Akash Ambani: from collecting supercars to wooing Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook – the real life of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s eldest son

Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani and his eldest son Akash Ambani. Photo: @ambani_akash/Instagram

Akash Ambani, the eldest son of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani, leads an amazing life. From negotiating a deal with Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook to collecting supercars from Bentley, Range and Rolls-Royce, read on to discover what Akash is like and how he spends his time.


He collects sports memorabilia


Akash enjoys watching sport and collecting expensive memorabilia. Notable items from his collection include Sunil Gavaskar’s bat from the 1983 Cricket World Cup final and a shirt from one of Arsenal’s “Invincibles”, the squad who went through the entire 2003-4 domestic league and cup season without losing a game.

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He collects and drives luxury cars


Akash, like his father and younger brother, enjoys collecting and driving luxury cars. He has been spotted behind the wheel of classy vehicles such as the Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover Vogue and Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé.

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He enjoys luxury to the full


Akash clearly enjoys his luxurious lifestyle to the full, as is evidenced by his lavish pre-wedding bash, wedding and subsequent holidays. His three-day pre-wedding party in Switzerland included a carnival, a master chef, drones, a sizeable;e fireworks display and a full Bollywood brigade who came along for the bash. The wedding invitations alone cost over US$6,000, and Akash and his lovely bride Shloka have been spotted at various luxury holiday spots the world over.

He respects his father


If Akash ever disagrees with his father, the general public won’t know about it. Akash has made it clear that he respects his father — not just because he works for him. Mukesh Ambani’s humble demeanour and business acumen have left an indelible impression on his eldest son and heir apparent.

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He’s a great networker

“Back room boy” Akash Ambani was hailed for his role in hammering out a deal that led to Facebook investing US$5.7 billion for a 9.99 per cent stake in Jio Platforms, the digital technology arm of Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate Reliance Industries.

The fact that the deal was finalised during a worldwide pandemic makes it clear that Akash has been honing his communication and networking skills rather than just riding his father’s coattails to success.

While he clearly enjoys the many benefits of being a billionaire’s son, he also knows how to step up and work hard.

Akash’s life is sure to continue fascinating pundits, analysts and people around the world.

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The Reliance Industries heir has been hailed for convincing Facebook to invest US$5.7 billion in Jio Platforms – and is an avid sports fan who owns Sunil Gavaskar’s 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning bat and an ‘Invincibles’ Arsenal football shirt