The wife of India’s richest man, Nita Ambani has set herself apart as a passionate philanthropist, leading the development of a model township, an elite school, and a Premier League cricket team. Still, Mumbai can’t stop talking about the 27-story, 570-foot-tall, 400,000-square-foot mansion that her family moved into six years ago.
Mukesh was married to Nita Ambani in 1984 and have two sons, Anant and Akash, and a daughter, Isha. They both first met through Mukesh’s father when he attended a dance performance which Nita part took in and carried the idea of arranging Nita and Mukesh’s marriage ever since.
They live in a private 27-storey building in Mumbai named Antilia valued at US $1 billion and was the most expensive residence in the world at the time of being built. The building stands 570 feet tall, requires a staff of 600 for maintenance, includes three helipads, houses a 160 car garage, private movie theater, swimming pool, fitness center, and many more amenities. In 2007 Mukesh gifted his wife Nita a $60 million dollar private aircraft, Airbus A-319, for her 44th birthday. The airbus, which has a capacity of 180 passengers, has been custom-fitted to include a fancy living room, bedroom, satellite television, WiFi, sky bar, Jacuzzi, and an office. Mukesh was titled The World’s Richest Sports Team Owners after his purchase of the IPL cricket team Mumbai Indians for $111.9 million in 2008.
In an interview with Rajdeep Sardesai in March 2017, Mukesh said that his favourite food continued to be idli sambar and his favourite restaurant remains Mysore Café, a restaurant in Kings circle (Mumbai) where he used to eat as a student at UDCT from 1974 to 1979.
Mukesh Ambani is a strict vegetarian and teetotaler. He is a very big fan of Bollywood movies where he watches three a week because he says “you need some amount of escapism in life.”
His wife, Nita, describes Mukesh’s nature to be very quiet, modest, and shy. Similar to when Dhirubhai took time out of his busy schedule for his children, Mukesh makes it a top priority to spend quality time with his children and family every Sundays.
Like mother like daughter.
Isha Mukesh Ambani (born 23 October 1991) is an Indian businesswoman. After graduating in Psychology and South Asian studies from Yale University, in October 2014 she was inducted into the boards of directors of Jio and Reliance Retail.
In 2008, Aisha Ambani, with a net worth of ₹4,710 crore (US$690 million), was ranked 2nd on the Forbes’ Youngest Billionaire Heiresses list, and in 2015 was named among 12 powerful upcoming businesswomen in Asia.
Isha Ambani worked as a business analyst with the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. Later that year, she was inducted into the boards of directors of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail.
In December 2015, she led the employee launch of Jio’s 4G services along with her brother in the presence of the brand’s ambassador, Shah Rukh Khan.
In April 2016, Ambani launched AJIO, an online fashion retailer, at the 2016 edition of Lakme Fashion Week. She oversees the branding and management segments of AJIO, which is a subsidiary of Reliance Retail. She is engaged to Anand Piramal son of businessman Ajay Piramal.
Take a peek into the luxurious life of the Ambani family below.