Mukesh Ambani
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Reliance Industries


Chairman / Managing Director

The world’s 11th-richest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Ambani has a net worth of $88.1 billion. He chairs India’s Reliance Industries, with a market cap of $190 billion and interests in petrochemicals, telecom and retail. He owns the majority stake of Viacom18, a joint venture between Reliance’s Network18 Media & Investments and Paramount Global that distributes Indian versions of Viacom channels and operates Indian streamers Voot and JioCinema. In 2022, Viacom18 outbid Disney, paying $3 billion for streaming rights to the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, and in 2023 it won both digital and TV rights to local matches for five years — a significant win in cricket-mad India — as well as HBO/Warner Bros. Discovery rights. With a leadership position in India’s mobile and internet spaces and a 100-project film and TV slate, Ambani is locking his position as the country’s top media baron. 

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2022 Variety500 Honoree
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‘Demon Slayer,’ ‘Spy x Family’ on Slate as India’s JioCinema Launches Anime Hub (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Demon Slayer,’ ‘Spy x Family’ on Slate as India’s JioCinema Launches Anime Hub (EXCLUSIVE)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani‘s streamer JioCinema is launching Anime Hub, with a slate of popular Japanese titles in the genre. Starting May 12, the hub will be headlined by the global simulcast of Season 4 of "Demon Slayer." Highlights of the slate include: action-comedy "Spy x Family"; school chaos in "Assassination Classroom"; supernatural action-comedy "Mob Psycho 100"; time-traveling drama "Tokyo Revengers"; fantasy adventure "Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun"; psychological thriller "Welcome to the Elite"; fantasy "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime"; and...


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