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10 Shocking Facts About Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India and is one of the powerful personalities is the world. In 2016, he was ranked 38 on Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people. As of 2016, Ambani has consistently held the title of India’s richest person on the magazine’s list for ten years. Besides his business interests, he has more things to be explored.

Here are 10 things you definitely did not know about Mukesh Ambani:

1) Born

Mukesh Ambani was not born in India, he was born in Aden, Yemen in 1957.Born in a lower-middle-class family, he lived in a modest 2-bedroom apartment in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai. He used to travel by public transport and was barely given pocket-money in his youth.

2) Security

Mukesh ambani is the only Indian businessman to get z- category security. His Z-category security reportedly costs him around Rs 15 to 16 lakh per month.

3) Car

Mukesh Ambani’s BMW 760Li is totally bullet-proof with armour protection on the chassis and windows, This BMW 7-Series weighs nearly 2.5 tonnes because of the heavy armour. This armoured car has reportedly been specially manufactured in Germany. Since the import duty on armoured cars is 300%, Mukesh Ambani paid nearly Rs. 8.5 crore for this car. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the same car.

4) House

Antilia Tower, Mumbai, India, by architects Perkins-Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates, for Mukesh Ambani. 02/2011 pub orig

His house is called Antilia. As of November 2014, it is deemed to be the world’s most expensive residential property, after Buckingham Palace which is designated as a crown property. It is thus the world’s most expensive private residential property,[7]valued at $1 billion. Its unique design makes it clearly distinguished in the Mumbai skyline.

5) Pure veggie

Mukesh Ambani has never tasted alcohol in his life and is also a pure vegetarian. His favorite food is- Chapaati-rice-daal.

6) Nickname

The business tycoon is called “Muku” at home and it was very popular in his childhood.

7) 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.

8) Marriage Proposal

The love story of Nita Ambani and Mukesh Ambani is not only offbeat but also unique. After all, Dhirubhai Ambani, India’s top businessman and the father of Mukesh became a matchmaker and arranged everything so that the two would get along and end up marrying each other. The story of how Mukesh proposed to Neeta is perhaps one of the best tales to emerge out of the entire courtship. They were as usual driving around on Mumbai’s roads in Mukesh’s car when he suddenly grew serious and stopped the car, even though the lights were green. He turned around to face her and said plainly “Will you marry me?” A shocked Nita was gathering her wits when Mukesh added further “Tell me now or I won’t start the car!” Nita jokes about how she “said yes to avoid a traffic jam!”

9) Cinephilia

Mukesh Ambani is a cine buff and watches at least 3 movies in a week.

10) Net worth

 

 

Reliance Industries Chairman and MD, 59-year-old Mukesh Ambani’s net worth of $23.1 billion is more than the GDP of 14 Indian states and union territories. His industry contributes almost 5% to the total tax-revenue of the Government of India.
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