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February 15, 1944 |
|Net worth||US$6.1 billion |
|Children||2 (Ness and Jehangir)|
|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 prominent business 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. Wadia is often named in the list of India's most successful and rich businessmen, and is one of the Parsi community's most prominent and influential businessmen.
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 Petit--Tata family. Nusli is the direct and only descendent of Jinnah and his family. His grandaunt, Fatima Jinnah, was an important figure in the independent Pakistan movement. Though he was born in India, Nusli's father obtained a British passport for him for the convenience of travel.
In 2004, 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.
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