Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man and his family, recently revealed his plans to build the world’s largest zoo on a vast plot of 280 acres. The family, which owns Reliance, plans 100 different species of animals at the zoo. The Ambanis are also building a rescue animal sanctuary in the western Indian city of Jamnagar. The Ambani family’s zoo was conceived by Mukesh Ambani’s son, 25-year-old Anant Ambani. The zoo will be named “Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom”. It includes everything from birds to reptiles, including the Komodo dragon, African lion, giraffe and gorilla. Exotic animals will be housed in various parts of the zoo, including the exotic islands, forests of India and the marsh of the west coast.
The family, which has total assets of $ 76 billion, has met with animal rights activists. Back in January, the Ambani family bought two rare black panthers from the Guwahati Zoo, which is run by the state. The family gave the zoo four zebras from Israel in return. All this was done in secret. Outside Ambani’s zoo, around 100 protesters were recently voicing their displeasure over the transfer of the two panthers. The head of the protest group said: “We decided to stage a protest to highlight irregularities happening inside the zoo and prevent the transfer of two black panthers in gross violation of the rules.”
The Ambani family owns many expensive homes and organizations. The house, named Antilia, is located on the iconic Altamount Road in Mumbai. The 550-foot, 27-story residential skyscraper cost $ 1 billion to build from the ground. There are terraced gardens, a spa and a temple where the family prays regularly. The entertainment center in the house is two storeys tall. The exterior hanging gardens of the house absorb sunlight and help keep the building naturally cool. Antilia has a theater with 50, a ballroom, a saloon, several swimming pools, yoga studios, dance studios, an entire floor dedicated to ice cream. If you can beat Mumbai’s summer temperatures, guests can find relief in the “Snow Room” – a room that spans man-made snowflakes 24 hours, 7 days a week. The campus is so large that it requires more than 600 employees to oversee and maintain its various facilities. The 400,000-square-foot house houses Mukesh, his wife and their three children.
The Ambani family also owns the Mumbai Indians cricket team. The Mumbai team has some of the biggest stars in the game. The team is affiliated with Indian Premier League cricket. In 2008, Ambani bought Mumbai Indians for more than $ 100 million. At the time, that made him the richest owner of cricket, but since then his wealth has grown to become the world’s richest sports team owner. Reportedly, Mukesh has also pursued buying Liverpool or West Ham Football Club.
The Ambanis also grew fond of A-list celebrities and politicians, many of whom have been guests at their lavish weddings. When Mukesh’s daughter Isha married billionaire real estate developer Anand Piramal in 2018, Hillary Clinton and Priyanka Chopra were present. The wedding reportedly cost more than $ 100 million and a Beyoncé private concert was performed. In March 2019, Mukesh’s son Akash married diamond successor Shloka Mehta. Famous guests included former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Coca-Cola CEO James Quincy.