7 Interesting Facts About Mukesh Ambani Who Has Just Become Asia’s Richest Person!

Mukesh Ambani's wealth surged to $44.3 billion, compared to $44 billion of Jack Ma

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Mukesh Ambani is Asia's richest person
Mukesh Ambani is Asia’s richest person

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, the business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries is now the richest person in Asia.

Here are 7 interesting facts about Mukesh Ambani which we bet you didn’t knew!

Mukesh Ambani Is Asia’s Richest Person

As of today, Mukesh Ambani is Asia’s richest person. He has beaten Alibaba founder Jack Ma to grab #1 position in the Asia’s richest list.

This new ranking is as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

As per the index, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani is now worth $44.3 billion, as share prices of Reliance Industries Ltd. increased to Rs 1,099.8 rupees, which is an increase of 1.6%.

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma has wealth of $44 billion.

Compared to last year, Mukesh Ambani has increased his wealth by $4 billion.

Mukesh Ambani Owns World’s Largest Oil Refinery

In 1999, Reliance Industries opened the Jamnagar Refinery, whose capacity was 668,000 barrels per day. In 2008, the capacity was increased to 1,240,000 barrels per day, thereby making it World’s largest oil refinery.

This was a triumph for Mukesh Ambani, as he undertook the construction and expansion of this refinery as a challenge, and made sure that it executed on time.

The total cost of this OIl Refinery in Jamnagar is $6 billion.

Disruption of Jio

Within 22 months of its launch, Reliance Jio accumulated 215 million customers, which also includes paid users. This astonishing feat has never been achieved by any technology company, anywhere in world.

Brainchild of Mukesh Ambani, Jio caused some major disruption in the telecom circle, which led to exit of several players.

Mukesh Ambani Left MBA For His Dad

In the 1980s, Mukesh Ambani was doing his MBA from Stanford University in California.

However, he had to leave the MBA, and come back to India due to failing health of his dad. After he came back, he established the Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) Manufacturing Plant.

Mukesh Ambani Owns World’s Most Expensive Home

Antill, the massive home of the Ambani family in Mumbai is spread across 400,000 square feet and costed $2 billion to build. This is World’s most expensive home.

Annual Salary and Tax

Mukesh Ambani gets Rs 15 crore as annual salary, and this has remained unchanged since last 7 years. Besides, his company Reliance Industries pays approximately 5% of the overall tax collected in India (2015 data).

In the last decade, Reliance has paid more than Rs 2.8 lakh crore as tax to the Indian Govt!

Mukesh Ambani’s Nick Name

As per some reports, Mukesh Ambani’s nick name is Muku.

As per another set of reports, Mukesh has never tasted alcohol in life, and is a pure vegetarian. His favorite food is daal-roti and chawal (pulses, rice and chapati).

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