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  • 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...
  • Ravi Pillai: From farmer's son to construction tycoon 28-11-2013 12:25 PM

    Ravi Pillai Chairman and MD, RP Group of Companies Age: 60 Rank in the Rich List: 34 Net Worth: $1.7 billion The Big Challenge Faced in the Last Year: A huge shortage of skilled workforce. To overcome this, is planning to set up technical training institutes in India, Middle East...
  • Sunil Mittal: Riding the high tide in Indian telecom 28-11-2013 12:09 PM

    Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman and managing director, Bharti Enterprises Age: 55 Rank in the Rich List: 10 Net Worth: $6.6 billion The Big Challenge Faced in the Last Year: Steadying Airtel's operations and maintaining its market leadership in a highly competitive, regulated and, yet, uncertain sector The Way Forward: Focusing...
  • India Rich List 2013: The drop-outs 19-11-2013 11:41 AM

    Those whose net worth eroded due to factors such as economic uncertainty, policy changes and, in some cases, sheer bad luck. MG George, Muthoot Finance #55 in 2012 At one point, Muthoot Finance was India's leading lender against gold. Revenues and profits had doubled last year, with the spurt in...
  • Biggest gainers and losers on India Rich List 2013 19-11-2013 11:09 AM

    Ups and downs are part and parcel of wealth creation. This list reflects just that. Here are the biggest gainers and losers over the last year, ranked in terms of percentage change in net worth. The Biggest Gainers BR Shetty New Medical Centre Group, UAE + $340 million (+63 per...
  • 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...
  • Govt needs to cut subsidies which benefit the rich: Harsh Mander 05-07-2013 05:04 PM

    For a nation which accounts for more hungry and poor people than any other in the world, for a country where the number of malnourished children is more than that of 26 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the need for Food Security law can't be debated. But as with everything else...
  • Lakshmi Mittal puts palatial London home up for sale 26-05-2013 09:50 PM

    London: The credit crunch seems to be taking its toll on one of the world's richest Indians Lakshmi N Mittal, who has put up one of his mansions in central London up for sale. The steel tycoon had bought the property on Palace Green in Kensington for 117 million pounds...
  • K'taka polls: Candidates with criminal records a concern 03-05-2013 09:34 AM

    Bangalore: There are two days left for the Karnataka Assembly elections and as always money power is a concern in the state. Not just that, the state Election Watch finds that more than 20 per cent of candidates have criminal records. Political parties may have promised to make the Karnataka...
  • Mukesh and Anil Ambani 20th richest in world: Times report 21-04-2013 12:59 PM

    London: India's leading industrialist brothers, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, have been together listed as 20th richest in the world in the Sunday Times Rich List 2013. The brothers, who have separate industrial empire in India, have been clubbed together under the category of Petrochemicals and they are jointly assessed worth...
  • Reading Mohsin Hamid; Slumdog Millionaire meets The White Tiger? 17-04-2013 01:00 PM

    Mohsin Hamid is a gifted writer and a wonderful story-teller, so it is totally to his credit that his latest novel "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" is gripping. In fact, it left me wanting to finish the book, and I did so in one sitting or two....
  • Minorities are being frightened and terrified in Pakistan: Mohsin Hamid 12-04-2013 01:39 PM

    Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid, whose new book 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' recently released and who is working with Mira Nair on her movie based on his book 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', spoke to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar about living in Pakistan. He said, "Minorities are being targeted in...
  • Karnataka polls: The real estate lobby and the richest candidates 12-04-2013 09:07 AM

    Bangalore: The real estate lobby entered the Karnataka state politics in the late 90s. CNN-IBN takes a look at some of the richest candidates in the fray for this year's Assembly polls, many of them from the real estate business. Priyakrishna is the richest candidate in the fray and also...
  • I want to play with Tiger Woods: Shankar Das 08-02-2013 08:06 PM

    Young Indian golfer Shankar Das will feature in Golf Premier league along with Michael Campbell and Darren Clarke. ...
  • Starry line-up for Golf Premier League 30-01-2013 08:32 PM

    All that collective heavy duty golfing talent is headed to Pune this February for a first of its kind Gold PL. ...
  • The Last Word: Higher tax for the rich justified? 11-01-2013 11:52 PM

    The Finance Minister has been advised to increase taxes for the rich as a way of tackling the fiscal deficit. ...
  • Poor more prone to smoking in India: WHO study 10-11-2012 01:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Socio-economic milieu also has a bearing on the smoking habit as poor men in India smoke more than the rich, says a recent study. The World Health Survey (WHS) conducted by the WHO has found that 46.7 per cent of the poor men smoke in India as against 21.8...
  • Obama insists on tax hike for rich as part of fiscal deal 10-11-2012 06:52 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Friday he was prepared to compromise with Republicans to avert a looming US fiscal calamity, but insisted a tax increase for the rich must be part of any bargain. Obama, who was re-elected on Tuesday, reminded Republicans that his approach to avoiding steep tax...
  • 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...