Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Top 10 Richest People in the World

This list of the 10 wealthiest people is a list of the world's 10 wealthiest people as of February 11, 2008, based on each person's total net worth. The total net worth is an estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the closing stock prices of the stock exchanges on which each person's company is listed, and exchange rates on February 11, 2008. Stock prices are defined as shares of ownership in a corporation, and exchange rates are defined as how much one currency is worth in terms of another. This list only represents each person's valuation on a single day due to daily fluctuations among exchange rates and stock valuations. The list does not include heads of state whose wealth is tied to their position (see list of heads of government and state by net worth).
  1. Warren Buffett (US)
  2. Carlos Slim (Mexico)
  3. Bill Gates (US)
  4. Lakshmi Mittal (India)
  5. Mukesh Ambani (India)
  6. Anil Ambani (India)
  7. Ingvar Kamprad (Sweden)
  8. KP Singh (India)
  9. Oleg Deripaska (Russia)
  10. Karl Albrecht (Germany)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Present positions:

• Chairman of the Board, DLF Limited.
• Chairman and Director of 31 different private companies engaged in various sectors of the economy.
• Member of the Governing Body of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
• Member of the Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.
• Member of The Board of Governors Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial College, Delhi.
• Founder Member of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO).
• Member of the Economic Policy and Reforms Council, Government of Rajasthan.
• Member of Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
• Member of Delhi Vision Group to overview the Master Plan of Delhi 2021.
• Honorary Consul General, Principality of Monaco.

Positions held:

• President of the apex industry chamber of the country, Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
• President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
• Director of Central Board, Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


Born on August 15, 1931, Mr. K.P. Singh charted a distinguished and inimitable career, reflected in the establishment of India’s largest real estate company. Today, under his leadership, DLF Limited has established an unrivalled position in real estate industry with an enviable portfolio in terms of scale of delivery, bandwidth of range of products and development potential. Mr. K. P. Singh has conceived and pioneered initiatives, which are today, recognised as benchmarks in the real estate sector. He has been the visionary in steering DLF’s growth as a multi-dimensional, diversified, multi-billion dollar conglomerate. DLF has now become the world’s largest real estate company in terms of revenues, earnings, market capitalisation and developable area. A graduate in science, Mr. K.P. Singh pursued Aeronautical Engineering in UK, being subsequently selected to the Indian Army by British Officers Services Selection Board, UK. He was commissioned into the renowned cavalry regiment of ‘The Deccan Horse’ of the Indian Army. In 1960, he joined American Universal Electric Company and soon after its merger with DLF Universal Limited in 1979, he took over as the Managing Director of this new company.

Kushal Pal Singh

Kushal Pal Singh or K.P. Singh was born on August 15, 1931, at Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh. Today he presides over DLF Universal Limited, India’s largest real estate developer.[1] It has an estimated land bank of 10,255 acres (42 km2) with about 3,000 acres (12 km²) being in prime city locations such as Delhi NCR, Chandigarh and Kolkata.