Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries and an Indian billionaire. He runs one of the largest private-sector enterprises in India, his other competitors being Adani and TATA enterprise. He has been featured on Fortune 500 for being one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in the world. Reliance – Reliance Trends, Reliance Fresh, Reliable Petroleum, Reliance Electronics and of course, the newest rendition, JIO, dominate the Indian and world market scenario. Mukesh Ambani is the eldest son of the late Dhirubhai Ambani (founder of Reliance Industries).
These facts are already known, but people are interested in digging interesting, lesser-known things about Mr Ambani, and this article has it all! Listing below the Top 10 Facts about Mukesh Ambani.
Mukesh Ambani is a Stanford dropout
Mukesh Ambani joined Stanford University in the 1980s to pursue MBA after studying at the Institute of Chemical Technology. Still, shortly after, he had to drop out of Stanford to join his father’s business, Reliance Industries, and now he is the richest man in Asia with a net worth of $77.5 billion and the 10th richest person in the world.
Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s love story
Nita Ambani is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and was a school teacher when she met Mukesh Ambani through Dhirubhai Ambani. They had an arranged marriage, but this couple still stands strong. It was Mukesh’s father who set up a blind date for Mukesh and Nita, and he knew he had found the perfect bride for Mukesh and the rest is history!
Second most expensive house after Buckingham Palace
Mukesh Ambani’s mansion is called Antilia and is situated in the most luxurious locality of Mumbai. It is worth $2 billion and is a 27- storey mansion with helipads, a parking space that can accommodate 168 cars; its design is based on natural elements, and the most interesting part is that they have a snow room.
Mukesh Ambani’s only daughter Isha Ambani is ranked 2nd richest billionaire heiresses on the Forbes List, and she has her stake in Reliance Industries, which is worth about $80 million. She is a Consultant, Business Analyst and Business Executive herself.
World’s largest refinery in Jamnagar
Mukesh Ambani owns Reliance Petroleum which generated a net income of $2.2 billion and was founded in 2008. He holds the world’s largest refinery in Jamnagar, with an annual crude processing capacity of 1,240,000 barrels per stream day.
Mukesh Ambani gets Z level security
In 2013, Mukesh Ambani faced threats from terror groups. Since then, he got Z level security provided to him by the government, including the pilot, escort vehicles with commandos armed with sophisticated weapons.
Mukesh Ambani owns Mumbai Indians
Mukesh Ambani owns Mumbai Indians, which won the title in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. He bought the team for over $100 million in 2008 through a RIL subsidiary. He also owns Indian Super League, an Indian Football League.
Mukesh Ambani’s income in lockdown
Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest man, and this may come as a surprise to you that he has earned Rs. 90 crore every hour since the March lockdown, suggests the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020.
Jio and Facebook
Facebook bought a 9.99 per cent stake in Jio for Rs. 43,574 crores, and it has become the largest minority shareholder in Jio Platforms Limited. This has contributed to huge amounts of profit to Mukesh Ambani.
Mukesh Ambani is a strict vegetarian
Mukesh Ambani, despite his wealth, is a simple man when it comes to eating habits. He is a pure vegetarian and has never consumed alcohol in his life. He loves Dal, Chawal and Chapatti. He also doesn’t mind eating from anywhere, be it a Dhaba, as long as it is delicious.