Who is the richest man in India in 2017? Read this.

The richest man in India in the year 2017 is Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani. He was born on April 19, 1957 in Yemen. Mukesh Ambani has a younger brother and two sisters.  He is married to Nita Ambani and is the father of two sons and one daughter. In his early life, the Ambani family resided in a simple two-bedroom house in Mumbai. Later, the family purchased a 14 floor apartment block in Colaba, knows as the Sea Wind.

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Early Years of the Richest Man in India

Mukesh Ambani did his schooling from the Hill Grange High School in Mumbai. He took his degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga. Afterwards, he joined the Stanford University for his MBA but discontinued the same to support his father in building the Reliance Company.

Presently, Mukesh Ambani is the chairman, the managing director and the largest shareholder of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), one of the most reputed and valuable company in the market. He holds a share of 44.7 percent stake in the company.


Mukesh Ambani received the Global Leadership Award in the year 2010. NDTV India also honored him with the Business Leader of the Year Award in the same year.

In the year 2012, Forbes honored him as one of the richest sports owners in the world. In the year 2016, Mukesh Ambani was the only Indian Businessman to be mentioned at the Forbes’ List of the world’s most powerful people. Mukesh Ambani has been consistent in holding the title of the India’s richest person.

Currently, Mukesh Ambani along with his family lives in a 27-storey building in Mumbai, named Antilia. The value of the same is US$1 billion. Furthermore, It is considered to be one of the most expensive homes that has ever been built.

Net Worth

Mukesh Ambani is not only the richest man in India but also the richest man in the entire Asia.

He has a net worth of $22. 3 billion.

He is a very intelligent person with very creative business skills. His recent idea to offer free Jio services throughout the country, has really helped him to prosper a lot. His wealth was not affected negatively by providing free 4G services. Instead, he witnessed a growth of $6 billion in his wealth from the same.

Although, Mukesh Ambani’s actual wealth is influenced majorly by the performance of the Reliance Industries, but Jio has also played a positive role in his life.

Mukesh Ambani is one of the most prestigious personality of the country. Most important, he and his family is given the respect that they deserve. Nowadays, the Ambani couple is seen at every award function. Recently, they welcomed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the purpose of rededication of the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Just like him, his daughter has an entrepreneur mind as well. She is the mind behind the success of AJIO, an online fashion retailer by Reliance. She is definitely beauty with brains. You can read more about Mukesh Ambani’s Daughter, Isha Ambani’s story.

Mukesh Ambani Daughter Isha Ambani

Furthermore, Mukesh Ambani with his hard work and thorough dedication has achieved a lot in his life and will continue to do so. He is a clear inspiration for all other businessmen in the country as well as in the world.

Rutavi Bhatia

Author at Coworking India Magazine. I love writing about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.