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  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities October 16, 2014

    New York: Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. He earned more than twice as much as singer Elvis Presley, who died in...
  • Five Indian-Americans in Forbes list of US' richest September 30, 2014

    New York: Five Indian-Americans have been named among the 400 richest people in the US by Forbes, a list topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the 21st year in a row with a net worth of $81 billion. Founder of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat Desai, entrepreneur John Kapoor, Symphony Technology...
  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes, 21st time in a row September 30, 2014

    New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 per cent to USD 2.29 trillion,...
  • India home to 100 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest, Adani biggest gainer, ranks 11 in Forbes list September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The latest Forbes rich list has thrown in big surprises for India. According to the list, India is now home to 100 billionaires. Reliance Industries Limited chief Mukesh Ambani remains the richest Indian. However, the biggest leap in wealth is for the founder and Chairman of Adani Group,...
  • Dr Dre is king of hip hop with USD 620 million in earnings: Forbes September 24, 2014

    New York: With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean "Diddy" Combs from the top spot. Forbes said Dre's estimated annual earnings for the 12 months between June 2013 and 2014 are the...
  • Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 million: Forbes September 4, 2014

    Reuters: For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," is the highest paid actress on U.S. television, with estimated earnings of $37 million, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. Like last year, Vergara, who earns $325,000 for each episode of...
  • 12 Indian firms in Forbes' 50 best companies in AsiaPacific September 2, 2014

    New York: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HCL Technologies and HDFC Bank are among the 50 best public companies in AsiaPacific according to a compilation by Forbes, which ranked India second behind China as home to the "world's next growth engines". The Forbes 2014 'honour roll of the Fabulous 50' lists best...
  • Forbes names TCS among world's most innovative companies August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Forbes has named Tata Consultancy Services as "one of the World's Most Innovative Companies", and positioned it 57th as the highestranking global IT services provider on this year's top100 list, a statement said on Wednesday. The World's Most Innovative Companies List is developed annually by Forbes Magazine, recognising corporate excellence...
  • Five Indian firms among Forbes' most innovative companies August 21, 2014

    New York: Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to "generate big, new growth ideas". The annual 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list, released on Wednesday, has been topped by Californiabased global...
  • Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list as Hollywood's topearning actress August 5, 2014

    New York: Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $51 million over 12 months, followed by Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston, Forbes magazine said on Monday. Bullock, 50, had a big hit last year with the space thriller film 'Gravity,' which won seven Academy Awards...
  • MS Dhoni in Forbes list of world's highest paid athletes June 12, 2014

    New York: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the lone Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes' list of world's 100 highest paid athletes. The list is being been topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dhoni is...
  • SBI's Bhattacharya, ICICI's Kochhar among Forbes' most powerful women May 28, 2014

    New York: State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar are among the five women from India featured in Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world, a list topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bhattacharya is ranked 36th on the power list, while Kochhar is...
  • 9 Indian firms in Forbes most innovative growth list May 22, 2014

    As many as nine Indian firms have made it to the Forbes World's 100 most innovative growth companies list, which has been topped by New Zealand software accounting firm Xero. The list has been made on the basis of Innovation Premium, which Forbes described as a measure of how much investors...
  • Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai residence most expensive billionaire home May 14, 2014

    New York: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's skyscraper residence in Mumbai is the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to a Forbes list which also includes Indianorigin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal's houses in London. Ambani's 27story, 400,000squarefoot skyscraper home Antilia named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, tops...
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg pledges to give away most of her fortune; When will India's 56 billionaires follow suit? May 10, 2014

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has joined Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in their pledge to give away most of their fortune during their life or upon their death, the Forbes reported. She is among the seven new 'Pledgers'. The group includes Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, Google employee Craig Silverstein...
  • Aquaguard On The Go: Eureka Forbes launches mobile water purifier at Rs 595 April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Home appliances maker Eureka Forbes has launched mobile water purifier Aquaguard On The Go, priced at Rs 595. Aquaguard On The Go is in shape of a sipper loaded with miniaturised water purification technology and would be available across retail outlets and general stores, Eureka Forbes said in...
  • Justin Bieber named as Forbes' most overexposed celebrity March 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop sensation Justin Bieber has been named as the most overexposed celebrity of this year by Forbes magazine followed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The 'Baby' hitmaker is crowned the first after gaining 76 per cent overexposed rating, edging out the reality star who has a 61...
  • WhatsApp founders Jan Koum, Brian Acton in Forbes' global billionaires list March 5, 2014

    New York: Following Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the two founders of the popular mobile messaging service have now earned a new distinction - a place in the Forbes's list of global billionaires. According to Forbes, 38-year-old Jan Koum, who ranks 202 in the list, is now worth $6.8 billion...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 March 4, 2014

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • Gates reclaims top spot, Mukesh Ambani richest Indian in Forbes billionaire list March 4, 2014

    Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women. With a net worth of $76 billion, the Microsoft Corp co-founder reclaimed the top spot after a...
  • 8 firms headed by Indianorigin entrepreneurs makes it to Forbes' list January 24, 2014

    Eight companies cofounded and headed by Indianorigin entrepreneurs are among Forbes magazine's 100 most promising companies in America, according to an annual ranking of highgrowth, privatelyheld companies with under $ 250 million in annual revenues. Forbes said "rocketship growth" is not the only factor that describes the 100 companies in its...
  • 23 Indianorigin makes it to Forbes list of 'brightest young stars' January 8, 2014

    Over 20 Indianorigin youngsters are among Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's "brightest young stars" under the age of 30 from diverse fields like finance, media, sports and education, described by the publication as "prodigies reinventing the world right now." The Forbes third annual '30 Under 30' list comprises young...
  • Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber in Forbes' list of '30 Under 30' January 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop stars Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber feature in Forbes 30 Under 30 2014 list, a compilation of the brightest stars under the age of 30 who are changing the world. Oscarwinning actress Jennifer Lawrence's name is also included in the list, reports aceshowbiz.com. Bieber, 19, has earned an estimated...
  • Narayana Health: Providing worldclass treatment to the poor December 23, 2013

    Award: Good Company Narayana Health Age: 60 Why He Won: For setting up a 6,000bed multispecialty hospital chain across India that provides worldclass treatment based on a crosssubsidised model. His Trigger: Most Indians cannot afford tertiary and specialty health care. One of the biggest reasons for them falling below the poverty...
  • Forbes India celebrity 100 list is an inflated fantasy: Nagarjuna December 15, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was ranked 34 on earnings for the year 2013 in the 2nd edition of Forbes India's celebrity 100 list released Friday, said that the survey is an inflated fantasy for inaccurately portraying his income. "Despite my repeated requests and email, my name appeared with nonvalidated...
  • Darshan and Sudeep listed in Forbes' top 100 celebrities of India December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Darshan and Kiccha have become first Kannada actors to be listed in Forbes' Top 100 Celebrities Of India. Both Sudeep and Darshan, who share a great bond in the personal life too, have bagged 62nd and 65th place in the list, respectively. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan retained his No....
  • Shah Rukh Khan is India's most powerful celebrity, tops Forbes 100 list second time in a row December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan retained his No. 1 spot in the 2nd edition of Forbes India's Celebrity 100 List, a ranking of India's most powerful celebrities. Shah Rukh continues to be on the top on the back of his earnings, even though star cricketers scored above him on...
  • Forbes ranks Madonna as the top earning woman in music December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: With earnings of $125 million, pop singer Madonna is the highestpaid woman in music, easily surpassing Lady Gaga and countrypop singer Taylor Swift, Forbes said on Wednesday. Her income for the 12month period used by the magazine also made her the highestearning celebrity overall, it said. Much of Madonna's earnings...
  • Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of mostoverpaid actors December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: American comedian Adam Sandler topped Forbes' list of Hollywood's mostoverpaid actors, commanding a high upfront fee while delivering middling returns, the magazine said on Monday. Sandler, 47, the star of recent comedies 'Jack and Jill' and 'That's My Boy,' dethroned Eddie Murphy for the dubious distinction. Forbes estimated that...
  • India ranked 98th on list of best countries for business: Forbes December 5, 2013

    India has been ranked 98th in the Forbes list of world's best countries for doing business that has cited poverty, corruption and discrimination against girls among the challenges facing the country. According to the list compiled by the US publication, among the BRIC economies, Brazil was placed higher at the 80th...