FORBES LIST

  • Madonna tops Forbes rich list; surpasses Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi November 20, 2013

    Reuters: The 'Material Girl' still has it. Madonna easily surpassed singer Lady Gaga and veteran rockers Bon Jovi as the highestpaid musician in 2013, Forbes said on Tuesday. Madonna earned $125 million, most of which was from her hugely successful MDNA tour, which grossed $305 million, as well as merchandise sold...
  • Sofia Vergara tops Forbes' list of highest-paid TV stars September 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara has bagged the top spot for highest-paid television actress of 2013, as per Forbes magazine's annual list. The 41-year-old actress nabbed the title for the second year in a row, earning an estimated USD 30 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Vergara earned...
  • Sharapova tops Forbes list of highestpaid female athletes August 6, 2013

    Moscow: Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has topped the Forbes list of highestpaid female athletes for the ninth straight year, the magazine reported on Tuesday. According to Forbes, Sharapova earned $29 million between June 2012 and June 2013. The 26yearold's earnings came from prize money and endorsement deals. American Serena Williams is...
  • Cognizant 12th fastest growing tech firm: Forbes June 7, 2013

    New York: USheadquartered IT services major Cognizant has been ranked at 12th place on a Forbes list of America's 25 fastest growing tech companies, which has been topped by business networking site LinkedIn. Social networking giant Facebook is ranked second, followed by global IT major Apple at the third place....
  • Bill Gates remains richest man in US September 20, 2012

    New York: Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has retained his position as the richest person in America for the 19th year in a row this year, according to Forbes' annual ranking of the nation's 400 super rich people who have a combined net worth of $ 1.7 trillion dollars. With a net...
  • 5 IndianAmericans in Forbes list of US richest September 20, 2012

    New York: Five IndianAmericans, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and founder of IT major Syntel, Bharat Desai, have been named among the richest people in the US by Forbes, a list of 400 billionaires topped by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates, 56, whose net worth grew seven billion dollars...
  • Dhoni richer than Bolt, Djokovic, Sachin: Forbes June 19, 2012

    London: Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has pipped the likes of 'Sprint King' Usain Bolt, tennis ace Novak Djokovic and teammate Sachin Tendulkar in the latest list of world's 100 richest sportspersons, released by the Forbes magazine. According to the list, Dhoni is ranked 31st, which is way ahead of...
  • Chanda Kochchar, Ekta Kapoor on Forbes power list March 1, 2012

    New York: ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochchar, Biocon founder Kiran MazumdarShaw and film producer Ekta Kapoor are among the nine Indian women named in Forbes magazine's inaugural 'Asia Power Businesswomen list'. The list names 50 "pathbreakers" whose extraordinary business success is driving the region's remarkable economic rise, Forbes said. "Although...
  • 10 Indians in Forbes '30 under 30' list December 21, 2011

    New York: From a 29yearold Goldman Sachs director to a graduate student, 10 Indianorigin young turks share the space with likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and pop star Lady Gaga in Forbes list of "tomorrow's brightest stars" who are "reinventing the world". The Forbes' '30 under 30' list profiles about...
  • Drew Barrymore tops list of Hollywood's overpaid November 4, 2011

    New York: Some might argue that all stars are overpaid, but Drew Barrymore and Eddie Murphy are in a league of their own, according to a survey conducted by Forbes.com and published on Thursday. Top stars can make tens of millions of dollars on a single film, and the payout...
  • Bill Gates tops Forbes list of richest Americans September 22, 2011

    New York: Bill Gates tops this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans with a net worth calculated at $ 59 billion. Forbes says the Microsoft cofounder saw his wealth increase by $ 5 billion from last year. Investor Warren Buffett ranks second with a fortune of $...
  • Michelle Obama is world's most powerful woman October 7, 2010

    New York: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama beat out heads of state, chief executives and celebrities to rank as the world's most powerful woman in Forbes magazine's annual listing on Wednesday. Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld, who led a hostile $18 billion takeover of Britain's Cadbury, came in second, followed...
  • Women rule Forbes' celebrity power list June 29, 2010

    New York: Women claimed three of the top five spots in Forbes' magazine's 2010 Celebrity power list, with singer Lady Gaga making her first entry and Oprah Winfrey retaking her No.1 position. Talk show host Winfrey earned an estimated $ 315 million, putting her atop the annual Forbes' Celebrity 100...
  • 56 Indian firms in 'The Forbes Global 2000' April 22, 2010

    Washington: China with 113 members and India with 56 members gained the most ground in breaking into the exclusive club of "The Forbes Global 2000" "the biggest, most powerful listed companies in the world". The latest list of global giants released by the reputed US business magazine on Wednesday shows...
  • 'Outrageous' Raju ranks high on CEO shame list November 26, 2009

    New York: It's one Forbes list where none would want to figure, but Ramalinga Raju, the founderchairman Satyam Computers (now Mahindra Satyam), has managed the feat of being among the world's 10 Most Outrageous CEOs. Raju has been ranked as the world's fourth most outrageous CEO in 2009 on the...
  • Dawood along with saints, sinners on Forbes power list November 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, No. 1 on Indias most wanted men list, is ranked No. 50 in Forbes magazines list of 'The World's Most Powerful People'. Forbes described Dawooda global terrorist according to the US and whom India blames for the 1993 Mumbai serial blastsas the boss of Mumbaibased...
  • Gates still richest American, 4 Indians in top 400 October 1, 2009

    Washington: Four Indian Americans are among America's superrich with Microsoft Corp cofounder Bill Gates still holding the top spot on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans with a fortune of $50 billion. Warren Buffett, who's worth $40 billion, comes in No. 2 in the Forbes magazine's annual ranking, followed by...
  • Red tape makes India 75th best for business March 20, 2009

    Washington: India is down by 11 places to the 75th in Forbes magazines 'Best Countries For Business' list with Denmark and the US rated the top two nations "better equipped to bounce back". India's ranking among the world's 127 economies slipped as it lost ground in areas like trade freedom (125),...
  • 6 Indians in Forbes list of 500 highestpaid CEOs May 1, 2008

    New York: Six business leaders of Indian origin figure in business magazine Forbes list of 500 highestpaid CEOs. Business software giant Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison tops the list. Forbes put his total compensation for 2007 at $192.92 million, which includes $1 million in salary and $182 million from exercise of vested...
  • India to have most billionaires by 2017: Forbes' poll April 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India will have more billionaires than any other country in the world in a decade, according to an online poll by Forbes magazine. More than half of nearly 12,000 respondents said India will have the maximum number of billionaires in 2017, according to the poll initiated by the US...
  • Entwrap: Of ladies with cash, JKR's new feat & more February 1, 2008

    Ladies are dominating our day's entertainment wrap first we've the Forbes' list of the highest earning female artist, then JK Rowling takes one more bow and an award to go with it, and Kate Hudson's latest film. ...
  • Hasan's associates say he is innocent March 10, 2007

    Pune: Syed Hasan Ali, the Punebased businessman and horse trader at the centre of a major moneylaundering Hawala racket is believed to be a low profile, good man by those who knew him in Pune. "He is a very nice man. He came with his family here. He has always been...
  • Mittal world's fifth richest man March 9, 2007

    New York: Steel baron Laxmi Mittal leads a pack of 36 Indian billionaires with a total net worth of $191 billion, according to the list of richest persons complied by Forbes magazine. Mittal, who heads the world largest steel company ArcelorMittal, is the fifth richest person in the world with a...