Mukesh Ambani Profile

World Billionaire Mukesh Ambani Profile

Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani
Name : Mukesh Ambani
2015 Rank : 39      2014 Rank : 40      2013 Rank : 22
2012 Rank : 19      2011 Rank : 9

Net Worth: $21 B (2015)

Fortune : Inherited and Growing

Source : Petrochemicals‚ oil & gas

Country Of Citizenship : India

Residence : Mumbai

Education : University of Mumbai (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering)‚ Stanford University-Stanford Graduat

Date of Birth : April 19th 1957

Profession : Chairman & MD of Reliance Industries

Family : Spouse(s): Nita Ambani‚ Children: Akash‚ Anant and Isha

More About Mukesh Ambani


In 2010‚ Mukesh Ambani with $29.0 ranks in the fourth position in the Forbes list of world’s top billionaires. The Indian business magnate and the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries is known to be leader of the largest private sector enterprise in India. Mukesh Ambani holds personal stake of 48% in the Reliance Industries.

On 29 October 2007‚ he had been for a short while the number one billionaire with the appreciation of the Indian rupees. That time‚ his net worth summed to US$63.2 billion that left Bill gates behind with US $56 billion. The Forbes magazine has forecasted that there are chances of him becoming the world’s richest man again in 2014.

Mukesh Ambani‚ the Fourth World Top Billionaire

Mukesh Ambani jumped three places this year from the previous year ranking when Mukesh Ambani ranked 7th. In 2010‚ it is the glorious fourth ranking for him in World Top Billionaire List. The steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal follows him in the fifth position with $ 28.5 billion. This has been the second straight year that Ambani has won the title of the richest Indian as well. Forbes also quoted that his net worth increased by $ 9.5 billion from the last year.

Career of Mukesh Ambani

It was in 1981 that Mukesh Ambani joined the Reliance Industries. Mukesh Ambani started the backward integration journey in Reliance once again‚ from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals and then to refining of petroleum.

The credit of setting up of the largest and most complex information and communications technology‚ Reliance Infocomm Limited (now Reliance Communications Limited) goes to Mukesh Ambani. Mukesh Ambani also leads the world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar. The refinery has an impressive capacity of refining 33 million tonnes per year.

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Dean’s medal by School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania in January 2010
  • Businessman of the year in 2007 by a public poll conducted by NDTV
  • The United States-India Business Council (USIBC) leadership award for "Global Vision" 2007 in Washington.
  • Ranked 42nd among the World’s Most Respected Business Leaders  in a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers 
  • The World Communication Award for the Most Influential Person in Telecommunications in 2004 by Total Telecom
  • Telecom Man of the Year 2004 by Voice and Data magazine
  • Ranked 13th in Asia’s The Most Powerful 25 people
  • Awarded the "Chitralekha Person of the Year Award - 2007"  
  • Had been former Chairman of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
  • Honorary Fellow of  the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Named among the most powerful people in the world by Forbes in the list of 68 people by Forbes in 2010.


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