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Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth:  April 19, 1957
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Nick Name: Muku
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Married

Family Background
Father's Name: Dhirubhai Ambani
Mother's Name: KokilaBen Ambani
Sister (s): Sweta and Jigna
Brother : Anil Ambani
Wife: Nita Ambani

Education
  • Schooling from Abaay Morischa School
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Mumbai
  • Masters in Business Administration, Stanford, USA
Employment
  • Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited
Interesting Facts About Mukesh Ambani
  • Mukesh Ambani's new house Antilla(under construction) is rated to be the most expensive house in the world from India.
  • Mukesh Ambani gifted his Wife Nita Ambani a $60 million Airbus Plane on her 44th birthday
  • Ranked 13th in Asia's Power 25 list of The Most Powerful People in Business published by Fortune magazine, August 2004.
  • Ranked five on the Forbes list of billionaires in 2008
  • Mukesh Ambani owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket Team, Mumbai Indians which is the costliest team accounting for $111.9 million.
Who Is Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani, is one of the most successful businessmen in India. Currently, he is the Chairman and Managing Director of India's largest provate sector unit - Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). He is married to Nita Ambani and they have 3 children. When on vacation, he likes to visit Kruger National Park in South Africa. He joined Reliance in 1981 and initiated Reliance's backward integration from textiles into polyester fibers and further into petrochemicals.

Mukesh Ambani's Dream House
Mukesh Ambani is building a 27 story house called Antilla, at Altamount Road, Mumbai. The 400000 square feet home will have 6 levels of car parking, 3 helipads, 4 levels of open gardens, 2 levels of health club, home theatre, swimming pools, a ball room with the ceiling covered with crystal chandeliers, 9 elevators, an ice room and much more. The cost of the new home may touch $ 2 billion.

Mukesh's Jet Surprise For Wife
Mukesh Ambani gifted his Wife Nita Ambani a $60 million Airbus Plane on her 44th birthday. The customized jet had a master bedroom, fancy showers, game consoles, music systems, satellite TV, and wireless communication. Muku has made a strong statement, 'Live Life King Size'.

Reliance and Mukesh
The Reliance Group has grown to sky heights wherein he has directed the creation of 60 new, world-class manufacturing facilities that have raised Reliance 's manufacturing capacities. He directed and led the creation of the world's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India integrated with petrochemicals, power generation, port and related infrastructure

Reliance Telecom & Retail
Mukesh Ambani has set up one of the largest telecommunications companies in India in the form of Reliance Infocom Limited (now Reliance Communication). He has led Reliance into the retail business through its wholly owned subsidiary Reliance Retail which has now expanded into several domains such as Reliance Fresh, Reliance Trends, and Reliance Footprint etc. Under his leadership Reliance Retail has launched a new chain called Delight stores and also signed a letter of intent with NOVA Chemicals to make energy-efficient structures for Reliance Retail.

Reliance Petroleum
In his reign, Reliance Petroleum Limited has discovered several major oil and gas reserves in the KG Basin in 2006 and the KG - D6 project being the largest, which has turned out to be one of the lowest cost projects of its kind. Mukesh Ambani is also steering Reliance's initiatives in a world scale, offshore, deep water oil and gas exploration and production program, setting up of a second petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, development of infrastructure facilities and implementation of a pan-India organized retail network spanning multiple formats and supply chain infrastructure.

Beyond Reliance
  • Recently, he also entered into an agreement with Haryana Government to establish a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with an investment running into thousands of crores.
  • Mukesh Ambani owns the Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians.
Mukesh Ambani's Achievments
  • Former Chairman of IIM-B
  • On the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Honorary Fellow of IChemE (the Institution of Chemical Engineers)
  • Invited to be a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He is the only Indian CEO to be a Council Member of WBCSD.
  • Had the distinction and honour of being the cochair at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Ranked No.1 for the second consecutive year, in The Power List 2004 published by India Today, March 2004.
  • Conferred the 'Asia Society Leadership Award' by the Asia Society, Washington D.C., USA, in May, 2004.
  • Ranked 13th in Asia's Power 25 list of The Most Powerful People in Business published by Fortune magazine, August 2004.
  • Chosen Telecom Man of the Year 2004 by Voice and Data magazine, September 2004.
  • Conferred the World Communication Award for the 'Most Influential Person' in Telecommunications by Total Telecom, in October, 2004.
  • Ranked 42nd among the 'World's Most Respected Business Leaders' and second among the four Indian CEOs featured in a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and published in Financial Times, London, in November, 2004.
  • Conferred 'ET Business Leader of the Year' Award by The Economic Times (India) in the year 2006.
  • Selected for the prestigious DIRUBHAI AMBANI FOUNDATION AWARD for securing first rank in district
  • Received the first NDTV-Profit 'Global Indian Leader Award' from Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh in New Delhi in the year 2006.
  • Chosen the businessman of the year 2007 by a public poll in India conducted by NDTV
  • Conferred the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) leadership award for "Global Vision" 2007 in Washington.
  • Awarded the "Chitralekha Person of the Year Award -- 2007" by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Conferred the Degree Honoris Causa, Honorary Doctorate by the Maharaja Sayajirao University in 2007.
  • Conferred the India Business Leadership Award by CNBC-TV18 in 2007.
  • #5 on the Forbes list of billionaires in 2008
  • In the top 100 Finalists in for TIME Person of the Year 2009
  • Coined amongst India's 50 most powerful people in 2009
  • Conferred the Penn Engineering Dean's Medal for application of engineering and technology in January 2010
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