Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is the chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group which is one of the India’s biggest conglomerates. Belonging to one of the wealthiest families in India, Anil has also ranked amongst the world’s richest people through the exhibit of his extraordinary entrepreneurial skills.
Ambani was born on 4th June 1959 in Mumbai, India. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai and he did his Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After the death of his father, he inherited along with his brother Mukesh Ambani, the empire that was built by the import of synthetic fiber for the substitute of cotton. Anil got in his share, the responsibilities of entertainment, energy and telecom sectors. Since then a feud has risen between the two brothers, both trying to beat the other in order to become most wealthy.
Ambani joined his father’s company ‘Reliance Industries’ as the Co-Chief Executive Officer. He has been accredited with leading several financial advances in the Indian capital markets. He took the company to new heights of success. He led the country’s first expeditions in the overseas capital markets with international public contributions of global depositary receipts, bonds and convertibles. Another achievement of young Ambani was to raise approximately $2 billion from the overseas financial markets along with a 100 year ‘Yankee Bond’ that was issued in January 1997. After this accomplishment people called him a ‘financial wizard’. Ambani steered the Reliance Industries to where it is today; a leading petroleum, power, textiles, telecom and petrochemicals company. Ambani was also elected as an Independent member of the Rajya Sabha.
Today the Reliance Group is responsible for benefitting the lives of 1 to 10 Indians every day. The companies’ business manifestation reaches more than 20000 villages and towns all over India and five continents of the world. Anil Ambani has led Reliance Industries with great vision and determination. His personal assets are worth $8.8 billion. He is the fourth richest person in India. In 2009, Ambani was voted as the third most powerful person in India according to the India Today Power List. His achievements have been recognized through various awards and honors. He has a habit of making the headlines with his latest achievements every now and then. In 1997 he conferred the ‘Businessman of the Year 1997’ award by one of India’s prominent business magazine namely Business India. He was selected as the ‘Businessman of the Year’ in 2006 in the Times of India voting. Before that in 2004 he was honored with the ‘CEO of the Year’ award at the Platts Global Energy Awards. He is a well-respected personality in the business world and he is especially esteemed by the youth of India as a perfect role model. He was elected as the ‘MTV Youth Icon of the Year’ in 2003.
Ambani is definitely a man of substance. He is also well settled in his personal life. He is married to the Bollywood actress Tina Munim with whom he has two sons.