Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, has taken the world by surprise after surpassing the richest man in Europe, Bernard Arnault to become the fourth wealthiest person in the world.
The massive net worth of Mr. Ambani has hiked to $80.6 billion, making him the only Asian tycoon in the exclusive club of the world’s top 5 richest people. The other 3 persons ahead of Mukesh Ambani, owner of Reliance Industries Ltd are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Mukesh Ambani is the owner of the second-most expensive home in the world, which is, Antilia, ranks after Buckingham Palace. Antilia is worth Rs 1,40,000,000,000 (14,000 crore rupees or USD 2 billion). The expensive mansion has 3 helipads on the roof.
Despite being the fourth-richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani is also one of the most humble and simplest persons one would come across. His wife Nita Ambani said that she liked Mukesh’s simplicity and humility during the time of their courtship. Due to Mukesh’s busy schedule, the couple could only go out for one hour at night and just wander around the streets of Mumbai. Instead of taking his lady love to fancy restaurants and bars, Mukesh Ambani preferred having vada pav with Nita Ambani from the roadside cafes. He would even travel on public transport with her.
This says a lot about the billionaire’s personality who has been an equal partner with his father in establishing one of the biggest business empires in India. Mukesh Ambani is a simple and down-to-earth person who prefers the same for his food. He is a hardcore vegetarian and has even followed the code when he lives alone in the USA during the 1970s when he was studying at Stanford. Although Mukesh Ambani eats eggs, he avoids the meat of any sort.
Mukesh Ambani is not fussy about food. He likes experimenting with all sorts of foods from the posh restaurants to the roadside cafes. His favorite foods places are Mysore Café in Matunga and Swati Snacks. Mukesh Ambani is so fond of Swati Snacks that if someone is going to the place he always asks for a parcel for himself. Mukesh Ambani also enjoys chaat at Chandni Chowk. With time he has also developed a liking for Thai food as his children love Thai cuisine. Also, he loves thali cuisine especially when they are traveling outside India. According to Mukesh Ambani, he does not mind having anything as long as it is vegetarian.
Mukesh Ambani is fond of Idli- sambar which is prepared at home every Sunday for breakfast. Mukesh Ambani loves idli sambar so much that he doesn’t even mind having it from the small canteens at the airports. He also likes dosa and knows a special person at Gwalia Tank who makes it best.