For those of us who are growing up and have to go through the sweat and blood to make something of ourselves and most importantly – make ends meet, we sometimes look at kids who are way better off as a result of the hard work of their parents and most often can’t douse the fire of jealousy that grows within us.
What makes our rears burn even more is having to flip through the tabloids or scroll through blogs of star kids that have done nothing to earn credit for themselves, rather their lives spiral around living in the shadow of their parents, who most certainly have done exceptionally well in life to put them in that position. It’s kind of aggravating some times to come across their names for the silliest of reasons. Well it’s not really their fault to be honest, rather the gossip columns sometimes cannot spring up anything controversial to gets their material sold and in turn cover useless stories that we probably wouldn’t give a damn about. The fashion of the star kid, when they took their first step, when they peed their pants in public and all sorts of information that should be nugatory to a newspaper or a reputed blog.
Well, that’s that, and sometimes we have to learn to live with the fact that we have to make our way up the ladder. And if you think I’m one frustrated writer venting his anger on kids who are just born fortunate, well the truth is I’m not. In fact, I’m here to talk about one star kid, who unlike similar kids like him – who have thrashed hotels just because they have the funds to cover the damage and have been caught in scandalous acts, this kid was born to the rich of the rich, yet has maintained his dignity and is slowly making his way to molding a respectable stature for himself. By the way, we’re referring to the boy you probably have spotted sitting in the dugout of the Mumbai Indians cricket team – Akash Ambani. Before we get into the life of Akash Ambani, which according to me is still very much an open chapter, we’ll discuss why this kid is famous in the first place, we’ll talk about his family and the cushion of green notes that his father has made sure he’s put under his son’s rear. Let’s begin.
Akash is the eldest son of Reliance Industries Ltd‘s chairman, Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. For the past ten years Mukesh has been named by Forbes as the richest Indian and the second richest Asian. With a value of $20 billion plus, Mukesh is regarded by Forbes as the “68 people who matter most” and ranked the 36th most powerful person in the world.
Back in 1981, Mukesh dropped out of Harvard College to come back to India to assist his father, Dhirubhai Ambani, in initiating his father’s company Reliance in shifting from textiles to polyester fibers and eventually branching into petrochemicals.
He became a multi-billionaire when he started a petroleum refinery in Jamnagar, India. The refinery produced 660,000 barrels per day, making Reliance Petroleum one of the leading producers of fuel in the country.
Mukesh then launched Reliance Infocomm Limited, which practically worked as the impetus for the introduction of technology and communications in India. For a period of time, ‘Reliance Communications’ as it is called today, practically dominated the telephonic communication sphere in India.
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Today, Mukesh is regarded as one of the richest sports owners when he took charge of the Indian Premier League Cricket team Mumbai Indians. For Mukesh, life is just not about gaining but giving as well, and as a testimony to his belief he was named one of the top five philanthropist’s in the country.
The Ambanis made headlines once again when they moved into the most expensive residence in the world. ‘Antilia’ which sits on the Altamount Road, in South Mumbai, scales 27-floors and is worth a whopping $1-billion making its way into the records as the most expensive house on the planet.
Who Is Akash Ambani?
As mentioned before, Akash Ambani is the eldest son of Mukesh and Nita Ambani. Akash was born in 1991, just a few minutes before his twin sister Isha Ambani. He has a younger brother Anant, who is studying in the United States and made news in the gossip columns when he shed an unbelievable 108-kgs.
Akash swung into the limelight when he actively supported his dad’s Indian Premier League cricket team, Mumbai Indians. He wishes to become a cricketer himself and his enthusiasm towards the game is very much prevalent when he sits at the team dugout, supporting them whether they win or lose.
As soon as he graduated from Brown University, United States, he started interning in his father’s business, knowing someday that he will have to take complete control of it.
A bright prospect for the future of the company, as soon as he was done with his internship, he joined the board of directors for Reliance’s latest endeavor – Jio. Currently, Akash has made his way to become the chief of strategy of Reliance Jio.
Akash Ambani & Reliance Jio
Launched on the eve of the birthday anniversary of the founder of Reliance Industries, late Dhirubhai Ambani, on 27th December, brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan unveiled the future of reliance industries in the presence of celebrities and 35,000 Reliance employees from around the world.
Officially known as Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), the brand deals with digital services, broadband services and mobile telephonic communications. Reliance Jio acquired Infotel Broadband Services Limited for Rs. 4,800cr as its broadband spectrum covered 22 important zones in India, and that boosted Jio’s spread over the country. The broadband service offered by Jio cover areas like instant messaging, music streaming, Live Television and a digital payment platform.
The company has already covered 250,000 kilometers with optic fiber cables and is the process of roping small competitors into the fold to increase its reach to people all across India.
In an attempt to advertise their brand and get support of the public even before its launch, Jio offered free Wi-Fi to spectators at the world T20 cricket world cup at the Wankhede Stadium, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, Eden Gardens and the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. The move garnered them enough recognition from cricket enthusiasts.
Though the brand was supposed to be launched in 2015, some technical and procedural issues barred it from being launched at the specified time but it was finally launched to the Indian public in on September 5, 2016.
Heir to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), in an interview to a Times of India publication, Akash says, “My legacy only motivates me, I wouldn’t say it weighs on me. He further adds, “So far my experience (at Jio) has been incredible. It’s a lifetime opportunity to contribute to one of the largest rollouts of digital services in the world,”.
Akash Ambani Is Very Grounded!
According to Nita Ambani, Akash is a very grounded person and he credits her for this personality trait. According to Akash, “She has instilled in us simplicity. It is from her that we learned to respect and value money”. Whether in school or while studying at Brown, all his expenses used to go through Nita Ambani. He is also said to be sensitive and emotional and relates with people very well.
Hobbies Of Akash Ambani
Akash Ambani loves to spend time with his family members and loves watching movies with family members and his dad. According to Akash, “We watch at least 2-3 movies a week. I think we have seen almost every movie released,”.
As mentioned before, he is an avid cricketer, he’s been closely involved with the family-owned IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. He is a serious football fan as well and is involved in the Indian Super League (ISL) to promote soccer in India.
Sailing, watching documentaries and photography are his other passions.
Girlfriends of Akash Ambani
It is very natural for girls to be close to Akash Ambani but it seems he has never gone too far with anyone. According to sources, his mother Nita Ambani had taught this lesson during school days. There is no solid information in the public domain about the personal life of Akash Ambani. According to some publications, Akash doesn’t even spend time outside his home. He works five days a week and after that, he is required to be at home.
Controversy Surrounding Akash!!
Rumor has it that Mukesh Ambani’s eldest son was involved in a high-speed accident in his Aston Martin. The car apparently hurtled down Peddar Street, Mumbai, lost control and slammed into an Audi A6 and a Skoda Sedan. The next day, one of the workers of Ambani’s, Mr. Joshi aged 55, claimed responsibility for the accident though a witness spotted a young boy speeding in the car before its collision. The incident was sooner than expected watered down and not even the police made anything of it despite being poked by the media. No one was injured or killed and the very next day, owners of the Audi and Skoda received brand new cars with upgrades at their door step.
His Next Step!!
All in all, stepping into such a pivotal position in a multi-billion company is no joke but like father like son, Akash too has stepped up to ensure the sustenance of his family business. Akash quotes his father Mukesh Ambani, “Always says trust people and they will trust you and business can grow only in an environment of trust and respect.” This sums up which way the young man is headed!
We wish this young lad the very best in his future endeavors!