Mukesh Ambani didn’t just stop at booking the whole town of Portofino for his son’s second pre-wedding bash—he splashed millions to bring in the legendary Andrea Bocelli for a serenade and Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide himself, to rock the after-party

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Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, worth $109 billion, is known for his opulent bashes, spending millions to create magical experiences and gathering luminaries from the worlds of business, movies, and politics. At the enchanting La Dolce Vita-themed pre-wedding party for his youngest child, Anant Ambani, the centibillionaire left guests open-mouthed and completely in awe as singer Andrea Bocelli performed at the Ambani bash in the picturesque fishing village of Portofino. The high-profile extravaganza, set in the tiny town, was attended by over 600 guests who witnessed the great tenor in action. Greatness, as they say, comes at a great price, even for those commissioning it.

Bocelli is a living legend; his concert at Milan Cathedral was the biggest-ever classical livestream, with more than 28 million views globally in its first 24 hours. The Ambanis certainly spared no expense in making the evening in Italy perfect to the T, even splurging almost $3 million to have Andrea Bocelli perform for their esteemed guests. Bocelli’s signature songs include ‘Time to Say Goodbye,’ ‘The Prayer,’ ‘Besame Mucho,’ and ‘Ave Maria.’ The classical crossover artist singing in the heart of Portofino was indeed beyond dreamy.

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The night ended with an after-party featuring Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, in action. That would have set the Reliance Industries Chairman back by another $900,000. But there could not have been a more foot-thumping ending to the 4-day cruise celebration that took place aboard the magnificent 16-decker Celebrity Ascent cruise liner.

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