Mukesh Ambani

Real Name Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani
Birth place Aden, Colony of Aden (now Yemen)
DOB 19th April 1957
Nickname Muku
Profession Businessman
Height 169 cm

1.69 m

5’ 6½”

Weight 90 kg

198 lbs

Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Net Worth $22.2 billion

He was born on 19 April 1957 in Aden, Colony of Aden (now Yemen) now living in Antilia, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India is an Indian businessman who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second-most valuable company by market value. He holds a 44.7% stake in the company. RIL deals mainly in refining, petrochemicals, and in the oil and gas sectors. Reliance Retail Ltd., another subsidiary, is the largest retailer in India.

He is the elder son of the late Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani and the brother of Anil Ambani. In 2016, he was ranked 38, and is the only Indian businessman, on Forbes‘ list of the world’s most powerful people. As of 2016, Ambani has consistently held the title of India’s richest person on the magazine’s list for ten years. Through Reliance, he also owns the Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. In 2012, Forbes named him one of the richest sports owners in the world.He resides at the Antilia Building, one of the world’s most expensive private residences. Its value is close to $1 Billion. As of 2015, Ambani ranked fifth among India’s philanthropists, according to China’s Hurun Research Institute.

He has served on the board of directors of Bank of America and the international advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was the chairman of the board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, which is one of the leading business schools in India.

Board memberships

  • Member of Board of Governors Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Chairman, managing director, Chairman of Finance Committee and Member of Employees Stock Compensation Committee, Reliance Industries Limited.
  • Former chairman, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited.
  • Former vice-chairman, Reliance Petroleum.
  • Chairman of the board, Reliance Petroleum.
  • Chairman and Chairman of Audit Committee, Reliance Retail Limited.
  • Chairman, Reliance Exploration and Production DMCC
  • Former Director, Member of Credit Committee and Member of Compensation & Benefits Committee, Bank of America Corporation.
  • President, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Awards and honors

Year of Award or Honor Name of Award or Honor Awarding Organization
2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ernst & Young India
2010 Global Vision Award at The Awards Dinner Asia Society
2010 Business Leader of the Year NDTV India
2010 Businessman of the Year Financial Chronicle
2010 School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Medal University of Pennsylvania
2010 ranked 5th-best performing global CEO Harvard Business Review
2010 Global Leadership Award Business Council for International Understanding
2010 Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Science) M. S. University of Baroda
2013 Millennium Business Leader of the Decade at Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave Awards 2013) India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards
2016 Foreign member, U. S. National Academy of Engineering National Academy of Engineering
2016 Othmer Gold Medal Chemical Heritage Foundation

Personal life

Mukesh is married to Nita Ambani and has two sons, Anant and Akash, and a daughter, Isha. They live in a private 27-storey building in Mumbai named Antilia valued at US$1 billion and it is said to be one of the most expensive homes ever built.


Father- Dhirubhai Ambani (Indian Business Tycoon)

Mother- Kokilaben Ambani

Mukesh Ambani with his mother Kokilaben Ambani

Brother- Anil Ambani (Indian Businessman)

Mukesh Ambani with his father Dhirubhai Ambani (sitting) and brother Anil Ambani (right)

Sisters- Nina Kothari (Industrialist), Deepti Salgaonkar

Wife Nita Ambani

Children Sons- Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani

Daughter- Isha Ambani

Social Profiles of Mukesh Ambani



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