The Ambanis have always been in the limelight for their enormous wealth and success. Let that be their expensive car collection, their money, or their ultra-luxurious lifestyle, we get to know every bit of it through the media. Apart from the financial information, there is more to this great industrialist which we haven’t found out about. So let’s jump right into the topic and find some interesting facts about one of the richest men on the planet.
15 Facts about Mukesh Ambani
1. Drop out from Stanford
He completed his engineering degree and left off to the USA for further education. But, soon he dropped out of Stanford to assist his father in the expansion of the Reliance industries.
2. Favourite holiday destinations
He is a man who loves to be surrounded by nature, wildlife, and animals and that’s the sole reason why his first choice for a vacation spot is South Africa. So he goes there and spends most of the time watching animals.
3. Dreamt of becoming a teacher
He once mentioned that he always wanted to become a school teacher but his father got him into the family business. Still, he has a school named Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, and both Mukesh and Nita wish to become teachers later in their lives.
4. Dhirubhai Ambani played the love cupid
Reports from The Economic Times have stated that it was Dhirubhai who found Nita when she was trained in Bharatnatyam dance and so he called on her to meet his son Mukesh but Nita hung up the call twice thinking it was a prank call.
5. Proposed on the traffic signal
Just after a few days of dating on one fine day, Mukesh Ambani proposed to Nita on a busy street in traffic. He even said until you answer I am not going to drive ahead. The lady agreed and the rest is history.
6. Z level security
This level of security costs around 15-16 lakhs per month and that is how much Mukesh Ambani pays for the protection of his family. The Z level security is the second highest in India, he opted for this after 2013 when he received threats from a terrorist group, as per Reuters.
7. Ambani and sports
We all know that he is the proud owner of Mumbai Indians, who won their 5th title in IPL 2020 with Rohit Sharma as their captain. Mukesh sir also owns the Indian Super League, which is India’s premium football championship and is a part of Football Sports Development Limited.
8. Lockdown profits
The Economic Times has published that every hour during the lockdown since March Ambani earned 90 crores. These figures were shared in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020.
9. Guru – based on Dhirubhai’s life
The movie starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is closely related to the life of Dhirubhai Ambani. Mani Ratanam was the director of the film
10. His grandson – Prithvi
As the family has an Akash, that means Sky. And Prithvi means earth, which makes his name a combination of Earth and Sky. In 2020, the couple Akash Ambani and Shloka Ambani gave birth to Prithvi.
11. Born in Yemen
As most of us might think that he was born in Gujarat but that’s not true. Actually, Mukesh Ambani was born in Yemen, and later in a year, his family moved to Mumbai.
12. First Indian to own a Maybach 62
He got this as a gift for his wife Nita on her 50th birthday. This cost him about $ 500,000, the car is said to be like a private jet on wheels and is uncompromised on luxury.
13. Most expensive home – Antilia
The house costs around $2 billion and has a 27 storeyed building. The house is filled with luxuries and has space to park over 150 cars and three helicopters can land on its rooftop.
14. Expensive gift for Nita
On her 44th birthday, he gifted Nita a $62 million jet. The jet had a master bedroom, office, bathroom, and other luxurious things.
15. Objections on his home
Being the most expensive house of all time, there were a few controversies between the environment ministry and the Indian Navy opposing the helipad but after all the hustle he is a proud owner of it.
Being on the top of the list is never an easy task but this man knows how to do it. Some of their key life lessons by him are “Talk less, do more”, “Dream big”, and “Nurture your staff, not the profit”. I am sure if we work upon these we too will go a long way.
Read also – 18 Fascinating Facts about Cockroaches