Your Weekly Dose of Luxpresso: NRI Billionaires and Brad Pitt’s New Yacht

Luxpresso has brought out an interesting list of Indian billionaires who live abroad. The first on the list is the steel tycoon, Lakshmi Mittal. The head of Arcelor Mittal has made London his new home, where he lives at the £117 million No. 6 Palace Greens near Kensington Palace. The Hinduja family is another billionaire family that has made the UK their home. And they are neighbours to the Queen! Another Londoner is Anil Agarwal of the Vedanta Resources. Sri Prakash Lohia is supposedly the biggest polyester manufacturer in the world and is based out of Indonesia. Next is Micky Jagtiani, owner of Landmark Group retailing empire. The man with an estimated net worth of $3.8 billion has made Dubai his home. MA Yusuf Ali, owner of the Emke Group lives nearby in Abu Dhabi. Amnoj Bhargava has made his $1.5 billion fortune from the 5-Hour Energy drink and lives a simple life in Michigan. Kavitark Ram Shriram falls in the category of those dotcom billionaires. Based in California made his fortune by being one of the first investors in Google. Romesh Wadhwani lives in Palo Alto, California and has made his $1.9 billion fortune from his private equity technology consultancy, the Symphony Technology Group. Vinod Khosla is another resident of California. He started Sun Microsystems and is now worth $1.5 billion.

NRI billionaires

If you have a brood as big as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a simple boat wont fit everyone; you need a yacht. And that is exactly what Brad Pitt has done. The hunk recently bought a £5 million yacht for his family and plans to sail near St Tropez in the south of France. He bought it after selling off a share of his French vineyard at Chateau Miraval to winemaker Marc Perrin. Microsoft co-founder and close friend, Paul Allen suggested the couple that they could offset the cost by chartering it out to people when they aren’t using it. The classic 75 ft schooner sleeps 8 and hence is perfect for the family, unless Brangelina decide to have another baby.



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