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India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani says money has little meaning for him.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai, he said, “Money means nothing to me really. My father used to always tell me that if you start anything just to make money, then ‘you are a fool, because you will not be good at anything else and also not make money. Instead if you start with a purpose, you want to do what nobody else has done, then money is the byproduct but that byproduct should never be important.’’
He said you should be “passionate about something that will define your purpose…If you keep dreaming again and again you will convert those dreams into passion.’’
The billionaire revealed that before his father asked him to join his business, he thought of becoming a teacher. “ I wanted to work for the World Bank for a while or teach in a university.’’
Mukesh added, “With my wife being a teacher, she is now telling me it’s high time I have taken up teaching. So going forward, both of us will be involved in education a lot more. It’s something we want to do more for our own personal satisfaction.’’