Nusli Wadia

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Nusli Wadia
Born Mumbai, India
Nationality British[1]
Occupation Businessman, entrepreneur
Net worth US$3.5 billion[2]
Spouse(s) Maureen Wadia
Children 2 (Ness and Jehangir)
Parent(s) Neville Wadia
Dina Jinnah
Relatives See Wadia family

Nusli Wadia is an Indian-born British Parsi businessman, entrepreneur and the chairman of the Wadia Group. He is a part of the business prominent Wadia family, through his father Neville, and the politically important Jinnah family, through his mother Dina. He is the grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.[3] Wadia is often named in the list of India's most successful and rich businessmen, and is one of Parsi's most prominent and influential businessmen.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Nusli was born into a Parsi family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is the son of businessman Neville Wadia and Dina Wadia. His maternal grandfather Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan, while, his maternal grandmother, Rattanbai Petit was born into two of the elite Parsi families of India, the PetitTata family. Nusli is the direct and only descendent of Jinnah and his family. His grandaunt, Fatima Jinnah, was an important figure in the independence movement. Though he was born in India, Nusli's father obtained a British passport for him for the convenience of travel.[1]

He is married to Maureen Wadia, a former air hostess, who heads Gladrags magazine and is one of the forces behind the Mrs. India beauty pageant. They have two sons: Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia.[5]

In 2003, Wadia accompanied his mother Dina and sons Ness and Jehangir, on a visit to Pakistan, during which he visited the mausoleum of his grandfather Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and grandaunt Fatima Jinnah in Karachi.[6]


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