-Present) – Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani got married in 1985. They have 2 sons named Anant and Akash, and a daughter named Isha. The two met after his father attended a dance performance in which Nita was among the performers.
Race / Ethnicity
Mukesh Ambani Facts
- As per Forbes magazine, Ambani is the richest man in Asia. As of March 2019, he was ranked as the 13th richest person in the world.
- Growing up, he played football and hockey, and he enjoyed annual trips to villages as well as explored the different areas of Bombay.
- For his father, his grades were not as important as his all-around performance.
- In 1981, he started to help his father Dhirubhai Ambani run their family business, Reliance Industries Limited. Around the same time, the business expanded and also dealt with refining and petrochemicals. The business also markets products and services in retail and telecommunications.
- Their business has earned a top-five spot in the country’s telecommunication services since its public launch on September 5, 2016.
- As of 2016, he has consistently held the title of “India’s Richest Person” on Forbes for the past 10 years.
- Ambani is the only Indian businessman on Forbes‘ list of the “World’s Most Powerful People”.
- In January 2018, he was ranked by Forbes as the 18th wealthiest man in the world, surpassing Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Alibaba group.
- In 2015, he was ranked 5th among India’s philanthropists.
- He was appointed as a Director of Bank of America and became the first non-American to be on its board.
- Through RIL, Ambani also owns the Indian Premier League franchise, Mumbai Indians. He is also the founder of the Indian Super League, a football league in India. In 2012, he was named as one of the richest sports owners in the world, as per Forbes.
- Ambani lives at the Antilia Building, which turns out to be one of the world’s most expensive private residences with its value reaching $1 billion.
- On July 6, 2002, his father died after suffering from a 2nd stroke. Following his father’s death, the tension between the brothers elevated as their father did not leave a will for the distribution of the empire in 2004. Their mother intervened to stop the feud and decided to split the company into two, giving Ambani the full control of Reliance Industries Limited and Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, which was later approved by the Bombay High Court in December 2005.
- In November 2021, Mukesh Ambani purchased 2, 180-year-old olive trees to be planted in his Jamnagar bungalow in Gujarat. He had purchased those trees from Gautami nursery in Kadiam, Andhra Pradesh for nearly INR 85 lakhs.
- In January 2022, Mukesh Ambani was surpassed by crypto exchange Binance’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao as the richest person in Asia with a net worth of at least $96.5 billion.
- In 2022, Mukesh Ambani had purchased a new silver-colored Cadillac Escalade worth upwards of INR 1.2 crore, which, at that time, was not sold officially in India. Hence, he had imported that car to India.
- Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries had invested INR 984 crore in Addverb Technologies in January 2022. His company had also invested INR 1,490 crore in Dunzo in the same month.
- Ambani’s Reliance Industries has also invested undisclosed amounts in many other startups like Tesseract, EasyGov, SankhyaSutra Labs, Milkbasket, and Zivame.
- In early February 2022, Mukesh Ambani had surpassed Mark Zuckerberg in net worth as per Forbes’ real-time billionaires’ index after Facebook’s parent company Meta’s shares had plunged by $230 billion in value in a single day.
- In early 2022, Mukesh Ambani had purchased another vehicle, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, worth INR 13.15 crores in Tuscan Sun color. Due to many customizations, the price got increased. This is Ambani’s 3rd Rolls-Royce Cullinan car. Additionally, he paid another INR 12 lakhs for the 0001 registration number.
- Effective June 27, 2022, Mukesh Ambani stepped down as the director of Reliance Jio while his older son Akash was made the chairman of the company’s board.
- In August 2022, it was revealed that Ambani-owned Reliance Industries purchased a beachside villa in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai for $80 million which, at the time, was the most expensive home ever sold in Dubai. It was said to have been bought for Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant which had 10 bedrooms, a private spa, a private gym, a private theater, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Shah Rukh Khan and retired British footballer David Beckham also own properties here.
- Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries became one of the first companies worldwide to stream their AGM (Annual General Meeting) on a virtual reality platform and 5 other social media platforms in August 2022. A user was able to walk through the lounge in a virtual manner and could interactively explore the highlights of the company’s annual report for 2021-2022.
- In September 2022, Mukesh Ambani donated INR 1.5 crore to the ancient Lord Venkateswara temple in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirumala. He went there along with son Anant’s fiancee Radhika Merchant and Reliance Retail Ltd Director Manoj Modi.
- In 2022, Mukesh Ambani had also gifted a 22-storey building to Manoj Harivanjan Modi (aka the right hand of Mr. Ambani) in the posh area of Mumbai on Nepean Sea Road worth ₹1500 crore. This became the new house for Manoj Modi (which he named Vrindavan) and his family which included his wife and 2 married daughters who would also stay in that same building. The house contains a medical facility including ICU, gym, spa, 50-seater movie theater, 7 floors for car parking, an infinity swimming pool on the terrace, pooja room, etc. The house employs more than 150 people for security and management. The house was designed by Talati & Partners LLP.
- In October 2022, Mukesh Ambani purchased Dubai’s most expensive villa for $163 million or INR 1350 crore (at that time with the exchange rate of 1 USD = 83 INR) at the beach-side in Palm Jumeirah. This was the most expensive residential real estate deal ever done in Dubai. He purchased it from the family of Kuwaiti business tycoon Mohammed Alshaya.
- On February 1, 2023, Mukesh Ambani replaced Gautam Adani as the richest person in Asia with a $84.5 billion fortune as per Forbes.
- In early 2023, it was reported that Ambani-owned Reliance Industries was entering genome testing with INR 12,000 (or $145) per test. Strand Life Sciences was developing it and according to its CEO, Ramesh Hariharan, the price was 86% cheaper than competitors for the same provided value. At that time, Ambani owned an 80% share in Strand Life Sciences.
- In 2023, the Ambani family inaugurated the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC), at Jio World Centre, in Mumbai.
- On his 66th birthday in April 2023, Ambani visited Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai along with his son Akash to take blessings of God.
- In May 2023, Mukesh was announced as a member of the Advisory Committee to the President of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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