Reliance Industries Limited is the second biggest business empire of India in terms of profit generation. They also are the second largest publicly traded company with shareholder count in millions. It is one of the companies to be listed in Fortune 500 at rank 215 as per the 2016 list. It is also among the top 250 Global Energy Company by Platts (2016), and is ranked highly at number 8. The company continues to go strong despite the split between the Ambani brothers in 2005-06.
Dhirubhai Ambani started Reliance Industries Limited with his second cousin in the year 1966. He had a heart stroke in the year 1986 and handed the empire to his sons Mukesh and Anil. By then, Reliance had made a fortune and established itself as one of the premiere privately owned business empires of the country. The Ambani family was counted among the richest families in the world.