According to a new report by the non-profit group Oxfam, the investments of 125 of the world's richest billionaires result in an annual average of three million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, more than a million times the average for the bottom 90 per cent of humanity
India also ranked third in billionaire population globally in 2021. US is number one with with 748 billionaires, followed by Chinese mainland at 554 billionaires and India with 145 billionaires.
Combined wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than total Union Budget for financial year 2018-19: Report
Rights group Oxfam also said the world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet's population.
India creates 7,300 more millionaires in one year worth $6 trillion; highest number of female billionaires at 18.6%, reveals study
By mid-2018, in dollar terms, wealth in India grew by a modest 2.6 percent to around $6 trillion and wealth per adult stayed flat at $7,020 mainly due to the rupee plunge against the dollar, it said.
Bill Gates says jobs growth in India is linked to quality education; universities and schools must foster innovation
Microsoft founder Bill Gates believes the private sector is where most jobs will be created, and that there is opportunity to get way more out of the private sector.
Besides the Hinduja brothers, there are over 40 Indian-origin super-rich in this year's list of the UK's 1,000 wealthiest people, who seem to be reaping a so-called "Brexit bonanza".
The number of such individual taxpayers was 195 in the previous fiscal, 2015-16, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
The Forbes list of the 'World's Billionaires' 2017 consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of US $7.67 trillion, a record 18-percent increase over the past year.
The list also includes Hyderabad with a total wealth of $310 billion. Hyderabad is home to 9,000 millionaires and six billionaires.
While Delhi, home to 22,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires has total wealth of $450 billion, Bengaluru boasts of a total wealth of $320 billion
Gawker Media managed to get itself into a quite a pickle when it published a sex tape involving Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan.
Questions need to be raised about the curious case of billionaire Subrata Roy who paid loads of cash to the market regulator and last week completed two years behind bars in Delhi's maximum security prison.
Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji and Dilip Shanghvi - have made it to a global list of 50 wealthiest people that is topped by Bill Gates.
Mark Zuckerberg's pledge to give away Facebook stock worth $45 billion puts him at the forefront of a philanthropic class that has promised to donate most of their fortunes.
Four women feature in 2015's Forbes list of 100 richest Indians including OP Jindal group Chairperson Savitri Jindal and generic drugs maker USV Pharma Chairperson Leena Tewari.
India's leading e-retailer Flipkart's co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are the latest billionaires in the country, with $1.3 billion (Rs.8,582-crore) net worth each, according to leading business magazine Forbes India' rich list released on Wednesday.
Property tycoon Donald Trump, one of America's most flamboyant and outspoken billionaires, threw his hat into the 2016 race on Tuesday for the White House.
The paradox is this: can the government get back wealth stashed abroad, when the wealthy themselves are seeking to move out? Can you bring back wealth without trying to keep the wealthy back here?
The figures, based on the definitive rich list compiled by Forbes in March 2014 and the data from investment bank Credit Suisse indicates that the London-based entrepreneurs are now the richest Britons in the world.
The latest Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014 reveals interesting facts about billionaires and their fortunes. While majority of the billionaires alive today have finished their undergraduate studies from US' University of Pennsylvania, the University of Mumbai has produced the most number of billionaire graduates in India and features as the only university in the top 10 list of universities that is not American.<br />