Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. He is also the chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of RIL and the provider of 4G LTE mobile network service in India. As of March 2020, Ambani’s personal wealth was estimated at US$88.7 billion, making him the richest man in Asia and the ninth-richest person in the world.
Mukesh Ambani was born on 19 April 1957, in Aden, Yemen, to Indian parents. His father, Dhirubhai Ambani, was a businessman who founded Reliance Industries in 1966. His mother, Kokilaben Ambani, is a homemaker. He has two brothers: Anil Ambani, who is also a business magnate, and Nina Kothari, who is a social worker. He also has two sisters: Dipti Salgaoncar and Deepti Dattani. Ambani was educated at the Hill Grange High School in Mumbai, India. He received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai.
After completing his studies, Ambani joined Reliance Industries as an intern in 1981. He was later promoted to the position of general manager of the polyester division of the company. In 1987, he was made the managing director of Reliance Industries. Under his leadership, the company became the largest producer of polyester fibre in the world. In 1991, he spearheaded the launch of Reliance Infocomm Limited, which provided mobile telephony and broadband services in India. In 2006, he launched Reliance Power, which is engaged in the generation and distribution of electricity in India.
Ambani is also the chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of RIL and the provider of 4G LTE mobile network service in India. As of March 2020, Ambani’s personal wealth was estimated at US$88.7 billion, making him the richest man in Asia and the ninth-richest person in the world.
Ambani is married to Nita Ambani, who is a businesswoman and philanthropist. The couple have three children: Akash, Isha and Anant.
23.5 billion USD
Date Of Birth
April 19, 1957
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Hill Grange High School, Stanford University, University of Mumbai, Institute of Chemical Technology
Isha Ambani, Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani
Kokilaben Ambani, Dhirubhai Ambani
Anil Ambani, Nina Kothari, Deepti Salgaonkar
"The Business Leader of the Year", The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year