The Ambani family’s wealth rests on a family business, Reliance Industries, that began with Dhirubhai Ambani . After his death in 2002, his two sons Anil and Mukesh fought for control of the empire as their father left no will. Eventually their mother Kokilaben stepped in to help them reach a deal to split up the business and each go their own way. Since then, Mukesh and his family have achieved unimaginable wealth, while Anil has been crippled by burgeoning debts . Both brothers’ children are involved in the family business too, and are expected to work to earn their keep. Here’s what you need to know about who has what of the Ambani empire … Mukesh Ambani – US$80.4 billion The Ambani patriarch is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries. In 2016, the launch of 4G service Jio sparked a price war in the competitive Indian telecoms market. This saw his wealth grow massively as he signed big deals with Facebook and Google , pushing him into the top 10 richest people in the world. The Bloomberg Billionaire Index currently puts his fortune at US$80.4 billion. CNN reports that Ambani has retained a cap on his salary of US$2 million since 2008, but at the start of the coronavirus pandemic he said he would not take a salary for 2020. Nita Ambani – US$40 billion (approx, based on husband’s wealth) Although Reliance Industries was historically an Ambani family business, many credit Mukesh’s wife, Nita, for helping turn the company into the billion-dollar empire it is today. She has been involved in the marketing and branding of RI, and also oversees Reliance’s sports interests including control of the Mumbai Indians, an IPL cricket team , and the Reliance Foundation, the company’s charitable arm. Raising a family of billionaires: life lessons from Nita Ambani Isha Ambani – US$100 million The only daughter of Mukesh and Nita, now married to Anand Piramal , has an estimated fortune of US$100 million, according to Celebrity Net Wealth. In 2008, Forbes named her as one of the youngest potential billionaire heiresses when the 16-year-old’s holding in the company was already worth US$80 million. Isha studied psychology at Yale University and went into the family business after she finished studying. She is a director at Jio and was instrumental in landing the Facebook deal. The Ambani children putting the family back together again Akash Ambani – US$40 billion (approx, based on father’s wealth) Akash is the eldest son of Nita and Mukesh Ambani. He is also a director in Reliance Industries, and along with his twin sister, Isha, helped seal the deal with Facebook. Akash is married to Shloka Mehta , who has an estimated net worth of US$18 million. Catching the bus and other ways the Ambani children were taught to stay humble Anant Ambani – US$40 billion (approx, based on father’s wealth) Anant is the youngest son of Asia’s richest man and officially joined Jio Platforms as a director in 2020. Business Today reports he is being groomed for social roles, representing the business at charitable functions. Anant said the most important mission in his life was to serve Reliance Industries. During an event celebrating the Facebook deal, actor Shah Rukh Khan brought Anant on stage. He asked what his first salary had been, and Anant replied that it was better he didn’t say. Anil Ambani – “nil” Once one of the richest men in the world , thanks to the business he inherited when his father died, Anil was broke in December 2019 according to his testimony in a UK court reported by etnownews.com in 2020, though this is in dispute. Along the way there have been many stories of bad blood between him and Mukesh as well as accusations of older problems stored up in their father’s business empire . In 2012, he had been worth an estimated US$7 billion but a series of bad deals rendered him bankrupt, insisted his lawyers. The case, brought by three Chinese banks, is ongoing. Jai Anmol – US$3.3 billion (approx) The oldest son of Anil Ambani and Tina Munim, Jai Anmol studied at the UK’s Warwick Business School. He joined the board of Reliance Capital in 2016, earning what was then US$180,000 a year, according to a stock exchange filing. He was later appointed a director of Reliance Infra but resigned from the board after six months. He loves finance and started investing in the stock market when he was 18. Starsunfolded.com puts his current net wealth at US$3.3 billion. GQ India has reported that he is a car lover and spends some of his cash on luxury models such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Lamborghini Gallardo. Educated and rich, Anil Ambani’s sons are two of India’s most eligible bachelors Jai Anshul – US$3.3 billion (approx) Like his brother, he joined the Reliance Capital board after studying and is said to play a part in the defence part of the Reliance business, according to Business Standard . If anything he is even less in the public eye as his already media-shy sibling, but it is known that he is a music lover and part of an amateur blues band . His mum called him the treasure of the family in an Instagram post and said he is a “bright, sensitive young man”. Starsunfolded.com puts his current net wealth at US$3.3 billion. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .