Your Weekly Dose Of Luxpresso: Tech Billionaires Under 40 and Jay Z’s Latest Gift To Beyonce

Topping the list of Tech Billionaires under 40 is the 39 year old co-founder of Google, Larry Page who has an estimated net worth of $23 billion. Coming a close second is another co-founder of Google, Sergei Brin with a net worth of $22.8 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, chairman of Facebook has an estimated $13.3 billion in his kitty, while another co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, has $3.8 billion. Both are just 28 years of age. The third co-founder, Eduardo Saverin, despite being left with just 5% shares in the company, is still a billionaire ($2.2 billion). Sean Parker, whom many of you would know as the guy portrayed by Justin Timberlake in ‘The Social Network’ is worth $2 billion. He founded the music sharing site Napster and was also the first President of Facebook. Japanese billionaire Yoshikazu Tanaka (38), made all his money ($1.8 billion) through his social-network gaming site operator Gree.


The other billionaires include Nicholas Woodman (37), founder of GoPro, manufacturer of wearable cameras (net worth: $1.3 billion), and Jack Dorsey (36), co-founder of Twitter.


The Kotak Presidium, hosted by Uday Kotak, saw the inaugural speech given by former US President Bill Clinton. Known for his fabulous oratory skills, he did not disappoint. The speech was interspersed with topics such as, Greenhouse gases, drinking water, HIV, TB and malaria.


While most people gift their wives jewellery or clothes for their anniversary, Jay Z is gifting his wife, Beyonce an island! For their fifth anniversary, the rapper is going to buy a £2 million worth island in the Bahamas for his gorgeous wife. It will be a private sanctum for the couple and their baby Blue Ivy, away from the paparazzi and hustle and bustle of the city.

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A great event few days back was the TOIFA awards where we saw a constellation of movie stars descend on the red carpet. Some of the best dressed were Priyanka Chopra in a black Arpan Vohra black gown, Nargis Fakhri in a dazzling Komal Sood silver gown, and Neha Dhupia in a regal Sabyasachi lehenga. Abhishek Bacchan and Aishwarya Rai Bacchan looked every bit like the Bollywood royalty that they are in a Navy Shervani and a light green Sabyasachi dress. Gauri Khan however didn’t look her best in a Tarun Tahiliani sari gown. The over-tight hairdo didn’t help her either.


Chanel has always picked some of the biggest names for their ad campaigns. The list of celebrity endorsers include Brad Pitt, Keira Knightly among several others. This elite list will now be joined by the lovely Diane Kruger, who has been chosen as the face of Chanel’s beauty line. Though the campaign will be seen only by this years end, it has already created a lot of buzz. We agree with the people at Chanel, as Miss. Kruger is a flawless stunner, though they credit her ‘natural elegance and beauty’ and ‘cosmopolitan spirit’ for the pick. This infact wont be the first time she has become a part of a Chanel campaign. She did a campaign for their fragrance—Allure, way back in 1996. We look forward to her renewed association with the fashion brand.

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