Anil Ambani: a Biography
————————————————- Anil Ambani From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (June 2012)| Anil Ambani| Born| 4 June 1959 (age 53) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India| Residence| Mumbai, Maharashtra, India| Nationality| Indian| Alma mater| University of Mumbai The Wharton School|
Occupation| Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group| Net worth| $6 billion (2012)| Religion| Hinduism| Spouse(s)| Tina Munim| Children| 2| Parents| Dhirubhai Ambani Kokilaben Ambani| Relatives| Mukesh Ambani (Brother)| Website| Anil Ambani| Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (Gujarati: ???? ??????? (??????? ) ?????? ), born on 4 June 1959, is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of the largest private conglomerates in India. Anil’s elder brother Mukesh Ambani, who heads as the chairman ofReliance Industries. 3] The Ambani family is the richest family in India and one of the richest in the world, their wealth inherited from Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of largest Indian conglomerate Reliance Group.  He is known for having had affairs with bollywood divas and his affair with Sushmita Sen is well known. He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. citation needed] He is a member of the Central Advisory Committee, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. In March 2006, he resigned. He is also the Chairman of Board of Governors of DA-IICT,Gandhinagar.  Contents [hide] * 1 Career * 2 Awards and recognition * 3 Personal Life * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links| ————————————————- Career Ambani joined Reliance Industries, the company founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani, in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer and is credited with having pioneered many financial innovations in the Indian capital markets. citation needed] For example, he led India’s first forays into overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depositary receipts, convertibles and bonds. He directed Reliance in its efforts to raise, since 1991, around US$2 billion from overseas financial markets; with a 100-year Yankee bond issue in January 1997 being the high point, after which people regarded him as a financial wizard. He along with his brother, Mukesh Ambani, has steered the Reliance Group to its current status as India’s leading textiles, petroleum, petrochemicals, power, and telecom company. ) He is a close friend of movie star Amitabh Bachchan and Subrata Roy. One of his major achievements in the entertainment industry is the takeover of Adlabs, the movie production to distribution to multiplex company that owns India’s only dome theatre and the recently announced joint venture worth US$ 825 million with Steven Spielberg.  He has been embroiled in a dispute with his brother, Mukesh Ambani, over the supply of gas from the latter’s KG basin. citation needed] He recently topped Business Sheet’s “world’s biggest loser” list of business leaders who lost money in the late 2000s recession, losing $32. 5 billion in 2008, which brought him out of the top ten list to number 34 in 2009. ————————————————- Awards and recognition * Conferred the ‘Businessman of the Year 1997’ award by India’s leading business magazine Business India, December 1997.  ————————————————- Personal Life
Anil Ambani is married to Bollywood Actress Tina Munim and has two sons Jai Anmol and Jai Anshul.  He has taken part in the Mumbai Marathon race. Ambani is also a fan of Premier Leagueclub, Newcastle United and was extremely close to buying the club in September 2008. In June 2004, Anil was elected as an Independent Member of the Rajya Sabha – upper house of the Parliament of India. He is a vegetarian. He is known for having had affairs with bollywood divas and his love affair with former miss universe Sushmita Sen is well known.