India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani turned 62 Today. He is one of the most powerful businessmen in the world. Mukesh Ambani’s net worth is 55.3 billion dollars according to Forbes data released in 2019. He is currently the CEO and chairman of Reliance Industries Limited. It is ranked among the Fortune Global 500 with Ambani owning 44.7% which makes him its largest shareholder.
Mukesh Ambani was born on April 19, 1957, in Aden, Yemen. He has completed his graduation and has a degree in chemical engineering. He later enrolled at Stanford University but dropped out a year later to help his father. Mukesh Ambani joined the company in 1981 and showed it the success path ever since. He is the board member of several other groups as well such as Reliance Exploration and Production (chairman), Bank of America Corporation (director and member of the credit committee and the compensation & benefits committee), Council on Foreign Relation and the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (president).
Here are 10 interesting facts about Mukesh Ambani you probably didn’t know:
1. Mukesh Ambani enjoys cricket and he even owns Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. But, during his school days, Mukesh Ambani was crazy about hockey and used to play it a lot. He had also lost his interest in studies because of it.
2. Business tycoons Adi Godrej and Anand Mahindra were Mukesh Ambani’s school mates and are also his best friends.
3. Mukesh Ambani is a nondrinker and has never touched the alcohol in his life. He is also a pure vegetarian.
4. Mukesh Ambani owns the world’s largest refinery. His has refinery in Jamnagar, Gujarat and with an installed capacity 668000 barrels/day which has become world’s largest refinery.
5. He is the owner of the world’s most expensive residential property – Antilia located in South Mumbai. It has 27 stories and more than 600 staff members.
6. Mukesh Ambani is fond of cars and reportedly owns over 168 of them.
7. He is the only businessman in India with Z-category security.
8. Mukesh Ambani revolutionized India’s Telecom Sector when he launched Jio. It had reached 16 million subscribers within one month of the launch.
He is an inspiration to many. Happy Birthday, Mukesh Ambani, the ultimate business tycoon!