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The Ambani Family

The Ambani Family

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani has been on the Board of Reliance since 1977. He has been instrumental in creating the world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar in the state of Gujarat. He is also credited with the company’s development of Infrastructure and establishment of an organized, pan-India retail network. He is also responsible for one of the world’s most expensive 4G broadband wireless networks. Ambani is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry, Government of India and a part of the Board of Governors of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, India. He is a Board Member of the Interpol Foundation, and a member of The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

Forbes has ranked Mukesh Ambani at richest Indian and the 10th richest man in the world according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2019. He was also named in TIME magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’. Ambani’s Reliance has businesses in different areas such as refining and marketing, petrochemicals, oil and gas, retail, digital services, telecommunication and media and entertainment. Mukesh Ambani is also the Director of many of Reliance Group companies including Reliance Petroleum Limited, Reliance Industries Limited, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, KDA Enterprises Private Limited, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, among others.

He owns the Mumbai Indian franchise in the Indian Premier League, India’s annual Twenty20 Cricket Competition . He lives in the world’s most expensive private residence, Antilla in Mumbai. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and MBA from Stanford University, U.S.

Nita M. Ambani is the wife of Mukesh Ambani. She is the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation. She is a co-owner of Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League Cricket Franchise. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Football Sports

Development Limited that launched the Indian Super League (ISL), India’s annual football franchise competition involving overseas football players as well. She is also the

Founder of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, and leads Sir. H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. She is on the Board of Reliance Industries Limited and EIH Limited (The Oberoi Group).

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


Television and Broadcasting

TV18 Broadcast and Private Limited (51.6%)

Television and Movie Production

Viacom18 Media Private Limited (51%)

Cable and Satellite

IndiaCast Media Distribution Private Limited (100%),


Balaji Telefilms Limited (Reliance Industries holds 24.92%)


Info Media Press Limited (50.6%),

Apparel and other domestic essentials

Homeshop18 (44% Shares),

Movie Tickets Booking Portal

Bookmyshow (39% shares)

Travel and Logistics

Yatra (7% Shares)

Online Business

Moneycontrol. Dot Com India Limited (100%)


Reliance Jio Digital Services Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Lifestyle Holdings Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance LNG Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Polyolefins Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Aromatics and Petrochemicals Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Payment Solutions Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Wholesale & Trade

Reliance Progressive Traders Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Prolific Traders Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Real Estate

Reliance Prolific Commercial Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Retail Limited (Reliance Industries holds 99.95%)


Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 74.90%)

Commercial Services

Reliance SMSL Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Commercial Port

Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (Reliance Industries holds 41.80%)

Digital Services

Kanhatech Solutions Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Model Economic Township Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Naroda Power Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)


Reliance Corporate IT Park Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Gas & Pipeline

Reliance Gas Pipelines Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Anil Ambani

brother of Mukesh Ambani. He is the Founder and Chairman of Reliance Group which includes Reliance Capital, Reliance Communications, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Power, Reliance Defense and Engineering Ltd., Reliance Defense Limited and Reliance Defense Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Reliance group is amongst India’s top business houses and has one of the world largest shareholder/investor base of nearly 8 million shareholders. Anil Ambani’s firm, Reliance Communications, RCom filed for bankruptcy in February 2019, due to burgeoning debts to the tune of $ 7 billion.

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The information is collected from the Network18 and Reliance Industries company annual report. An email was sent on the 10th January 2019 and a courier on the 1st February 2019 was sent to the Network18 Media and Investment Limited company requesting clarification of data collected about the channel and the Company. The Company has not responded so far.

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