Dhirubhai Ambani (Reliance Founder) Biography, Death, Wiki, Career and more

Dhirubhai Ambani (Reliance Founder) Biography, Education, Wiki, Networth, Personal Life, Wife, Networth, Death Cause and more

Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani was an Indian Businessman. He had founded Reliance Industries Limited. He was born on 28 December, 1931 at Chorwad, Gujarat, India. His father Hirachand Ambani was a school teacher. Being the son of school teacher, he grew up to be a hardworking, intelligent and bright young man. In the age of teenager, he had a great deal of skill in retailing and selling oil. Ambani had started dreaming about a new and progressive India. he died on 6 July, 2002, at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

NameDhirubhai Ambani
Date of Birth28 December 1931
Birth PlaceChorwad, Gujarat
Famous ForFounder of Reliance Industries Limited
Father NameHirachand Gordhanbhai Ambani
Mother NameJamnaben Ambani
WifeKokilaben Ambani (m. 1955–2002)
SonMukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani
Death6 July 2002
Age70 years (At time of death)
Death PlaceBreach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai
Death CauseHeart Attack


Dhirubhai Ambani was an Indian Billionaire. He was born in Modh Baniya Family. Dhirubhai was the founder of Reliance Industries Limited. He was a bright student since childhood but due to lack of money, he did not complete his education. Early, he started business with his brother. After he ended the partnership and he continue the business.


Ambani was left his studies after 10th standard. He did his first job at gas station as an attendant with salary of just Rs. 300. In 1957, he came back to Mumbai. In 1960, he established a company known as Reliance Commercial Corporation with his brother Champaklal Damini. The business was to export spices and to import polyester yarn.

On 1965, Ambani ended partnership with Champaklal Damini and decided to continue the polyester business. He also renamed business Reliance Industries Limited. In 1986, he suffered a stroke, which had paralyzed his right hand. Then, he handed over business to his sons.


The Journey of Dhirubhai Ambani is incredible and motivation for all. He is an inspiration for the society. He was a great leader and was a kind hearted person. Ambani also did social work for people. He did so many things in his life to become a successful person.


  • On 1996, he was awarded as ‘The most Powerful people in Asia’ by Asia week magazine.
  • On 1998, he was awarded as ‘Dean’s Medal’ by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • He was awarded as ‘Man of the Century’ by Chemtech Foundation and Engineering World in 2000.
  • He was awarded as ‘Corporate Excellence for Lifetime Achievement Award’ by The Economic Times Award in 2001.
  • On 2011, he was awarded as ‘The ABLF Global Asian Award’ by The Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards.

Personal Life

In 1954, Dhirubhai married to Kokilaben. He had four children, two sons Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani and two daughters, Nina Kothari and Dipti Salgaonkar.

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