As part of preparations for his son's wedding, India's richest man Mukesh Ambani has invited global billionaires, royalty, heads of state, Hollywood and Bollywood stars to a three-day pre-party that begins Friday, BTA reported.

The list of nearly 1,200 guests includes Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Ivanka Trump, Indian billionaires Gautam Adani and Kumar Mangalam Birla, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood celebrities such as Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji.

Guests will be entertained by pop superstar Rihanna, magician David Blaine and famous Bollywood singers.

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Also invited are Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar, Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, and the King and Queen of Bhutan.

The party is in Jamnagar, a city of about 600,000 in the near-desert part of Gujarat state.

It is the hometown of the family and the headquarters of the main oil refinery of their business empire, Reliance Industries.

There will also be traditional ceremonies in the temple complex.

On Wednesday, the Ambani family hosted a gala lunch for 51,000 people living in nearby villages.

Anant Ambani, 28, is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Radhika Merchant in July.

Merchant is the daughter of Viren Merchant, CEO of pharmaceutical company Encore Healthcare Pvt.

Ltd., and to his wife Shaila Merchant. 

The three-day pre-wedding party gives an idea of ​​the luxury expected at the wedding itself.

Guests will don jungle-themed costumes to visit an animal rescue center run by Anant Ambani.

Known as Vantara ("Star of the Forest"), the 3,000-acre center houses abused, injured and endangered animals, especially elephants. 

The invite says that guests will start each day with a new dress code, with an army of hairdressers, make-up artists and Indian wear designers at the hotels helping them get ready.

Forbes lists Mukesh Ambani as the richest man in Asia.

His Reliance Industries is a huge conglomerate with annual revenues of $100 billion and interests ranging from oil and gas to telecommunications and retail.

Mukesh Ambani, 66, has started handing over leadership to his sons and daughter.

Elder son Akash is now chairman of Reliance Jio, daughter Isha oversees retail and younger son Ananth has been brought into the new energy business.

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