Name : Mukesh Dhirubhai AmbaniBorn : 19th April 1957(55yrs) Aden,YemenEthnicity : GujaratiReligion : HinduismAlma Mater : University of BombayOccupation : Chairman & MD of RelianceIndustriesNet Worth : US$ 21 Billion (2012)
Mukesh Ambani is an Indianbusiness magnate who is theChairman & MD of RelianceIndustries Limited(RIL),thelargest private sector enterprisein India . The company wasranked #99th in Fortune Global500 and is India’s most valuablecompany by market value &second largest Indian companyby turnover.
Ambani remains the largest individualshareholder , with 44.7% stake in RIL .As of 2012,he is India’s richest man andsecond richest man in Asia .Ambani is listed as 18th richest man in theworld and has retained his position asworld’s richest Indian for fifth year in a row.He is a member of the Board of Directorsof Bank of America Corporation and apresent member of international advisoryboard of the Council on Foreign Relations . In 2012,Forbes named Ambani the richestsports owner in the world ,he is richer thanowners of Chelsea and AC Milan . Ambani’s company RIL owns IndianPremier League domestic cricket clubMumbai Indians.
He did his schooling from theHill Grange High School , Mumbai.He received BE degree inChemical Engineering fromUniversity of Bombay(Mumbai).Mukesh later enrolled for MBAfrom Stanford University butcompleted one year of the 2yrprogram and dropped out in theyear 1980.
He is married to Nita Ambaniand has 3 children , Akash,Anant&Isha.They live in a private 27-storybuilding in Mumbai named Antilia.The value of the house is morethan US$ 1 billion and it isclaimed to be the most expensivehouse in history.Mukesh Ambani earns an annualsalary of 150 millionrupees, which has remainunchanged since fiscal year
Mukesh Ambani joined Reliance in 1981 andwas the brain behind Reliance’s backwardintegration from textiles into polyester fibresand further into petrochemicals , petroleumrefining and going up-stream into oil & gasexploration and production.Ambani set up one of the largest and mostcomplex information & communicationstechnology initiatives in the world in the formof Reliance Infocom Limited(RelianceCommunications Limited).Ambani directed and led the creation of theworld’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery atJamnagar,India, with a current capacity of660,000 barrels per day integrated withpetrochemicals,power generation, port &related infrastructure.
Awards & HonoursYear of Award or Name of Award or AwardingHonour Honour Organization2004 World Communication Total Telecom. Award2007 US-India Business Council US-India Business Council Leadership Award2007 Chitralekha Person of the Government of Gujarat Year Award2010 Global Vision Award Asia Society2010 Business Leader of the NDTV India Year2010 Businessman of the Year Financial Chronicle2010 School of Engineering & University of Pennsylvania Applied Science Dean’s Medal2010 Global Leadership Award Business Council for International Understanding