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  • World: Oct. 01, 20010: There are over 1,000 billionaires in the world-government if you made a billion you'd be taxed 800 million of it
  • British PM asked to discuss Kohinoor return to India ........Read

  • Indians in Britain to double by 2051........Read
  • New Delhi, Oct 9, 2007: The Indian stock market boom has made the Ambani brothers arguably the richest in the world if one clubs the fortunes of Mukesh and Anil, which at USD 91.41 billion is far ahead of even the Walton family of Wal-Mart.
  • Overseas Indians have an estimated US$1 trillion in assets, and wealth managers in Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and elsewhere have been stepping up efforts to help manage it.
  • New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization conducted the poll that 100 million votes were cast through the Internet and cellphone text messages- The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world
  • In 2005, $24 billion came into the country as remittances, out of which nearly 45 per cent was from the Gulf countries. Indians in the US have so far invested $5.2 billions in India.

NRIs like to see India's name some place in Top 100 brands

The Top Ten Best Brands 2006
Company Country Brand Value (Mil)
1. Coca-Cola (KO) U.S. $67,000 (Mil)
2. Microsoft (MSFT) U.S. $56,926 (Mil)
3. IBM (IBM) U.S. $56,201 (Mil)
4. General Electric (GE) U.S. $48,907 (Mil)
5. Intel (INTC) U.S. $32,319 (Mil)
6. Nokia (NOK) Finland $30,131 (Mil)
7. Toyota (TM) Japan $27,941 (Mil)
8. Disney (DIS) U.S. $27,848 (Mil)
9. McDonald's (MCD) U.S. $27,501 (Mil)
10. Mercedes-Benz Germany $21,795 (Mil)
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  • United States is the richest nation with 2.67 million millionaires. The other countries with the highest number of HNWIs are: Germany (767,000), the United Kingdom (448,000), China (320,000), Canada (232,000), Australia (146,000), Brazil (109,000), Russia (103,000) and India has 83,000 millionaires
  • Nearly one in five U.S. residents will be of Hispanic origin by 2025.x
  • 80 million Indians abroad have the same gross national product as the 980 million in India
  • Overseas NRI/POI populations: Southeast Asia 4.6 million, Persian gulf region 3.4 million, United States 1.7 million, United Kingdom 1.2 million, South Africa1 million, Canada 850,000, Europe (excl UK) 560,000, Mauritius 710,000, Africa (excl SA) 540,000, Trinidad & Tobago500,000, Suriname 150,000