Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are among the CEOs and celebs set to attend a 3-day pre-wedding party being thrown by an Indian tycoon worth $113 billion

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  • A son of the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani is due to get married in July.
  • Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are among those set to attend the pre-wedding celebrations this weekend.
  • The three-day celebration is set to take place in India.

Some of the world’s top business leaders are expected to attend the pre-wedding celebrations of Anant Ambani in India.

He’s a son of the billionaire Mukesh Ambani, the chair of the Fortune 500 company Reliance Industries. The elder Ambani has an estimated net worth of $113 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

While the younger Ambani is due to get married to Radhika Merchant in July, the celebrations are set to kick off this weekend. Tech heavyweights such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are among the 1,200 guests expected to attend the festivities being put on by his father, The Guardian reported.

The star-studded list of invitees also includes Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Samsung Electronics’ executive chair, Jay Y. Lee, The Times of India reported.

Rihanna and the illusionist David Blaine are set to perform at the event, Reuters reported.

Here’s a look at some of the other business chiefs and celebrities rumored to be attending the celebrations.

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s cofounder

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Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

The elder Ambani’s wife, Nita, joined forces with Gates last year when her Reliance Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation unveiled an initiative to support 1 million women entrepreneurs.

Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s boss

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Mark Zuckerberg, now terminally online like the rest of us.JOSH EDELSON

Facebook invested nearly $6 billion for a minority stake in Jio Platforms, whose parent company is Reliance Industries, in 2020, Forbes reported.

Zuckerberg held a virtual discussion with the elder Ambani in 2020 as part of a Facebook Fuel for India event, where the pair discussed how technology could boost economic progress.

Sundar Pichai, Alphabet’s CEO

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Pichai has crossed paths with the elder Ambani before, as the pair both attended the White House’s State Dinner for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, in June, video footage from the event shared by The Tribune showed.

Jay Y. Lee, Samsung Electronics’ executive chair

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Samsung COO Jay Y. LeeReuters

Lee and the Ambanis are members of two of Asia’s richest families.

Samsung and Jio Platforms entered a joint project in 2017 to boost network coverage and capacity across India, per a press release.

Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO

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The Indian American businessman is the chair and CEO of the software company Adobe.

Bob Iger, Disney’s CEO

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Bob Iger shut down the idea that ABC was for sale at the DealBook Summit on Wednesday.Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Disney announced an $8.5 billion merger of its India media assets with Reliance this week, Reuters reported.

Shah Rukh Khan, a Bollywood star

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Some of Bollywood’s top stars, including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, are also set to attend the celebrations, Reuters reported.

Ivanka Trump

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Ivanka Trump at her father’s fraud trialMichael M. Santiago

The daughter of former US President Donald Trump is also on the invite list, per The Guardian.

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