The Ambani family stands as one of India’s most influential business dynasties, with its roots traced back to the visionary Dhirubhai Ambani. Following his legacy, Mukesh Ambani has propelled the Reliance conglomerate into a global force, pivotal in shaping India’s business landscape.
Since the passing of Dhirubhai in 2002, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, his two sons, assumed leadership roles within the family empire.
Mukesh Ambani, the elder sibling, has been instrumental in steering Reliance Industries towards global prominence and currently resides with his family in the opulent Antilia in Mumbai, one of the world’s most expensive homes.
Mukesh Ambani‘s immediate family members, including his wife Nita Ambani, and children Anant, Akash, and Isha Ambani, actively contribute to various facets of Reliance Industries Ltd.
Forbes estimates the Ambani family’s wealth at $93.5 billion, making them India’s richest family.
Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, commenced his educational journey at Hill Grange High School in Mumbai and later attended St. Xavier’s College.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology. Although he briefly pursued an MBA at Stanford University, Mukesh chose to withdraw in 1980 to support his father in developing Reliance.
Nita Ambani, the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, and key player in various Reliance endeavors, holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai.
Isha Ambani, recently appointed as a non-executive director on the board of Reliance Strategic Investments, embarked on her higher education at Yale University, studying psychology. She later earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and now plays a pivotal role at Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, contributing to strategic planning and managing marketing teams.
Anant Ambani, the youngest son, pursued his schooling at Dhirubhai Ambani International School and higher education at Brown University. At 28, he is the executive in charge of Reliance Industries Ltd.’s energy division and serves on the boards of Reliance Retail Ventures and Jio Platforms.
Akash Ambani, the elder son, attended Dhirubhai Ambani International School before majoring in Economics at Brown University. Currently serving as the chairman of Reliance Jio, Akash has held various positions within the Reliance Group.
Akash Ambani’s marriage to Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamond merchant Russel Mehta, adds to the family’s prominence. Shloka, who studied Anthropology at Princeton University and later obtained a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, is also a key figure in the Ambani Empire.