Nita Mukesh Ambani is the most humble and simplest person one would come across. The powerful woman is the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, Dhirubhai Ambani International School. She is also a non-executive director of Reliance Industries.
Before getting hitched to Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani aspired to become a teacher. After marriage, she took responsibility of the family. With a family fortune valued at more than US$80 billion (August 2020), the Ambani family is among the richest in the world.
Nita Ambani is also an art collector
Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani’s wife is also an art collector and owner of the most successful Indian Premier League cricket team Mumbai Indians.
In the year 2016, Nita was featured as ‘the fifty high and mighty Indians’ list by India Today. She was also starred as ‘the most influential women business leaders in Asia’ list by Forbes.
Nita Ambani used to take a local bus to go to college or school
Though Nita is the wife of the richest man in India and the fourth richest man in the world, she makes sure that her children are raised properly. Nita hails from a middle-class family. She used to take a local bus to go to her college or school.
Instead of sending her kids in their expensive cars, Nita Ambani used to send them to school by the public transport bus. She wanted her children to make aware of the lifestyle. “Life is about being aware of things around,” says Nita Ambani.
Nita Ambani, just like Mukesh Ambani is a down to earth person. A perfect example for this is that the maids in her home don’t call her “madam or Mrs Ambani”, they call her ‘Bhabhi’.
Nita Ambani does not eat dinner until Mukesh Ambani returns home
Nita Ambani in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times spoke about their personal life. She said that Mukesh Ambani often comes home late but he always takes dinner with her. Nita Ambani further said that she does not eat dinner until Mukesh Ambani returns home, no matter how late he is. The couple hardly takes out time due to a busy life, but they always take dinner together every night.
Nita Ambani said we both decided that no matter how busy we are, we will spend quality time with each other whether it is at home or outside. Neeta Ambani and Mukesh often go on holiday together.
According to a news portal, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s favourite holiday destination is Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Ambani family has visited the destination a couple of times.
Mukesh Ambani, during various interviews, has shared that he likes to spend his Sundays with his mother, wife, and children. There is a family photo or a picture of Mukesh Ambani’s father, Dhirubhai Ambani in every room of the house.
How much pocket money Nita Ambani used to give to her kids?
In an interview in 2011, Nita revealed how much pocket money she gives to her children. “When my kids were still young, I’d give them Rs 5 each and every Friday to spend in the school canteen.”
“One day, my youngest, Anant, came running into my bedroom and demanded for Rs 10 instead,” Nita said.
“When I questioned him, he said…”
“When I questioned him, he said his pals in school laughed whenever they saw him take out a five-rupee coin saying,’Tu Ambani hai ya bhikari!’ Mukesh and I couldn’t help but crack up,” Nita added.
“As I have already told you that Nita Ambani is from a middle-class family, she narrates,” My mum was a disciplinarian and we were barely allowed to go out – just four times in a year – and there was no pocket money given. Not to mention my curfew, which was midnight.”