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Dhirubhai Ambani

1932 - 2002

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Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani (28 December 1932 – 6 July 2002) was an Indian businessman who founded Reliance Industries in 1958. Ambani took Reliance public in 1977. In 2016, he was honoured posthumously with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour for his contributions to trade and industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dhirubhai Ambani has received more than 7,810,414 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Dhirubhai Ambani is the 265th most popular businessperson (down from 252nd in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from India (down from 260th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Dhirubhai Ambani ranks 265 out of 601Before him are Eiji Toyoda, Adriano Galliani, Albert Kahn, Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Douglas Tompkins, and Karl Rapp. After him are Arthur Guinness, Eduardo Saverin, Henry E. Steinway, Theo Albrecht, Arthur D. Levinson, and Bertha Krupp.

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Among people born in 1932, Dhirubhai Ambani ranks 163Before him are Étienne Tshisekedi, Zózimo, Bob Pettit, Alexander Kluge, Jean-Pierre Marielle, and Inese Jaunzeme. After him are Chea Sim, Henri Schwery, Richard Lester, Mustafa Tlass, Bronisław Geremek, and Predrag Matvejević. Among people deceased in 2002, Dhirubhai Ambani ranks 106Before him are David Riesman, Nikolai Amosov, Victor Weisskopf, J. Lee Thompson, Ted Williams, and Joseph Luns. After him are Waylon Jennings, Arno Peters, Michel Henry, Eugene Odum, Nguyễn Văn Thuận, and Dida.

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Among people born in India, Dhirubhai Ambani ranks 295 out of 1,493Before him are Lindsay Anderson (1923), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), Rishabhanatha (null), Birbal (1528), Rajaram I (1670), and Mohammed Rafi (1924). After him are Irrfan Khan (1967), Matsyendranatha (901), M. N. Roy (1887), Gupta (240), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), and M. Karunanidhi (1924).


Among businesspeople born in India, Dhirubhai Ambani ranks 4Before him are Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Jamsetji Tata (1839), and Ratan Tata (1937). After him are Satya Nadella (1967), Sundar Pichai (1972), Azim Premji (1945), Vijay Mallya (1955), Indra Nooyi (1955), Anil Ambani (1959), Chandrashekhar Agashe (1888), and N. R. Narayana Murthy (1946).