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  • Islamic State world's richest terror group October 24, 2014

    Islamic State earns US dollar 1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, say experts. ...
  • 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,...
  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma becomes China's richest man September 23, 2014

    Beijing: Riding the crest of the world's biggest IPO, Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has become the richest man in China with a fortune of US dollar 24.4 billion, according to an annual list of the country's wealthiest people on Tuesday. Ma, 50, took top spot in the annual...
  • Mahabodhi now among India's richest temples July 31, 2014

    After Tirupati, Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Sai Baba temples, the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has become one of the richest temples in India, officials said on Thursday. The 1,500yearold Mahabodhi temple's total income in 201314 was Rs.106 crore, the highest till date. It includes Rs.4.19 crore collected...
  • Hiranandani Brothers among Singapore's richest property tycoons May 7, 2014

    Singapore: Indian origin property magnate Raj Kumar Hiranandani and Asok Kumar Hiranandani have been named among Singapore's top ten richest property tycoons and the two have a collective net worth of $2.6 billion, says a WealthX report. Raj Kumar Hiranandani, owner of the Royal Holdings Organisation was placed in the second...
  • LS polls: Actor Paresh Rawal richest candidate in Gujarat April 8, 2014

    Popular actor and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Ahmedabad-East constituency, Paresh Rawal, is the richest contestant in Gujarat with a total family wealth of Rs 79.40 crores, pipping his party colleague from Navsari, C R Patil. Rawal submitted his affidavit along with his nomination papers to the election officer on Monday. As...
  • LS polls: BJD's Pinaki Mishra richest candidate in Odisha April 8, 2014

    The ruling BJD nominee from Puri Parliamentary constituency Pinaki Mishra is the richest among the 98 candidates for the 11 Lok Sabha seats going to polls on April 17 in the state's second phase polls, according to a report released by Odisha Election Watch (OEW). While Pinaki Mishra, a Supreme Court...
  • 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...
  • Lord Swraj Paul second richest person in British Midlands January 28, 2014

    Soaring worldwide growth of Lord Swraj Paul's steel and engineering empire, the Caparo Group, has elevated the family's worth to the two billion pound mark to make him the second richest person in British Midlands and one of the wealthiest in the country. The familyowned company posted profits "in excess" of...
  • 85 richest people as wealthy as world's poorest half: Study January 20, 2014

    London: The richest 85 people in the world control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together, says a study conducted by Oxfam. "It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world's population that's three and a half billion people own...
  • Huffington Post deletes Sonia from the richest world leaders' list December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: After declaring Congress President Sonia Gandhi the 12th richest leader in the world three days ago, the Huffington Post has deleted her name from the list with rejoinder. The Huffington Post report now carries a footnote at the bottom of the article stating, "Sonia Gandhi and the former emir...
  • Richest Congress nominee Tribhuneshwar Singh ready to fight for Ambikapur again November 17, 2013

    Chhattisgarh's richest Congress candidate and a royal family heir, Tribhuneshwar Sharan Singh Dev is going from home to home campaigning for the second phase of upcoming Assembly polls scheduled on Tuesday. Popularly known as 'TS Baba', Dev has been spending most of his time outside his luxurious palace, campaigning for the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar is India's richest cricketer: WealthX November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is retiring this month, is the country's wealthiest cricket player with a personal fortune of USD 160 million, according to a WealthX estimate. "Tendulkar has amassed a fortune that eclipses the combined net worth of the four other cricketers on the list, and is...
  • Tendulkar, not Dhoni, is India's wealthiest cricketer: WealthX October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: With a personal fortune of $160 million, Sachin Tendulkar is now India's wealthiest cricketer, ahead of the combined net worth of the next four in the list MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. WealthX, considered to have the world's largest collection of curated research on...
  • Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian with assets of $18.9 billion October 24, 2013

    Energy tycoon and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is India's richest man with personal assets of $18.9 billion, a report says.According to the Chinabased Hurun India Rich List, Ambani retained the top position for the second year even after a wealth decrease of 2 per cent. Ambani is followed by Londonbased...
  • Three Indian-Americans among America's 400 richest September 17, 2013

    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 the Indian-American...
  • Gates tops Forbes rich list again as young wealthy play catch up September 16, 2013

    The richest 400 Americans are significantly richer in 2013 than they were last year and younger Americans are accumulating wealth at a faster clip than their baby boomer counterparts, according to two reports released Monday. The annual Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list showed that total wealth climbed 19 per cent in...
  • Man behind Wai Wai noodles becomes Nepal's first billionaire August 26, 2013

    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...
  • Mukesh and Anil Ambani 20th richest in world: Times report April 21, 2013

    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...
  • Karnataka polls: The real estate lobby and the richest candidates April 12, 2013

    Bangalore: The real estate lobby entered the Karnataka state politics in the late 90s. CNNIBN 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 one...
  • Hindujas emerge as the richest Asians in Britain March 23, 2013

    London: Leading NRI businessmen Srichand Hinduja and Gopi Hinduja, Chairman and CoChairman of the Hinduja Group, have emerged as the richest Asians in Britain in 2013. After playing second fiddle for years to steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, the Londonbased Hinduja brothers have come out top this year with net wealth...
  • Mukesh Ambani wealthiest Indian on Forbes' rich list March 4, 2013

    Mukesh Ambani retained the top spot among Indians on Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires on Monday with an estimated worth of $21.5 billion. The head of Reliance Industries was placed 22nd on a list headed by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim. Ambani was ranked 19th on the list last...
  • Bill Gates says he has no use of money January 19, 2013

    London: William Henry 'Bill' Gates with an estimated wealth of $65 billion is as rich as two Kenyas, three Trinidads and a dozen Montenegros but is now engaged in the process of ridding himself of all the money in the hope of extending the lives of others less fortunate than...
  • Hyderabad's last Nizam is alltime richest Indian October 16, 2012

    London: When you think of India's alltime richest people, what are the names that cross your mind? No, it's not the Tatas, Birlas or Ambanis, it's Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam (or ruler) of Hyderabad. According to a new inflationadjusted list of the world's richest people of all time,...
  • 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...
  • Cong richest party, gets Rs 2008 cr in 7 years September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: In the past seven years, the Congress has been the top earner among all political parties with Rs 2008 crore. It is followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with Rs 994 crore. These are the figures which have been released by the political watchdog, Election Watch, on...
  • 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...
  • Qatar named world's richest country February 26, 2012

    Dubai: Qatar has been ranked as the world's wealthiest country in a new list compiled by the prestigious US magazine Forbes. The Gulf State with a population of 1.7 million topped the list as the world's richest country per capita, thanks to a rebound in oil prices and its massive natural...