Well, who isn’t aware of this name? Mukesh Ambani is the owner of India’s most valuable company, Reliance Industries, which has many subsidiaries. According to the Forbes list, he is the richest man in India, and one of the world’s wealthiest and most influential people. Let’s get to know some of the unknown things about him, that many people are not familiar with.
Top 15 Facts About Mukesh Ambani
1. He Wasn’t Born In India
Yes, that’s true. Most people think that he was born in India, but he wasn’t. Mukesh was born in Yemen, and his family moved to Mumbai a year after his birth.
2. He Owns An Armored BMW 760i
Being the richest man in India, his security is something that must be ensured. He owns a customized armored BMW car worth $1.4 million. This car, designed in Germany, is bulletproof and also protects from an explosion.
3. First Person In India To Buy A Maybach 62
Along with all his other valuable and expensive assets, he was the 1st person in India to own a Maybach 62. He purchased it as a gift for his wife’s 50th birthday, which cost him $500,000.
4. He Wanted To Become A Teacher
During an event, Mukesh Ambani confessed that he wanted to become a teacher before his father brought him into his family business. He has a school in Mumbai, and along with his wife, desires to become a teacher later in life.
5. He Has The Most Expensive Home In The World
Mukesh Ambani’s home, Antilia, is the most expensive in the world. It is a 27-storeyed building that cost him around $1 billion. The house has all the amenities and luxuries one could ever imagine. Its garage can hold more than 150 cars, and three helicopters can land on the roof of his house.
6. His Father’s Legacy Inspires Him
Mukesh’s father, Dhirubhai Ambani, started his business in 1966 as a small textile company. After he died in 2002, he divided his wealth between his sons, Mukesh and Anil. He still believes that the real owner of the company is his father and not him.
Although he has the most expensive house in the world, it went through many controversies while it was being built. It was highly objected to by the Indian Navy and the environment ministry as they opposed a helipad’s formation over his house.
8. He Had An Arranged Marriage
Mukesh Ambani’s wife, Nita Ambani, was earlier a classical dancer in India. She was chosen by Mukesh’s parents when they saw her perform in a show. It was thus his parents who wanted him to marry her.
9. He Proposed To His Wife In A Car
Although he had an arranged marriage, he did propose to Nita. He proposed to him in his car in the middle of the road and asked for an answer immediately.
10. His Favorite Vacation Spot Is South Africa
Since we all know he loves animals, he loves spending his leisure time in South Africa watching various kinds of animals.
11. He Is A Vegetarian
The Ambani family is very spiritual follows strict vegetarianism. He has even banned all the non-vegetarian food items from his store to promote vegetarian food.
12. He Gifted Nita A $62 Million Jet
Mukesh gifted Nita a $62 million jet for her 44th birthday. It has all the amenities that one could ever think of, such as a master bedroom, lavish bathroom, office, and other luxuries.
13. He Has A Highly Customized Vanity Van
Not just his cars, but his vanity van as well is truly exclusive. It has two bedrooms, a large meeting room, a kitchen, and a sky lounge on the roof. The van is also fireproof and bulletproof and costs around $5 million.
14. Reliance Contributes A Total Of 5% Of Tax Revenues In India
Reliance is such a big player in the industry that it contributes to around 5% of India’s total tax revenues. The company alone has an asset of over 11 trillion Indian rupees. It occupies quite a significant part of the Indian economy.
15. He Is A Stanford Drop Out
After completing his engineering degree, he went to the USA for further studies. But later on, he dropped out of Stanford to help his father build the giant Reliance Industries.