The world's most expensive wedding of 2024 is happening this weekend

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding [indiatoday]

Anant Ambani, the son of the richest man in Asia, Mukesh Ambani, is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Radhika Merchant in a grand ceremony, which many anticipate will be the wedding of the year.

Since the announcement of their wedding date, the couple has hosted multiple pre-wedding celebrations that have spanned 134 days.

Earlier this year, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant hosted a lavish three-day pre-wedding party in Jamnagar. The event was graced by 1,200 high-profile guests, including Rihanna, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates.

The grand event showcased an elaborate light show and a glass palace, where Rihanna and her dancers performed. Rihanna, who has not performed in public since her Super Bowl show in 2023, was reportedly paid $9 million for her appearance.

Following the elaborate pre-wedding event, the couple treated their friends and family to a four-day Mediterranean cruise from Italy to France over a weekend in late May. The cruise made several stops throughout Europe and featured many Bollywood celebrities, including performances by opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Backstreet Boys, and Katy Perry.

The wedding in Mumbai is set to take place from July 12-14 at the Jio World Convention Centre, a large venue that can accommodate over 16,000 people, and the 27-story Antilia house of Anant's parents, Mukesh and Nita Ambani.

During a recent pre-wedding ceremony in India, Justin Bieber, who has been away fom public scenes performed for the couple. It is rumored that he received $10 million for his performance.

The main wedding event is anticipated to be graced by other distinguished celebrities, including former world leaders, tech luminaries, and stars from both Hollywood and Bollywood.

the Ambani family resides in the opulent 27-story Antilia, reportedly valued at a staggering $1 billion. This luxurious residence in Mumbai boasts impressive amenities such as a private movie theatre, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and even a 160-car garage.

Mukesh Ambani, the father of the groom, is currently the 9th richest person in the world and the richest man in Asia with a net worth of $116 billion, according to Forbes.

As for the estimated cost of the main wedding ceremony in Mumbai, considering the extravagant nature of the pre-wedding celebrations and the family's substantial wealth, it is expected to be a multi-million-dollar affair.


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