Billionaire Mukesh and Nita Ambani's only daughter Isha Ambani exchanged her wedding vows with her childhood friend Anand Piramal, the son of business tycoon Ajay Piramal in a grand event at their residence, Antilla on December 12th. The 27-storey residence was decked up like a palace and more than 600 high profile guests attended the gala event.
While big names of Bollywood, cricket and politics made their way to the wedding, it was really the bride and groom that stole the show completely! Earlier this week, the Ambanis organised a week-long pre-wedding bash in lake city Udaipur which saw a galaxy of stars from Bollywood and Hollywood, former US first lady Hillary Clinton, business tycoons like Henry Kravis attending the event.
For the uninitiated, Anand Piramal proposed to Isha at a temple in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra while on vacation. The two have been good friends since childhood and their family ties go back to the 70s! He is the executive director of $10-billion Piramal Group, which has a diversified presence across sectors like healthcare, financial services, real estate and packaging. Anand's father Ajay Piramal is the chairman of the Piramal Group.
According to the Forbes 2018 Billionaires list, Ajay Piramal is the 24 richest person in India and his real-time net worth is estimated at $4.3 billion (about Rs 31,000 crore at rupee-dollar exchange rate of 72:1).
Anand Piramal, founded the Piramal Realty in 2012, when the realty sector was going through a difficult phase. Reportedly, Piramal Realty has raised about Rs 2,700 crore from global financial majors such as Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus. At present, Piramal Realty has over 15 million sq ft of land under development.
According to piramal.com, this year, Anand was honoured with the Hurun Real Estate Unicorn of the Year 2017 by Hurun India and Young Business Leader award by Hello! Magazine. The website further reveals that he is the youngest president of the Youth Wing of the 100-year-old Indian Merchant Chambers.
The young man has also founded a rural healthcase initiative as Piramal Swasthya. The insititution treats over 40,000 patients a day. He completed his MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Isha Ambani, on the other hand, is one of the directors at Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail Ventures. Mukesh Ambani-controlled Jio, which is now the third biggest telco in the country, was first seeded by Isha Ambani in 2011. Forbes Magazine named Isha among its 12 'power businesswomen' from Asia in 2016.
In the Forbes list of The World’s Billionaire Heiresses (To Be) 2008, Isha Ambani landed at number two. Her net worth is estimated to be approximately $115 million (about Rs 765 crore) and her annual income is estimated at $16 million.
Well, here’s wishing the wonderful married couple a glittery life!