Anil Ambani: Popularly known as the Wealthiest individual
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is the Chief Executive Officer for Reliance Group. Ambani brothers- Mukesh and Anil took Reliance Group to a great height.With their effort and intelligence they have made it to India’s textiles, petroleum, petrochemicals, power and Telecommunication Company.Reliance Group was founded in the year 2006. The Reliance group includes Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital, Reliance Infrastructure, and Reliance Power. It is among the India’s top businesses and is the world’s largest shareholder. Under his leadership he has raised the Reliance Group with $2 billionsince 1991 from the overseas financial markets.
He was elected as the Independent Member of the RajyaSabha with the support of the Samajwadi Party in the year 2004. Anil met the leadership for the major defense manufacturers. He started the Reliance Defense Limited and entered the defense industry, acquired Pipavav shipyard to design and develops military equipment from UAVs and spacecraft to submarine systems.
He was a member of President’s Global Council, New York University in USA, Advisory Board of Warwick Business School (WBS) in UK and Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School in USA. He was also appointed as Co-Chair of the India-China CEO Forum.
Anil was born on 4th June, 1959 in Mumbai. He is the younger son of the entrepreneur Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. After the split of the Reliance Group from his brother Mukesh, he founded the ‘Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group”. This group is involved with the ongoing economic transformation of India. He is also the Chairman of Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital and Reliance Energy.He is a highly educated billionaire with his Bachelor’s degree in Science from University of Mumbai and completed Masters in Business Administration at The Wharton School in University of Pennsylvania. He had an excellent educational qualification.
He is married to Bollywood Actress Tina Munim who is also the Managing Director of Reliance Industries. He has two sons Jai Anmol and Jai Anshul. Along with professional life chooses to stay fit, physically and mentally. He also participates in various marathons. In entertainment industry he took over the Adlabs. Celebrities like Amitabh Bacchan and Subrata Roy were his close friends. In 2008 he almost lost $32.5 billion. Later he overcame from the losses and was tagged in the India’s richest people’s list.
Other than Reliance he also established Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) with 750 bed multi-specialty hospital in Mumbai. He started the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat and MudraInstitute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad which is the India’s Premier Management School for Strategic Marketing and communication.
In 1997, he was awarded Businessman of the Year by Business India magazine.
In 2002, he was awarded for The Entrepreneur of the Decade by the Bombay Management Association.
In 2003, was voted for ‘Mtv Youth Icon of the Year’.
In 2004, he was presented the CEO of the year at the Platts Global Energy Awards.
In 2006, he was voted as the Businessman of the Year in Times of India poll.
He was also awarded the First Wharton Indian Alumni Award by the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF)