Queen Bey brought her talents to the East for the wedding of two crazy, rich Indian heirs: Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s wealthiest man and businessman Anand Piramal, whose father is also an Indian billionaire. The 27-year-old Ambani attended Yale University and majored in in Psychology and Indian studies before attending the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She was ranked #2 on Forbes’ billionaire heiress list in 2008 then was named among their 12 most powerful rising businesswomen in Asia in 2015.
Mukesh Ambani, Isha’s father, holds a net worth of over $47 billion, and chairs the Mumbai-based conglomerate Reliance Industries. Isha sits on the boards of two of her father’s companies.
Other notable guests at the extravagant affair included other powerful and influential people from around the world, including British businessman Martin Sorrell, Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and American Democratic politician Hillary Clinton. It’s difficult to ascertain the exact numbers when it comes to the multitudes of Bollywood royalty and stars present.
Technically. Beyoncé’s flashy and fashionable private concert last Sunday was for a pre-wedding ceremony known as a Sangeet with the true nuptials occurring on Wednesday. Indian and international social media blew up with videos and photos of the radiant event.
Beyoncé’s sparkling ensemble, consisting of a sparkling red and gold gown, ornate headdress, and multiple glittering jewels and gold pieces very much highlighted the stage presence of a Queen. In just a day, her Instagram post of her performance (no comments or hashtags needed, love) accrued 5.4 million Favorites.
Traditionally, the Winter season between November and February is considered especially auspicious for weddings. Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer and former teen heartthrob Nick Jonas enjoyed their own wedding in Jodhpur the week before with Isha as a bridesmaid. Of course, the newly joined celebrity couple were also amongst the star studded ensemble of what the press has dubbed The Big Fat Indian Wedding.