Mukesh Ambani – Biography, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business tycoon. He is the richest person in India with a net worth of $31.1 billion. He is the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, which contributes almost 5% to the country’s GDP.
Born on April 19, 1957, Ambani started his career in the textile industry. He expanded the business in different sectors such as petrochemical, retail and telecommunication. He contributed much to the economy of India and serves as an inspiration to millions of people around the world. Along with his wife, Tina Ambani, Ambani is active in philanthropy.
Mukesh Ambani : Early Life and Personal Details
Ambani was born in Aden to a business magnet, Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani. He grew up in Mumbai with his brother, Anil Ambani and sisters, Nina Kothari and Deepti Salgaonkar. They are all in the business field.
Ambani completed his early education from Hill Grange High School, Mumbai. Further, he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumabi. Next, he enrolled in the Stanford University to pursue MBA, but discontinued the college to help his father.
Caption: Mukesh Ambani with his family
The business genius Ambani is 5 feet 6.5 inches tall with a healthy physique of 90 kg. He shares Aries as his sun sign and practices Hinduism. Besides business, his hobbies include watching movies, listening to old Hindi songs and swimming.
Caption: Mukesh Ambani at the Reliance shareholder meeting
Mukesh Ambani : Career
In 1980, Ambani dropped his MBA program to help his father to build the Reliance company. He set up the Reliance Information Limited, which focused on information and communication technology initiatives. At present, it is known as ‘Reliance Communication Limited’, after the division of business between two brothers.
In 2006, he started a super-market chain, reliance Fresh. Now, it has more than 700 stores throughout India. After two years, his company bought a cricket team, Mumbai Indians in the IPL franchise, worth $111.9 million. Recently, his company launched Jio network, which is creating a buzz in India and launched its own 4G smartphone brand named LYF.
At present, his company operates in five major segments: exploration and production, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and telecommunication. Reliance Industries Limited is one of the top company in the world and India’s second most valuable company by market value.
Caption: Mukesh Ambani being awarded
Mukesh Ambani : Awards and Achievements
In his distinguished career, Ambani won many awards and recognitions. Some notable are the World Communication Award (2004), Business Leader of the Year (2010) and Asia Society Leadership Award.
He served on the board of directors of ‘Bank of America Corporation’ and ‘International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations’. Also, he also served as the Chairman of the ‘Board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’.
Caption: Mukesh Ambani’s lavish home ‘Antilia’
Mukesh Ambani : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Ambani is the richest person in India and one of the influential businessman in the world. He has an estimated net worth of $31.1 billion. He makes his income from his business portfolio.
Ambani owns the world’s most expensive house, Antilia in South Mumbai. His lavish property worth around $1 billion and has 27 stories and more than 600 staffs. He wons several luxury cars such as Bentley Flying Spur, Rolls Royce Phantom and BMW 760li. His personal favorite vehicle is a customized vanity van worth around 25 crore. Also, he is the owner of Boeing Business Jet 2 and Falcon 900EX.
Caption: Mukesh Ambani’s personal jet
Despite being a billionaire, he prefers to live a low profile life. Generally, he wears a simple shirt and a black pant and does not follow any brand. Throughout his life, he considered himself as a nervous public speaker. Beings a Gujju, he loves to eat Gujarati cuisine. His fave dishes are Paanki, Dosa and Roasted Groundnuts.
He is an avid movie lover and watches many movies. His favorite actors are Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan. Regarding sports, he likes hockey and cricket and often attend live matches. He is active in social service and development through his Reliance Foundation.