Anil Ambani is a famous Indian businessman and the Chairman of
Reliance Group (also known as Reliance ADA Group), which was created in July 2006 after a demerger from Reliance Industries Limited. Anil Ambani was one the sixth richest person in the world. He leads a number of stock listed corporations including Reliance Capital, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Power and Reliance Communications.
Anil Ambani was born on June 4, 1959 in Bombay to Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani. The businessman has a degree in BSc from K.C college and a degree in MBA from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. He got married to actress Tina Munim in 1991 in 1991. The couple has two sons Anmol Ambani and Jai Anshul Ambani.
He is the younger brother of India's richest businessman Mukesh Ambani and has two sisters, Nina Bhadrashyam Kothari and Dipti Dattaraj Salgaocar.
Anil Ambani Net Worth, House & Companies
After the demise of Dhirubhai Ambani in 2002, Anil Ambani took over the reins of Reliance Group with interests in telecom, entertainment, financial services, power, spectrum and infrastructure. His business mainly includes 44 FM radio stations, nationwide DTH business, animation studios, and several multiplex cinemas throughout India. He is also credited with India's largest IPO, that of Reliance Power, which in 2008 was subscribed in less than 60 seconds, the fastest in the history of Indian capital markets to date. Anil Ambani made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2005 by acquiring a majority stake in Adlabs Films, a company with interests in film processing, production, exhibition and digital cinema. The company was renamed Reliance MediaWorks in 2009. In 2008 a joint venture worth US$1.2 billion with Steven Spielberg's production company DreamWorks cast Ambani's entertainment business to a global platform. Ambani has been behind the production of a number of Spielberg films, including the Academy Award-winning Lincoln.
Anil Ambani was given the Businessman of the Year 1997' award by India's leading business magazine Business India in December 1998. He was also voted 'the Businessman of the Year' in a poll conducted by The Times of India in December 2006. He was honoured with 'the CEO of the Year 2004' in the Platts Global Energy Awards.
In 2018, Anil Ambani became a part of the controversy sparked by the Congress party, over the Rafale deal between Indian government and Dassault, where Ambani's role was questioned by the opposition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accused of favouring Anil Ambani's defence manufacturing company over HAL, a public sector enterprise, in a fighter aircraft deal worth INR 58,000 crores with French manufacturing firm Dassault. Ambani, several of whose companies are debt-ridden, has denied all charges of benefiting from crony capitalism. Later, the Supreme Court of India gave a clean chit to PM Modi.
Anil Ambani declared before a UK court on February 2020 that his net worth is zero and he is bankrupt.