Born in Aden and raised in Mumbai, Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India and is one of the powerful personalities is the world. Besides his business interests, he has more things to be explored. Here are some of the interesting facts about this business tycoon:
1. Born in a Middle Class Family!
He was born in a lower-middle-class family and lived in a modest 2-bedroom apartment in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai. He used to travel public transportation and was barely given pocket-money in his youth.
2. Hockey Connection!
Durig his school days, Mukesh developed interest in playing Hockey and lost his interest in studies for playing Hockey.
3. Birds of a feather!
Adi Godrej, Anand Mahindra and Anand Jain have been his school mates and are also his best friends, so, the idiom fits perfect here- Birds of a feather flock together.
4. Teetotaler & Pure Veggie!
Mukesh Ambani has never tasted alcohol in his life and is also a pure vegetarian. His favorite food is- Chapaati-rice-daal.
5. When he had to discontinue his MBA!
Mukesh Ambani was pursuing his MBA at the Stanford University in California and had to discontinue it in 1980 to join his father in establishing a Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) Manufacturing Plant.
6. What a Nickname!
Do you know, what is his nickname? Well! it’s- Muku.
7. A shy speaker!
He is very nervous when it comes to public speaking.
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8. He owns world’s largest refinery!
Mukesh Ambani commissioned a refinery in Jamnagar, Gujarat and with an installed capacity 668000 barrels/day; it has become world’s largest refinery.
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9. Reliance Fresh!
He started a chain of more than seven hundred stores- Reliance Fresh on 29 October 2006 selling foods and various other household products.
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10. 5% of India’s GDP!
His industry- Reliance Industries, contribute almost 5% to the total tax-revenue of the Government of India.
He maintains a low profile and generally wears a simple white shirt and a black pant. He doesn’t follow any brand.
Mukesh Ambani is a movie buff and use to watch at least 3 movies in a week.
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13. He owns world’s most expensive house!
He is the owner of world’s most expensive residential property- Antilia located in South Mumbai. Its value has been estimated around $1 billion. It has 27 stories and more than 600 staffs.
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14. What a van!
He owns a customized car-bus/vanity van worth around 25 crore Indian Rupees.
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