02 September 2008

Vijay Mallya - Fobs - The World's Indian Billionaires

#962 Vijay Mallya

Age: 52

Fortune: inherited and growing

Source: liquor

Net Worth: $1.2 bil

Country Of Citizenship: India

Residence: Bangalore , India.

Industry: Beverages

Marital Status: married, 3 children

Education: Calcutta University, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Colorful liquor tycoon, his United Breweries acquired Scottish distiller Whyte & Mackay for $1.2 billion in May 2007; now world's second-largest spirits group. Owns Kingfisher Airlines, which competes with fellow billionaire Naresh Goyal's Jet Airways. Acquired low-cost airline Air Deccan. Plans to launch flights to the U.S. in August 2008. Co-owns a Formula One team, Force India, with Dutch businessman Michiel Mol.

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