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Asia’s Richest Man, Mukesh Ambani, Hosts Star-Studded Pre-Wedding Gala in Gujarat

In an opulent celebration, some of the world’s most influential figures have descended upon the Indian state of Gujarat to partake in the extravagant pre-wedding festivities hosted by Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries and Asia’s wealthiest individual. Notable attendees include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, music icon Rihanna, and philanthropist Bill Gates, who are among the distinguished guests at the gala organized for Ambani’s son, Anant Ambani, set to marry Radhika Merchant in July.

The three-day event, taking place in Jamnagar city, boasts the presence of Bollywood luminaries such as Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Mukesh Ambani, with a net worth of $115 billion, ranks as the world’s 10th richest person, leading the colossal conglomerate Reliance Industries, founded by his father in 1966, spanning sectors from refining and retail to financial services and telecom.

Anant Ambani, the youngest of Ambani’s three children, is actively engaged in Reliance’s energy ventures and serves on the board of Reliance Foundation. The grandeur of the pre-wedding affair aligns with the Ambani family’s tradition of hosting lavish celebrations, reminiscent of the extravagant festivities in 2018, where pop sensation Beyoncé performed at the pre-wedding events of Ambani’s daughter, Isha Ambani.

The guest list for the current gala, attended by approximately 1,200 guests in a township near Reliance’s main oil refinery, includes Indian billionaires Gautam Adani and Kumar Mangalam Birla, as well as Disney CEO Bob Iger following the recent merger announcement with Reliance’s India assets. The impressive roster extends to global figures like BlackRock co-founder Larry Fink, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and former world leaders such as Stephen Harper, Kevin Rudd, and Ivanka Trump.

Reportedly, the event features performances by Rihanna and illusionist David Blaine, elevating the entertainment quotient. The festivities also involve a visit to a rescue center in Jamnagar housing over 2,000 animals, with a distinctive “jungle fever” dress code, as disclosed in a planning document seen by Reuters.

The guest list, dominated by global corporate leaders, underscores Reliance’s escalating influence and its pivotal role as a conduit to the Indian economy for international tech, media, and energy giants, as noted by Bloomberg. The gala unfolds amid Zuckerberg’s Asia tour, Gates’ recent arrival in India, and a captivating video of Gates enjoying local tea, which garnered viral attention. The celebration marks yet another chapter in the Ambani family’s legacy of hosting opulent events that captivate global attention.

Source: BBC

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