Life story of Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business tycoon, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and is ranked among the richest people in the world. He is the richest person in India and is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful personalities. His brilliance and success can be derived from the fact that his company is currently India’s second most valuable company by market value.

After completing his education, he joined Reliance Industries and assisted his father in the establishment of a textile industry. Gradually, with hard work and sincerity, he expanded the business in different sectors including petrochemicals, retail, and telecommunications. After the death of his father, he and his brother Anil split ways which resulted in division of the company. His profound business sense and will to achieve greater heights made him an icon for budding business visionaries in India. He has created great wealth not just for his family, but also for the thousands of his shareholders and employees. He is a living legend among the business community of India and serves as an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Childhood & Early Life
Mukesh Ambani was born on April 19, 1957 in Aden, Yemen to Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife, Kokilaben Ambani. He has two sisters, Dipti Salgaoncar and Nina Kothari, and a younger brother, Anil Ambani.
His father used to work in a firm in Yemen before moving to Mumbai in 1958 where Dhirubhai started his own business of spices. Later his father turned towards the textile business and gradually transformed into one of India’s most celebrated business magnates.
Mukesh received his early education from the Hill Grange High School, Mumbai, along with his brother. Later he enrolled at the Institute Of Chemical Technology, Matunga and obtained his BE degree in Chemical Engineering.
Then he attended the Stanford University, USA, to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) but later opted out to assist his father in establishing Reliance Industries.

Career
Upon returning, he helped his father in setting up a polyester filament yarn (PFY) manufacturing plant. In 1981, he officially joined the Reliance Industries with his father.
He emerged as the originator of Reliance`s backward integration from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals. During the process, he led the creation of 51 new, world-class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that raised Reliance’s manufacturing capacities manifold.

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He also helped in establishment of ‘Reliance Infocomm Limited’ which focused on information and communications technology initiatives. After the business was divided between the two brothers, his younger brother took over the company which is now known as ‘Reliance Communications Limited’.

In 2008, his company ‘Reliance Industries’ bought a cricket team, Mumbai Indians, in The Indian Premier League worth $111.9 million.
He currently holds the position of Chairman, Managing Director, Chairman of Finance Committee and Member of Employees Stock Compensation Committee of ‘Reliance Industries Limited’.
His company currently operates in five major segments: exploration and production, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail, and telecommunications. It is ranked among the Fortune Global 500 companies and is India’s second most valuable company by market value.
He served on the board of directors of ‘Bank of America Corporation’ and the ‘International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations’. He has also served as the Chairman of the ‘Board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’ (IIMB).
Major Works
His vision resulted in the formation of the world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, India. The refinery is integrated with petrochemicals, power generation, port and related infrastructure.
One of his most notable works also involves the establishment of ‘Reliance Communications Limited’, one of the largest and most complex information and communications technology initiatives in the world.

Awards & Achievements

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In 2004, he received the ‘World Communication Award’ for the Most Influential Person in Telecommunications from Total Telecom.
In 2007, he was awarded the ‘United States-India Business Council Leadership Award’ by the United States-India Business Council. The same year, he won the ‘Chitralekha Person of the Year Award’ presented by the Government of Gujarat.
In 2010, he was named the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ by NDTV India and ‘Businessman of the Year’ by the Financial Chronicle.
In 2010, he was presented with the ‘School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Medal’ by the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2010, he also became the winner of ‘Global Leadership Award’ presented by the Business Council for International Understanding.
In 2010, he received the Honorary D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) (Honorary Causa) degree from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.
In 2014, he was ranked 36 on Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people.
He was also conferred the Asia Society Leadership Award by the Asia Society, Washington D.C., USA.
Personal Life & Legacy
He is married to Nita Ambani. The couple is blessed with three children; two sons, Anant and Akash, and a daughter, Isha.
Trivia
Currently, his family resides in a private 27-story building in Mumbai named ‘Antilia’ which is believed to be the most expensive home in history, valued at US$1 billion.

He is the person who is very down to earth and always appreciate everybody.
He is very concerned about his staff and there family members, he knows everything about the staffs family members.
Mukesh Ambani is very strict also, even his son go to school by general bus in initial time, because he think that his son should also know the truth of reality and every day problems which normal people feel.

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Mukesh attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road in Mumbai where he was a classmate of Anand Jain, who is his close associate now. His brother also attended the same school as him.After completing his high school in Mumbai he got a BE Degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical technology at Matunga. He also started his MBA at Stanford University but he had to discontinue his studies to assist his father in the family startup company, Reliance, which was growing fast at the time.

Mukesh Ambani, India’s Richest Businessman
Quick Facts
The richest person in India and MD and chairman of Reliance Industries, the largest Indian private sector enterprise, Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is a worthy example of business tycoons carrying forward legacy.
Ratan Tata StoryLakshmi Mittal StoryBiographymukesh ambaniThe elder son of Legendary business leader late Dhirubhai Ambani, he has played a pivotal role in taking Reliance Industries Limited to zenith of success in his illustrious career. Despite the steep competition from rival tycoons like Tatas and Birlas and allegations of business malpractice, Mukesh Ambani continues his success in various spheres of business.
amabni relianceAlong with the tremendous growth of his Fortune Global 500 company, Mukesh Ambani has often hogged headlines for his lavish lifestyle and diversification into other industries. Located in South Mumbai, his skyscraper home Antilia has been rated as the world’s costliest residential property by prestigious Forbes Magazine. He held the position of the richest Indian for 6 years.Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani with Narendhra ModiMukesh Ambani with Narendra ModiEarly Lifeambani early careerMukesh Ambani was born on April 19th, 1957 to Indian Business Legend Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife Kokilaben Ambani. He has three siblings, one younger brother, Anil Ambani and two sisters, Deepti Salgaocar and Nina Kothari.The family lived in a modest two-bedroom apartment till the late 1970s in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai.Educationambani educationMukesh attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road in Mumbai where he was a classmate of Anand Jain, who is his close associate now. His brother also attended the same school as him.After completing his high school in Mumbai he got a BE Degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical technology at Matunga. He also started his MBA at Stanford University but he had to discontinue his studies to assist his father in the family startup company, Reliance, which was growing fast at the time.Beginningambani career beginingAfter joining the business, Mukesh Ambani played a pivotal role in growing the business legacy and diversified into new sectors. Under his leadership, Reliance Industries made a foray into sectors like petroleum refining, petrochemicals and gas exploration. He also set up Reliance Infocomm Limited (presently Reliance Communications Limited).

Mukesh Ambani, India’s Richest Businessman
Quick Facts
The richest person in India and MD and chairman of Reliance Industries, the largest Indian private sector enterprise, Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is a worthy example of business tycoons carrying forward legacy.
Ratan Tata StoryLakshmi Mittal StoryBiographymukesh ambaniThe elder son of Legendary business leader late Dhirubhai Ambani, he has played a pivotal role in taking Reliance Industries Limited to zenith of success in his illustrious career. Despite the steep competition from rival tycoons like Tatas and Birlas and allegations of business malpractice, Mukesh Ambani continues his success in various spheres of business.
amabni relianceAlong with the tremendous growth of his Fortune Global 500 company, Mukesh Ambani has often hogged headlines for his lavish lifestyle and diversification into other industries. Located in South Mumbai, his skyscraper home Antilia has been rated as the world’s costliest residential property by prestigious Forbes Magazine. He held the position of the richest Indian for 6 years.Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani with Narendhra ModiMukesh Ambani with Narendra ModiEarly Lifeambani early careerMukesh Ambani was born on April 19th, 1957 to Indian Business Legend Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife Kokilaben Ambani. He has three siblings, one younger brother, Anil Ambani and two sisters, Deepti Salgaocar and Nina Kothari.The family lived in a modest two-bedroom apartment till the late 1970s in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai.Educationambani educationMukesh attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road in Mumbai where he was a classmate of Anand Jain, who is his close associate now. His brother also attended the same school as him.After completing his high school in Mumbai he got a BE Degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical technology at Matunga. He also started his MBA at Stanford University but he had to discontinue his studies to assist his father in the family startup company, Reliance, which was growing fast at the time.Beginningambani career beginingAfter joining the business, Mukesh Ambani played a pivotal role in growing the business legacy and diversified into new sectors. Under his leadership, Reliance Industries made a foray into sectors like petroleum refining, petrochemicals and gas exploration. He also set up Reliance Infocomm Limited (presently Reliance Communications Limited).Careerambani careerIn 2010, Mukesh Ambani set up the biggest grassroots petroleum refinery plant in Jamnagar. With his initiative, manufacturing capacity of Reliance’s Petrochemicals has grown substantially as per industry sources. The company has also become a leading player in the retail sector, under his leadership and endeavors.

In his successful and enviable business career, Mukesh Ambani has gone through some turbulent times, too. His rift with sibling Anil Ambani, another business tycoon and chairman of Reliance ADA Group, hogged media attention post the demise of their father. In recent times, the NDA government slammed a $579million fine on RIL for gas production shortfall.

Mukesh Ambani faced hurdles in the form of business malpractice allegations too. His detractors, including AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal, accused him of interfering in the governance of the country. RIL as well as Mukesh Ambani himself have denied the allegations strongly. The company has also resorted to legal actions over the controversy.

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