Anil Ambani is a leading business and philanthropist, who heads the famous Reliance Anil Dhirubai Ambani Group, after he parted ways from his brother Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest men in the country and the world.
Net Worth: $5.9 billion
Income Sources: Anil Ambani is the chairman of Reliance ADA Group, which was formed after its split up from Reliance Industries Limited in 2005. He also owns a number of corporations including Reliance Communications, Reliance Power, Reliance Capital and Reliance Infra. His company called Reliance Mediaworks is amongst the leading Bollywood film production company, besides running DTH business, animation studios, FM radio stations and multiplex cinema halls around the country.
Born: 4th June, 1959 (55 years old)
Full Name: Anil Dhirubhai Ambani
Height: 5’5″ Feet
Marital Status: Married to former Bollywood actress, Tina Munim. The couple has two sons, Jai Anmol and Jai Anshul.
Anil Ambani was born in Begusarai in Maharashtra in a Gujarati family and his father Dhirubhai Ambani was one of the greatest entrepreneurs and visionaries of the country. Anil was a bright student and did his graduation in Science from the University of Mumbai, followed by an MBA degree from the prestigious Wharton School University of Pennsylvania. Anil Ambani entered the business world in 1983 by joining the company established by his father as co chief executive officer and took the company to a path of success by making innovative financial reforms in it. Anil, along with his elder brother Mukesh, played a key role in making Reliance one of the biggest conglomerates in the field of textiles, petrochemicals and petroleum. However, as the two decided to split after the death of their father in 2005, Anil Ambani got his share in the Reliance Group, with the sectors of telecom, power, infrastructure, entertainment and financial services under his wing, and known by the name of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. In the last 10 years, the company has registered phenomenal growth under his able leadership and has established a global reputation in all its fields. He is currently the chairman of Reliance Communications, Reliance Power, Reliance Big Entertainment, Reliance Capital and Reliance Infrastructure. Anil Ambani ventured into the entertainment industry in 2005 by acquiring a major stake in Adlabs Films, which was later renamed Reliance Mediaworks in 2009. The company has been involved in a number of national and international projects, including the Academy Award winning Steven Spielberg movie called “Lincoln”, which was released in 2012. He also takes the credit of the biggest ever IPO for Reliance Power, which was worth $ 3 billion and was astonishingly subscribed in less than a minute. He saw tough times in his career too, when there was a decline in his fortune due to the plunge in his shares.
In his personal life, Anil Ambani is considered as a fitness freak, who is often seen participating in marathon events. He prefers to eat vegetarian diet and avoids smoking and drinking. He is also known for his love of brands, gadgets and luxurious jets and yachts.