Monthly Archives: November 2015

Anand Mahindra


Anand Mahindra         Anand Mahindra

 Mumbai :chairman and managing director ofMahindra Group.

Anand Mahindra born 1 May 1955 is the chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group. His grandfather JC Mahindra co-founded the company in Mumbai, India. Founded as a steel trading company, the Group today has a presence in multiple sectors from agribusiness to aerospace. It is considered to be one of the most reputed Indian industrial houses with market leadership in many business verticals including utility vehicles, tractors world’s largest tractor company by volume, after market India’s largest multi-brand pre-owned car company), finance largest rural  in India, Holidays India’s largest vacation ownership company and IT top 5 IT service provider.

Hailed as ‘The Federator’ by Forbes (India) Magazine, Anand Mahindra started his career at Mahindra Group with Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd. as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director and in 1989, was appointed President and Deputy managing director of that company. During his stint at MUSCO, he initiated the Mahindra Group’s diversification into the new business areas of real estate development and hospitality management and in August 2012, took over as chairman and managing director of the Mahindra Group from his uncle Keshub Mahindra.

He is included by Fortune Magazine among the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’and featured in the magazine’s 2011 listing of Asia’s 25 most powerful business people. Anand has also been noted by Forbes (India) as their ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for 2013.


Sunil Bharti Mittal


Sunil Bharti Mittal       Sunil Bharti Mittal

New Delhi, India :Chairman & Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises

Sunil Bharti Mittal born 23 October 1957 is an Indian entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, which has interests in telecom, retail, financial services, and agri business. The Group flagship Bharti Airtel, with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and a customer base of over 275 million, is India’s largest telecom company and world’s third largest mobile operator. Bharti Airtel clocked revenues of over  14.5 billion in 2013. He is listed as the 8th most Richest person in India by Forbes with a Net worth of $7 Billion.

In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honor. On 1 July 2013 he was elected Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Lakshmi Mittal


Lakshmi Mittal      Lakshmi Mittal

London: Chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal

 Lakshmi Niwas Mittal born 15 June 1950 is an Indian steel magnate, based in the United Kingdom. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mittal owns 38% of ArcelorMittal and holds a 34% stake in Queens Park Rangers F.C..

In 2007, Mittal was considered to be the richest Hindu and Asian person in Europe. Despite being the eighth wealthiest man in Britain in 2002, he does not hold British citizenship. He was ranked the sixth richest person in the world by Forbes in 2011, but dropped to 82nd place in March 2015. In spite of the drop, Forbes estimated that he still had a personal wealth of US$16 billion in October 2013. He is also the 57th “most powerful person” of the 72 individuals named in Forbes’ “Most Powerful People” list for 2015. His daughter Vanisha Mittal’s wedding was the second most expensive in recorded history.

Mittal has been a member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs since 2008, and is also member of the board of directors of the Airbus Group  formerly known as European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company  He sits on the World Steel Association’s executive committee, and is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council, the Foreign Investment Council in Kazakhstan, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, and the Presidential International Advisory Board of Mozambique. He also sits on the advisory board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in the United States and is a member of the board of trustees of the Cleveland Clinic.

In 2006 The Sunday Times named him “Business Person of 2006”, the Financial Times named him “Person of the Year”, and Time magazine named him International Newsmaker of the Year 2006. In 2007, Time magazine included him in their 100 most influential persons in the world.

Pawan Kalyan


Pawan Kalyan     Pawan Kalyan

Actor: Telugu

Pawan Kalyan is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, writer, and politician. His film works are predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of actor turned politician Chiranjeevi. Kalyan made his acting debut in 1996 Telugu film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi. In 1998, he starred in Tholi Prema which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. In 2015, he enacted Lord Krishna in the sleeper hit Gopala Gopala.

He is known for his works in films Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatham, Thammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa, Gabbar Singh for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu, and Attarintiki Daredi which became the highest grossing Telugu film of all time. He was listed 26th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities of 2013. As of 2014, he holds a net worth of ₹185 million.

In March 2014, he ventured into politics, founding the Jana Sena Party. During that period, Pawan Kalyan was listed by google as the most searched Indian celebrity politician on Google search.

Henry Ford


Henry Ford    Henry Ford

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company,

Henry Ford July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947 was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance, that would profoundly impact the landscape of the twentieth century. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As the owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with “Fordism”: mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation and arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

Ford was also widely known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I, and also for being the publisher of antisemitic texts such as the book The International Jew.

Amar Gopal Bose


Amar Bose      Amar Gopal Bose

American engineer and founding chairman

Amar Gopal Bose November 2, 1929  – July 12, 2013 was an Indian American American born Indian academic and entrepreneur. An electrical engineer and sound engineer, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  for over 45 years. He was also the founder and chairman of Bose Corporation. In 2011, he donated a majority of the company to MIT in the form of non-voting shares to sustain and advance MIT’s education and research mission.

Donald Trump


Donald Trump     Donald Trump

Donald John Trump is an American real estate

Donald John Trump born June 14, 1946 is an American real estate developer, television personality, business author, and candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump’s career, branding efforts, lifestyle and outspoken manner helped make him a celebrity, a status amplified by the success of his  reality show, The Apprentice.

Trump is a son of Fred Trump, a New York City real estate developer. He worked for his father’s firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and officially joined the company in 1968. In 1971, he was given control of the company, renaming it The Trump Organization. Trump remains a major figure in American real estate.

On June 16, 2015, Trump formally announced his candidacy for president in the 2016 election, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. Trump’s early campaigning drew intense media coverage and saw him rise to high levels of popular support. Since early July 2015, he has consistently been the front-runner in public opinion polls for the Republican Party nomination.

Mukesh Ambani


Mukesh Ambani      Mukesh Ambani

Indian business argest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited,

 Fortune Global 500 company

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani born 19 April 1957 is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited  a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second most valuable company by market value. He resides at the Antilia Building, the world’s most expensive property. He holds a 44.7% stake in the company. He is the elder son of the late Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani and the brother of Anil Ambani. RIL deals mainly in refining, petrochemicals, and in the oil and gas sectors. Reliance Retail Ltd., another subsidiary, is the largest retailer in India.

In 2014, he was ranked 36 on Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people and in 2010, he was included in Forbes’s list of “68 people who matter most”. As of 2013, he is India’s richest man and second richest man in Asia. Ambani retains his title as India’s richest person for the ninth consecutive year. Through Reliance, he also owns the Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. In 2012, Forbes named him one of the richest sports owners in the world.

He has served on the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation and the international advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was the chairman of the board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, which is one of the leading business schools in India.

Adam Khoo


Adam Khoo      Adam Khoo

Licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer

Adam Khoo Yean Ann born 8 April 1974 is a Singaporean serial entrepreneur, author, trainer and a professional stocks and FX trader. Khoo made national news headlines when he became a self-made millionaire at the age of 26, making him one of the youngest millionaires in Singapore.

Khoo is the Executive chairman and Chief Master Trainer of Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group, one of Asia’s largest private educational institutions, which runs educational seminars for over 80,000 people annually in 7 countries. His business interests include advertising, corporate training and professional investing.

In 2008, Khoo was ranked among the top 25 richest Singaporeans under age 40 by The Executive magazine. In the same year, he was conferred the  Business School Eminent Business Alumni Award.

Khoo is the director of seven other private companies. He was also a director of the Singapore Health Promotion Board  from 2009 to 2010. He is a member of the Singapore Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization whose membership is available only to business owners below age 50, who run businesses with a minimum annual turnover of  million.

Manny Pacquiao


Manny Pacquiao        Manny Pacquiao

world champion professional boxer

Manny Dapidran Pacquiao born December 17, 1978 is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball acting, and singing.

He is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. According to Forbes, he was the 2nd highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015.

He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the   by the Boxing Writers Association of America  World Boxing Council  and World Boxing Organization . He is also a three-time The Ring Fighter of the Year winning the award in  and  the Best Fighter  Award in and.

He is currently ranked number eight on the Ring and the longest reigning top-10 on the pound-for-pound list. BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Filipino fighter of all-time.

He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including  Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life Sports, BoxRec and The Ring from his climb to Lightweight until his losses in 2012.

Beyond boxing, Pacquiao has participated in basketball, business, acting, music recording and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He was re-elected in 2013 to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.

Pacquiao, while mostly focused on being a boxer and a congressman, is listed as the head coach of the basketball team Mahindra Enforcers. He was also drafted onto the team as 11th overall pick in the first round of the  draft, making him the oldest rookie drafted as well as the shortest player and the first dual-sport athlete in the Philippine Basketball Association. He played 7 minutes of one of the team’s games. Pacquiao also owns a team in the  Developmental League  the MP Hotel Warriors, and partnered with Powervit, a Filipino vitamin brand, to form a team in the  Basketball League, the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas, which is named after him. However, Pacquiao reportedly stopped giving support to the Aguilas and left the team ownership solely to the formerly team co-owner Dick Balajadia, and so the team was renamed Pilipinas Kings.