Mukesh Ambani, the Richest Indian: Life, Career, Achievements and Net Worth

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Indian Business Tycoon, Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business tycoon and the richest Indian in the world. The chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)  is ranked among the richest people in the world and is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful personalities. He has a net worth of US$ 84.5 billion (as of April 2021) and his group Reliance Industries is among India’s most valuable companies. Mukesh is the 10th Richest person in the world as per Forbes List of Richest people in the world, 2021. He has also been declared India’s richest person. Mukesh Ambani was declared the 8th Richest man in the world in Hurun Global Rich List 2019. Let’s find out more about Mukesh Ambani net worth, life, career and achievements.

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani life career achievements networth

  • He was born on April 19, 1957, in Aden, Yemen to Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife, Kokilaben Ambani. Studied at the Institute Of Chemical Technology, Matunga where he did BE in Chemical Engineering. Went onto attend Stanford University, USA, to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He opted out of it though to join his father’s business.
  • Was responsible for Reliance`s integration from textiles into polyester fibers and further into petrochemicals. Created 51 new, world-class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that grew a simple textile company into a whole industry.

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    • Reliance was founded by his father, Dhirubhai Ambani, a yarn trader, in 1966 as a small textile firm. After his father’s death in 2002, Ambani and his younger sibling, Anil divided up the family empire with Mukesh Ambani getting the oil and gas part of the business. His company currently operates in five major segments: exploration and production, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail, and telecommunications.
    • Reliance Industries is ranked among the second most valuable Indian company with Ambani being ranked as the richest Indian with a net worth of 54 billion dollars. His company is also a part of the Forbes500 list.
    • Reliance Fresh has more than 700 stores throughout India. His company also bought a cricket team, Mumbai Indians in the IPL franchise for $111.9 million.

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Mukesh Ambani life career achievements networth

    • His new venture Reliance Jio has been shaking up the market, attracting a flood of customers with offerings such as free voice calls and generous data packages. Leading equity analysts have cheered the move and Ambani said the company is likely to break even faster than they earlier imagined. Jio has brought about a revolution in India’s telecom structure.
    • His house, Antilia, is worth over $2 billion and is one of the most expensive properties in the world. It has 27 stories with almost all amenities available in the building itself. He is the owner of the Boeing Business Jet 2, Falcon 900EX, and an Airbus 319.
    • He has a long list of awards – E&y Entrepreneur of the Year (2000), World Communication Award (2004), Global Vision Award at The Awards Dinner by Asia Society (2010), Business Leader of the Year – NDTV (2010), Businessman of the Year – Financial Chronicle (2010), ranked 5th-best performing global CEO by Harvard Business Review (2010) and many more.
    • As per Forbes’ 2021 ‘World’s Billionaires’ list, Mukesh Ambani has been ranked 10th richest person globally. He has been India’s richest Indian for a long time.
    • Mukesh Ambani’s Net Worth now stands at $84.3 billion as of  April 2021 after which he became the 10th richest person in the world, according to the Billionaires List of Forbes.
    • He is a strict vegetarian and teetotaler.
    • Married to Nita Ambani, he has three children – Akash, Isha, and Anant.

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