Forbes

  • Justin Bieber named as Forbes' most overexposed celebrity 13-03-2014 11:24 AM

    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 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...
  • Gates reclaims top spot, Mukesh Ambani richest Indian in Forbes billionaire list 04-03-2014 10:08 AM

    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 Indian-origin entrepreneurs makes it to Forbes' list 24-01-2014 02:25 PM

    Eight companies co-founded and headed by Indian-origin entrepreneurs are among Forbes magazine's 100 most promising companies in America, according to an annual ranking of high-growth, privately-held companies with under $ 250 million in annual revenues. Forbes said "rocketship growth" is not the only factor that describes the 100 companies in...
  • 23 Indian-origin makes it to Forbes list of 'brightest young stars' 08-01-2014 01:31 PM

    Over 20 Indian-origin 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...
  • Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber in Forbes' list of '30 Under 30' 07-01-2014 03:41 PM

    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. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence's name is also included in the list, reports aceshowbiz.com. Bieber, 19, has earned...
  • Narayana Health: Providing world-class treatment to the poor 23-12-2013 01:58 PM

    Award: Good Company Narayana Health Age: 60 Why He Won: For setting up a 6,000-bed multi-specialty hospital chain across India that provides world-class treatment based on a cross-subsidised model. His Trigger: Most Indians cannot afford tertiary and specialty health care. One of the biggest reasons for them falling below the...
  • Forbes India celebrity 100 list is an inflated fantasy: Nagarjuna 15-12-2013 02:59 PM

    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...
  • Darshan and Sudeep listed in Forbes' top 100 celebrities of India 14-12-2013 05:37 PM

    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 13-12-2013 07:06 AM

    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 12-12-2013 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: With earnings of $125 million, pop singer Madonna is the highest-paid woman in music, easily surpassing Lady Gaga and country-pop singer Taylor Swift, Forbes said on Wednesday. Her income for the 12-month period used by the magazine also made her the highest-earning celebrity overall, it said. Much of...
  • Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of most-overpaid actors 10-12-2013 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: American comedian Adam Sandler topped Forbes' list of Hollywood's most-overpaid actors, commanding a high up-front 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...
  • India ranked 98th on list of best countries for business: Forbes 05-12-2013 06:07 PM

    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...
  • Madonna tops Forbes rich list; surpasses Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi 20-11-2013 03:36 PM

    Reuters: The 'Material Girl' still has it. Madonna easily surpassed singer Lady Gaga and veteran rockers Bon Jovi as the highest-paid 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...
  • Sonia Gandhi third most powerful woman in Forbes list 31-10-2013 08:30 AM

    New York: The Forbes list of the world's most powerful people is out and Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been ranked as the third most influential woman in the world. She is 21st on the overall list. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff were the only women...
  • Forbes India rich list and Kerala's Gulf connection 29-10-2013 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: Two new entrants to the Forbes India Richest People have made their money in the Gulf. Interestingly, both are from Kerala. The two newest entrants in Forbes list of richest Indians have amassed billion dollar fortunes with businesses in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi after emigrating from Kerala....
  • Mukesh Ambani tops the Forbes India rich list yet again 29-10-2013 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani has retained the top spot in the Forbes India this year as well with a wealth of $21 billion. The Forbes India rich list shows modest gains for India's richest due to a stumbling economy. Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal also retains his...
  • Three Indian-Americans among America's 400 richest 17-09-2013 12:33 PM

    Three Indian-Americans figure among America's 400 richest people with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates retaining the top spot on the Forbes list for the twentieth straight year, at $72 billion. Up $6 billion from 2012, Gates is once again the world's richest person, having passed Mexico's Carlos Slim in May. Topping...
  • Sofia Vergara tops Forbes' list of highest-paid TV stars 05-09-2013 12:19 PM

    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...
  • Man behind Wai Wai noodles becomes Nepal's first billionaire 26-08-2013 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: The man behind the famous Wai Wai noodles, Binod Chaudhary, has now become Nepal's first billionaire, all thanks to his instant noodles formula. Perhaps the nation's second most popular readymade noodles - Wai Wai - has come a long way from being just a Nepal product in the...
  • Dhoni 16th highest earning athlete: Forbes 19-08-2013 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ranked 16th in the latest Forbes list of highest-paid athletes with an earning of $31.5 million (around Rs.180 crore), placing him above the likes of Rafael Nadal and Usain Bolt. As per the latest Forbes list of highest-paid athletes...
  • Sharapova tops Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes 06-08-2013 06:09 PM

    Moscow: Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has topped the Forbes list of highest-paid 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 26-year-old's earnings came from prize money and endorsement deals. American Serena...
  • Angelina Jolie is Hollywood's higest-paid actress: Forbes 30-07-2013 10:24 AM

    Los Angeles: Angelina Jolie returns to the top of the Forbes' highest paid actress list after a three year break since her last big-budget movie 'The Tourist'. Jolie, 38, who opted a double mastectomy early this year after finding out that she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, has...
  • AirAsia: The Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya show 22-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya are as different as chalk and cheese. Gregarious, irreverent Fernandes, who's promised to paint the Indian skies in the red hues of his AirAsia airline once he gets a permit to fly domestic routes later this year, is a journalist's delight, full of quotable and...
  • Lady Gaga tops Forbes' Most Powerful Musicians list 27-06-2013 06:26 PM

    London: Pop star Lady Gaga has beaten Beyonce and Madonna to the title of World's Most Powerful Musician according to Forbes Magazine's 2013 list. The 27-year-old came first in the annual ranking, which is determined by earnings, social media influence and press mentions, largely thanks to the star's 'Born This...
  • Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes most powerful celebrities 2013 26-06-2013 05:11 PM

    London: TV mogul Oprah Winfrey has reclaimed the number one spot on Forbes magazine's annual most powerful celebrities list ahead of Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg and Madonna. The billionaire TV star is said to have made a USD 77 million earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. She was also...
  • Saudi prince sues Forbes after it says he's only worth $20 bn: Report 08-06-2013 08:21 AM

    London: Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has sued Forbes magazine for libel in a British court, alleging its valuation of his wealth at $20 billion was short of the mark by $9.6 billion, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. The prince, a grandson of Saudi Arabia's founder and nephew...
  • Cognizant 12th fastest growing tech firm: Forbes 07-06-2013 10:37 AM

    New York: US-headquartered 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....
  • Dhoni ranked 16th on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes 07-06-2013 08:57 AM

    New York: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with earnings of USD 31.5 million, has been ranked at 16th place on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes, which has been topped by golfer Tiger Woods. The magazine said 31-year-old Dhoni moved up 15 positions this year. In 2012, he was placed at...