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India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore during pandemic

25 Jan 2021

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore during pandemic

India's top 100 billionaires saw their wealth increase by Rs. 13 lakh crore since March last year even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe job losses, Oxfam said in its latest report.

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

06 May 2020

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

The outbreak of COVID-19, which has claimed over 2.5 lakh lives and put a third of the world's population under lockdown, has wrecked economies completely.

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

11 Oct 2019

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

Forbes India has released its list of richest Indians and for the twelfth year in a row Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani remains India's wealthiest.

World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

07 Aug 2019

World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

The richest 500 people in the world lost $117 billion (Rs. 8,28,418 crore) in a single day market crash on Monday.

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

04 Aug 2019

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

18 Jul 2019

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

For the first time in the seven-year history of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates swooped down to world's third-richest spot from his previous rank 2.

Wipro Founder Azim Premji will retire next month, confirms company

06 Jun 2019

Wipro Founder Azim Premji will retire next month, confirms company

Wipro founder and business tycoon Azim Premji will retire from the company on July 30, 2019.

Forbes names Mukesh Ambani 'richest Indian' for 11th straight time

04 Oct 2018

Forbes names Mukesh Ambani 'richest Indian' for 11th straight time

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries, has once again emerged as the richest Indian - for the 11th consecutive year - with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

09 Jun 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

24 Mar 2018

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

The first two months of 2018 have been rather expensive for the 500 wealthiest people on planet Earth.

Jeff Bezos tops global rich list; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian

07 Mar 2018

Jeff Bezos tops global rich list; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani became the richest Indian for the 11th year in a row while his net worth soared to $40.1 billion.

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest man

07 Mar 2018

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Microsoft's Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world.

Bharti family pledges Rs. 7,000cr to university for free education

23 Nov 2017

Bharti family pledges Rs. 7,000cr to university for free education

One of India's richest families, the Bharti family, has pledged 10% of their wealth, Rs. 7,000cr, to philanthropy.

Nandan Nilekani pledges to donate half his wealth to charity

20 Nov 2017

Nandan Nilekani pledges to donate half his wealth to charity

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini pledged half of their wealth, estimated at $1.7 billion, to charity this weekend.

Indians dominate Forbes 2017 list of Asia's 50 richest families

16 Nov 2017

Indians dominate Forbes 2017 list of Asia's 50 richest families

Seventeen Indian business dynasties have made it to the Forbes 2017 list of Asia's 50 Richest Families.

Snapdeal-Flipkart merger comes to a halt as Azim Premji objects

23 Jun 2017

Snapdeal-Flipkart merger comes to a halt as Azim Premji objects

According to reports, Snapdeal's merger with rival Flipkart has hit one more roadblock, which can potentially drive down the embattled firm's agreed upon valuation of $1 billion for the sale, if not jeopardize the deal completely.

Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

01 Jun 2017

Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

With the intention of encouraging youngsters to boost dairy industry as an enterprise, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are going to promote cow shelters, fisheries as well as vaccination of pets.

Forbes 2017 Billionaires list is finally out

21 Mar 2017

Forbes 2017 Billionaires list is finally out

Every year Forbes magazine releases a complete list of the world's wealthiest individuals.

India loses 11 billionaires to demonetization, Ambani still the richest

09 Mar 2017

India loses 11 billionaires to demonetization, Ambani still the richest

According to the Hurun Global Rich List India, India's club of the richest has shrunk by 11 people since the demonetization was unleashed in November.

India's richest 1% control over half of nation's wealth

23 Nov 2016

India's richest 1% control over half of nation's wealth

A Credit Suisse study showed that India's richest 1% currently exercise ownership over 53% of the country's overall wealth.

Wipro's massive drive to drive automation

03 Nov 2016

Wipro's massive drive to drive automation

Indian software company Wipro is looking to bolster automation across the company's varied segments, enabling greater productivity.