Gates and Zuckerberg in Indian outfits at the wedding of the son of the richest man in Asia Mix


Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani (the richest man in Asia) celebrated his son’s wedding in the presence of 1,200 people from all over the world, including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

In this context, the British newspaper “Daily Mail” wrote – yesterday, Monday – that “over the weekend, technology executives, including Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, and Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, attended a lavish celebration costing about 150 million.” Dollar and lasted 3 days before the wedding of the son of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, who is considered the tenth richest person in the world.

The newspaper added, “The ceremony was held on the occasion of the marriage of Anant Ambani (28 years old), the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani (66 years old), to Radhika Merchant (29 years old), the daughter of billionaire Shri Viren Merchant, CEO of Encore Healthcare.”

The wedding ceremony began with the participation of American pop star Rihanna, who is singing for the first time in India, and is believed to have received $6.3 million for singing for two hours.

Zuckerberg’s presence is logical, as Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Jio Platforms Limited, which is owned by Reliance Industries, in 2020, and there is great cooperation between Microsoft and some other companies affiliated with the Indian company.

The ceremony was also attended by Bob Iger, President of Walt Disney, noting that his company plans to create an entertainment giant worth $8.5 billion in partnership with Reliance Industries in the most populous country in the world.

During the celebration, which was held in the city of Jamnagar in the Indian state of Gujarat, guests enjoyed 500 dishes prepared by about 100 chefs, and were also attended by Bollywood legends, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former US President Donald Trump, also attended.

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner attend pre-wedding celebrations of Anant Ambani, son of Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries, and Radhika Merchant, daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant, in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, March 2, 2024. Reliance Industries/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.  NO RESALES.  NO ARCHIVES.
Daughter of former US President Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, attended the wedding (Reuters)

In 2018, Ambani celebrated the most expensive wedding in the history of India when he married his daughter. The cost of the ceremony at the time amounted to 100 million dollars and was performed by the famous American singing star Beyoncé.

Who is Mukesh Ambani?

Mukesh Ambani was born on April 19, 1957 in Aden, Yemen. He is one of 4 children of the famous Indian industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani, who initially worked as an employee at a gas station in Aden, Yemen.

Due to the unstable political climate in Yemen at the time, the family moved in 1958 to the Bhuleshwar neighborhood in Bombay, where Dhirubhai Ambani and his cousin founded the Reliance trading company.

Mukesh Ambani earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai, and then obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in the United States.

In 1981, he joined the family company, where he worked to diversify business activities and enter into a wide range of fields, including communications, infrastructure, petrochemicals, petroleum refining, polyester fibres, and gas and oil production.

After his father’s death in 2002, Mukesh Ambani and his brother Anil took over the leadership of the Reliance companies, but disagreements led them to divide assets through a non-compete agreement (2006-2010) under which Mukesh took over the management of the gas, oil and petrochemical unit companies under the umbrella of Reliance, while Anil controlled Telecommunications, power generation and financial services.

Ambani led the development of Reliance Retail – a retail network that includes physical and online stores – with Reliance claiming to be the largest retailer in India, and that its customer base will reach 249 million in 2023.

Ambani currently serves as Chairman and Managing Director of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, a multinational conglomerate that includes companies in sectors such as petrochemicals, energy, textiles, retail and telecommunications.

With a net worth of $117.5 billion as of March 4, 2024, Ambani is the richest person in Asia and was ranked among the 10 richest people in the world in Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires in the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Mukesh Ambani is married to Nita Ambani, a businesswoman and advocate for women’s and children’s rights, and they have three children: twins Akash and Isha, and their youngest son Anant. The family lives in Antilla, south of Mumbai, in a skyscraper that cost a billion dollars and employs 600 servants.

This luxurious residence, with an area of ​​​​37 thousand square meters, contains 27 floors, a temple, a salon, a private movie theater, a garage that can accommodate 168 cars, and a car service station.

Source : Al Jazeera + British press + social media sites

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