Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest billionaire with an estimated net worth of $ 47.7 billion. He is the owner of Reliance Industries and a Premier League cricket club Mumbai Indians.
Unlike many self-made billionaires, Mukesh Ambani inherits the inheritance from his father – business magnate Dhirubhai Ambani, to become the chairman of Reliance Industries. Initially, Reliance was just a small textile manufacturing company, Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani opened the door to export spices to Yemen, then started to import yarn and build up the largest textile “empire” in India.
In the late 1960s, business boomed, the Ambani family quickly “rose” to become the country’s richest tycoon. Dhirubhai Ambani built a career from nothing, he did not even graduate from high school. However, he attaches great importance to the education of his children.
The founder of Reliance Industries does not want his children to be overprotected. He does not want the “golden spoon” children to grow up without any practical life skills. Dhirubhai Ambani hired tutors to teach their children about real life experiences. Three hours a day, Mukesh Ambani and his brothers will be assigned practical tasks like taking public transport or buying train station tickets by themselves.
“Back then, even though we grew up in a wealthy family, we still had to travel by bus, train or any public transport. Father wanted us to understand what a normal life is like. “billionaire Mukesh Ambani told The New York Times that those were the most expensive experiences of his life.