Billionaires

  • Lok Sabha polls: 27 Congress candidates in Karnataka are billionaires 10-04-2014 02:19 PM

    Of the 28 Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka, 27 are billionaires, led by its star nominee Nandan Nilekani (Bangalore South). "Till date, Nilekani (co-founder of IT bellwether Infosys Ltd), is the richest candidate in the country with assets worth Rs.7,710 crore (Rs.77 billion). The average assets...
  • LS polls: Six candidates in Tripura are billionaires 04-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Six of the 25 Lok Sabha candidates contesting for the two seats in Left Front ruled Tripura are crorepatis, with Aam Admi Party nominee Salil Saha the richest with assets of Rs four crore. Congress candidate Prof Arunoday Saha is the second richest with assets of Rs.3.38 crore. Both the...
  • LS polls: 60 per cent of Arunachal Assembly candidates are billionaires 02-04-2014 04:41 PM

    About sixty per cent of the candidates in poll fray in Arunachal Pradesh for April 9 Assembly polls are crorepatis. As many as 91 of 152 candidates are crorepatis while average assets declared per candidate is Rs 6.30 crore compared to Rs 3.51 crore in the 2009 elections. There were...
  • WhatsApp founders Jan Koum, Brian Acton in Forbes' global billionaires list 05-03-2014 12:13 PM

    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...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 04-03-2014 12:06 PM

    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...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 10:50 PM

    India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of USD 18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked 41st...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's home street world's second most expensive area 20-11-2013 06:54 PM

    NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal's London residential address, Kensington Palace Gardens, is the second most expensive street in the world, where the average price per square metre is a whopping USD 107,000. According to the data from Knight Frank, published by Billionaire, a sister company of Wealth-X - the world's...
  • Rise in India's super-rich club largest in five countries 11-09-2013 06:45 PM

    Even with an economic slowdown enveloping the nation, India has recorded the largest increase in its Ultra-High Net Worth Individual (HNWI) club among the BRICS nations in the last one year, with a total of 7,850 super rich people in the country, a report says. BRICS comprises of five countries,...
  • Rajasthan: Billionaire compounder of a government hospital arrested 04-07-2013 09:57 AM

    Jaipur: A compounder at a government hospital, but a billionare, Mahesh Chandra Sharma was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Jaipur for accepting a bribe. In a brief period of time Sharma amassed assets worth Rs 200 crore, which includes a hospital worth Rs 22 crore. Mahesh Chandra Sharma landed...
  • Philanthropic campaign by Bill Gates gets more pledges 08-05-2013 05:46 AM

    Miami: Nine more wealthy families and individuals have pledged to give at least half of their fortunes to charity as part of a philanthropic campaign by two of the world's richest men, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Giving Pledge, which was launched by Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and...
  • Mumbai brokers arrested for killing Pune billionaire 06-05-2013 05:45 AM

    Pune/Mumbai: Two Mumbai realty agents, nabbed in connection with the brutal murder of a Pune billionaire and his secretary for a property deal in Mumbai, were sent to police custody till Friday by a Pune magistrate in Mumbai on Sunday. Ibrahim Ismail Shaikh, 38, and Ravindra Shankar Shetty, 37, were...
  • I love sarees, been wearing them since 90s: Naomi Campbell 10-11-2012 10:20 AM

    Naomi Campbell threw an expensive and gorgeous 50th birthday party for her Russian boyfriend Vladislav Doronin. The supermodel's spokeswoman, Debi Zornes, says the celebration of Doronin's 50th birthday kicked off in the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort in the city. ...
  • Guests arrive at Naomi Campbell's bash at Jodhpur 06-11-2012 10:19 AM

    Jodhpur: Twelve chartered planes today ferried around 200 guests here for the big birthday bash of British supermodel Naomi Campbell for her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin at the 15th century majestic Mehrangarh Fort. High-end sedans and vintage cars have been roped in for transporting the guests from the Jodhpur...
  • Naomi Campbell in Jodhpur for boyfriend's birthday 05-11-2012 10:11 AM

    Jodhpur: British supermodel Naomi Campbell arrived in Jodhpur today with her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin, who will be celebrating his 50th birthday here on November 7. The couple, who have been dating since 2008, has chosen the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort for the pre birthday bash on November 6 which...
  • Mallya loses billionaire tag; net worth down to $ 800 mn 25-10-2012 02:52 PM

    New York: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, often referred to as 'King of good times', has lost his billionaire tag as "bad times" in his aviation business have dragged down his net worth to below the $ 1 billion mark. According to Forbes magazine's India rich list released on Thursday, Mallya...
  • Will Indian HNIs sign the giving pledge in 2012? 03-01-2012 01:18 PM

    On March 24, 2011, two significant events took place. In the first, millions of Indians sat glued to their televisions as India beat Australia to enter the semi-finals of the cricket World Cup. Sitting in the crowd at the Ahmedabad stadium were many of India's richest businessmen and celebrities. Less...
  • Big fat Indian wedding: How to marry a millionaire 10-11-2011 10:55 AM

    It isnt called a big fat Indian wedding for nothing. It is when families " regardless of their social or economic standing " apply the full force of their bank accounts and social networks. It is when even the most tight-fisted and austere loosen their purse-strings. It is often a...
  • Britain has higher rate of self-made rich than US 27-05-2011 11:50 AM

    London: Britain's billionaires are more likely than their US counterparts to have made their own money rather than inherited it, a study has found, challenging popular perceptions of greater social mobility in America. A survey by French bank Societe Generale and Forbes of super-rich people in 12 countries, many of...
  • Just 14 per cent of world's billionaires eligible 17-03-2011 10:24 AM

    New York: There are a record number of billionaires around the world in 2011, but just 14 percent are eligible, Forbes said on Wednesday. "It's possible to meet a billionaire, fall in love and live happily ever after, but it's not all that likely," Forbes Senior Editor Luisa Kroll said...
  • 50 Indian billionaires in global richest club 10-03-2011 12:23 PM

    Washington: Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani were counted among the world's ten richest persons as 50 Indians made it to the Forbes list of World Billionaires 2011. Here is a complete list of Indian billionaires in order of India Rank, World Rank, Name, Net Worth, Age,...
  • Mukesh Ambani slips to 9th place in rich list 10-03-2011 09:50 AM

    New York: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani has slipped from fourth richest person to ninth richest in the world, while NRI steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal ranked sixth, according to the US magazine Forbes. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim remained the richest person in the world with $74 billion in assets in...
  • Fisherman marries billionaire's daughter 19-08-2010 12:19 PM

    London: From a battered 80-year-old boat to a swanky yacht, life has come a long way for humble British fisherman Guy Barnett who married a multi-billionaire's daughter after a whirlwind fairytale romance. Guy Barnett sailed into his old home port in Dartmouth, Devon with bride Sarah Risley, 35, so they...