Mukesh Ambani net worth: Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire businessman chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, who has a net worth of $18.5 billion. Mukesh Ambani has earned his net worth through his career at Reliance Industries, which is a Fortune 500 company. He has been ranked as one of the richest people in the world and the second richest man in Asia. He was once ranked as the richest person in the world and it is predicted by Forbes that he will be again, possibly by 2014. Ambani took Reliance from textiles to polyester fibres, and into exploring the production of oil and gas, as well as, petroleum refining and petrochemicals. He also created Reliance Infocomm Limited, which is now called Reliance Communications Limited. Mukesh Ambani is also the creator and director of the world's largest petroleum refinery in Jamnagar, India. They produced 660,000 barrels of petro a day.
Ambani was born in Aden, Colony of Aden, which is now known as Yemen. He has a younger brother, Anil, who is also a billionaire and Ambani's competitor. Anil is the owner of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Mukesh also has two sisters. He attended Abaay Morisha School in Mumbai and earned a bachelor's degree, from UDCT, in chemical engineering. He began working on his MBA at Stanford University, but could only stay for one year. His father pulled him out to help him with the building of the PYF plant, and Mukesh helped his father initiate the backward integration from textiles to polyester fibres and petrochemicals.
Mukesh Ambani has won several awards and honors, such as, the "School of Engineering and Applied Science, Dean's Medal," "United States-India Business Council Leadership Award," "Chitrale Person of the Year Award," and "World Communication Award." He is also on the board of directors of the Bank of America Corporation and on the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ambani is married to Nita Ambani and they have three children together, Isha, Akash, and Anant. Mukesh and his family own the most expensive family home in history, with a valued at over $1 billion. It's called Antilia and is twenty seven stories high. Ambani is also the owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team, the Mumbai Indians.