From selling Bhajias to becoming the richest person in India, full story of India’s richest family

One of the greatest Industrialists in Indian history, Dhirubhai Ambani’s success story will continue to inspire the coming generations as well. The way he’s risen against all the odds and attained immortality in his field is something everybody should take notice and stand up and applaud.

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Now we know the Ambanis as the richest family in this beautiful country. But what was the case around about the time when India got its freedom and Dhirubhai Ambani was just a teenager, who had great aspirations. He once bought a tin of groundnut oil on credit from a local wholesaler and sold the oil in retail on the roadside.

The little profit he received after selling that oil in retail gave him great elation he started doing many little things to earn a living for his family. He also sold bhajias in his village fairs to make ends meet at home.

A 17 year old Ambani then traveled to Aden(now Yemen) to hunt for some jobs and soon, he started working as a dispatch clerk for A. Besse. After two years, he was allowed to manage the company’s oil-filling station at the port of Aden. This was the time period which brought about an idea in his mind to set up an oil refinery in India. Certainly, he had no idea that he was going to change the face of Indian oil refinery.

he started his first textile mill in Ahmednagar. Though his businesses were a huge success, there were also issues regarding Ambani’s control over stock exchange. What happened later after he set up Reliance industries is something we all know, but his humble beginnings are something all aspiring entrepreneurs should know.

He had nothing when he started off his trip to Yemen, but by the time he came back, he had an idea in his mind, which he materialised with great amount of hard work. With a net worth of around $60 Billion, the Ambani family is the richest in India by a country mile and they all owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dhirubhai Ambani. Dhirubhai left the world in 2002, but his story still continues to inspire everyone.

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Written by Anuraag Peesara

A philanthropic, self-obsessed individual, sometimes tedious, sometimes edgy, yet the positive vibes keep me alive. Stay calm, be yourself, its your life, do it your own way., my way is expressing via writing (typing rather).

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