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Barbara Cartland

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barbara-cartland      Barbara Cartland

Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom:  Dame Barbara Cartland 9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000 born Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was an English author of romance novels, one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful worldwide of the twentieth century. Her 723 novels were translated into 38 languages and she continues to be referenced in the Guinness World Records for the most novels published in a single year in 1976. As Barbara Cartland she is known for her numerous romantic novels but she also wrote under her married name of Barbara Mc Corquodale and briefly under the pseudonym of Marcus Belfry. She wrote more than 700 books as well as plays, music, verse, drama, magazine articles and operetta, and was a prominent philanthropist. She reportedly sold more than 750 million copies. Other sources estimate her book sales at more than two billion copies.She specialised in 19th-century Victorian era pure romance. Her novels all featured portrait-style artwork, particularly the cover art, usually designed by Frances Marshall.

As head of Cartland Promotions, she also became one of London’s most prominent society figures, of the latter always presenting herself in pink gown and plumed hat she was one of Britain’s most popular media personalities, right up until her death in 2000.

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Arundhati Bhattacharya

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arundhati-bhattacharya      Arundhati Bhattacharya

Kolkata : Arundhati Bhattacharya is an Indian banker and currently the Chair-Managing director of the State Bank of India.She is the first woman to be the Chairperson of State Bank of India. In 2016, she was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Bhattacharya was born in a Bengali family in the city of Kolkata. She spent her childhood in Bhilai. Her father, Prodyut Kumar Mukherjee worked at Bhilai Steel Plant. Her mother, Kalyani Mukherjee was a homeopathy consultant in Bokaro. She completed her schooling from St. Xavier’s School, Bokaro

She studied English Literature at Calcutta’s Lady Brabourne College and then at Jadavpur University. Her husband is an ex-professor of Kharagpur.

Bhattacharya joined  in September 1977. She is the first woman to lead an India-based Fortune 500 company. Initially she joined  in 1977 as probationary officer at the age of 22 years. She has held several positions during her 36-year career with the bank including working in foreign exchange, treasury retail operations, human resources and investment banking. This included positions like chief executive of the bank’s merchant banking arm- State Bank of India Capital Markets; chief general manager in charge of new projects. She has also served at the bank’s New York office. She has been involved in the launch of several new businesses such as  General Insurance,  Custodial Services and the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. She succeeded Pratip Chaudhuri, as Chairperson, who retired 30 Sep. She introduced a two-year sabbatical policy for women employees for child or elder care. This Women’s day she is thinking of introducing free vaccination against cervical cancer to all her woman employees.

In 2016, she is named the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. This is her first time being ranked on the list.In the same year, she was ranked among the  Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine  She was named the 4th most powerful women in Asia Pacific by Fortune.

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Shahrukh Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan     Shahrukh Khan

New Delhi: also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality.

Shah Rukh Khan born Shahrukh Khan, 2 November 1965), also known asSRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as the “Baadshah of Bollywood“, “King of Bollywood” or “King Khan”, he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the worldKhan started his career with appearances in several television series in the late 1980s. He made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana. Early in his career, Khan was recognised for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr(1993), Baazigar (1993) and Anjaam (1994). He then rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic films, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001). He earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of an alcoholic in Devdas (2002), a NASA scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De! India (2007) and a man with Asperger syndrome in My Name Is Khan (2010). Many of his films display themes of Indian national identity and connections with diaspora communities, or gender, racial, social and religious differences and grievances. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, and the Government of France awarded him both .As of 2015, Khan is co-chairman of the motion picture production companyRed Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries, and is the co-owner of theIndian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. He is a frequent television presenter and stage show performer. The media often label him as “Brand SRK” because of his many endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures. Khan’s philanthropic endeavours have provided health care and disaster relief, and he was honoured with  Pyramide con Marni award in 2011 for his support of children’s education. He regularly features in listings of the most influential people in Indian culture, and in 2008, Newsweeknamed him one of their fifty most powerful people in the world.

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Venugopal Dhoot

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Venugopal Dhoot Forbes magazine

    Mumbai: Indian businessman. According to Forbes magazine

Venugopal Dhoot born 30 September 1951 in Bombay, India now Mumbai is an Indian businessman. According to Forbes magazine, his wealth in 2013 is $1.25 billion. He is said to be the thirty eighth richest man in India.

He is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Pune, India. He is married to Rama Dhoot and has two children, Anirudh and Surbhi.

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RAFI AHMED KIDWAI

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RAFI AHMED KIDWAIRAFI AHMED KIDWAI

India : Indian National Leader and Politician

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai 18 February 1894 – 24 October 1954 was a politician, an Indian independence activist and a socialist, sometimes described as an Islamic socialist.[1] He hailed from Barabanki District of United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh, in north India.

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Milton Hershey 1857-1945

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Milton S. Hershey      Milton Hershey 1857-1945

Milton Hershey offered the masses what had once been a luxury for the rich-a sweet, decadent enjoyment anyone could afford – called the Hershey milk chocolate candy bar. He used modern machinery to mass produce products at a lower cost than producing them by hand. He believed the nost productive workers were those who earned a real, living wage so they, too, could afford to buy the products they helped produce.

But Hershey didn’t just build a company, he built a town – with tree-lined streets of single- and two-family brick neighborhoods, quality public school systems, inexpensive public transportation and attractive parks and recreation. Hershey and his wife poured their fortune into philanthropic foundations to provide educational and cultural opportunities for local residents. In 1918, Hershey endowed what is known today as the Milton Hershey School with his entire fortune of Hershey company stock. Apropriately, the town was renamed from Derry Township to Hershey, Pa. and remains a popular tourist attraction.

Quote: “Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising in the world.”

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Catherine Cook

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Catherine Cook   Worth an estimated $30 million

Catherine cook is no stranger to the world of online social network, in fact she helped create the industry at the young age of 18yrs with her highly respected website MyYear Book.com. Another self made millionaire, Catherine has made most of her money thought advertising revenue from which the website is supported. If you have not been on the website, which is aimed at mostly under 18yrs from the US then check it out. Think facebook mixed with friends reunited.

Young Entrepreneur, Catherine Cook of MyYearBook.com reveals the secrets of how she got 5 Million Members on Myyearbook.com. Talk to Catherine Cook for any length of time and you get the distinct feeling you don’t need to remember this girl’s name because you’ll be hearing it often in the years to come.

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