Reading success stories of greatest professionals encourages us to follow them on their path to success. Such is the story of the Dhirubhai Ambani who worked day and night to establish a billion-dollar empire in India.
A true rags-to-riches story, Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, has been India’s most consistent entrepreneur. Born in a Gujarati family Dhirubai, he moved to Yemen at the age of 16, where he worked as a dispatch clerk with A. Besse & Co. Although his start wasn’t easy, he pushed through and was determined to make it big.
After working in Dubai, he came back to his country where he founded the Reliance Commercial Corporation with a capital of Rs. 15000. He set up the business in partnership with Champaklal Damani from whom he split in 1965. His dream was to make a conglomerate in India, one that is recognized globally.
Dhirubhai started his first textile mill at Naroda, near Ahmedabad and launched the brand “Vimal”. He later expanded into petrochemicals and sectors like Telecommunications, Information Technology, Energy, Power, Retail, Textiles, Capital Markets and Logistics.