Asia’s richest billionaire Ambani’s heir and fiancée to host European cruise pre-wedding this month

By Linh Le   May 23, 2024 | 07:05 pm PT
Anant Ambani, son of Asia’s billionaire Mukesh Ambani, and his fiancée Radhika Merchant are preparing for their second pre-wedding celebration aboard a luxurious cruise that will sail from Italy to the South of France.
Anant Ambani (L), son of Asias richest man Mukesh Ambani, and his fiancée Radhika Merchant. Photo from Instagram/sangeetahairartist

Anant Ambani (L), son of Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani, and his fiancée Radhika Merchant. Photo from Instagram/sangeetahairartist

According to Business Insider India, the festivities are slated for May 28-30. During the occasion, the cruise will host 800 guests, pampered by 600 hospitality staff to ensure a seamless and indulgent experience, on a journey spanning 4,380 kilometers.

The event will be celebrated in a space theme. Radhika Merchant is set to sport an extraordinary custom-made ensemble by the New York-based fashion house Grace Ling Couture, which incorporates Aerospace Aluminum Technology and 3D carving, inspired by the concept of a Galactic Princess.

Although the complete guest list has yet to be announced, the event is expected to welcome power names in the Indian entertainment scene such as actors Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, and British actress Alia Bhatt in attendance.

Anant Ambani, 28, is the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, who manages the Reliance Industries conglomerate, which boasts an annual revenue of US$110 billion.

As reported by Forbes on May 23, Mukesh Ambani’s net worth is estimated at US$117.1 billion, making him the richest person in Asia and the 11th wealthiest in the world.

Radhika Merchant, 29, is the daughter of Shri Viren Merchant, the leader of the prominent Indian healthcare company Encore Healthcare.

Both Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are graduates of institutions in the U.S.

The couple hosted their first pre-wedding celebrations from March 1-3 in Jamnagar, India. The event featured a performance by Barbadian pop and R&B star Rihanna, for which the Ambani family reportedly paid 5 million pounds (US$6.3 million), according to the Daily Mail. The total cost of the extravagant celebration is estimated to be 120 million pounds.

Notable attendees at the event included Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and former U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump.

The couple is scheduled to officially tie the knot in a wedding ceremony in England in July.

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