02 September 2008

Anurag Dikshit - Fobs - The World's Indian Billionaires

#743 Anurag Dikshit

Age: 36

Fortune: self made

Source: online gambling

Net Worth: $1.6 bil

Country Of Citizenship: India

Residence: Gibraltar , Gibraltar, Middle East & Africa


Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Developmental engineer turned online gambling mogul. Earned degree in computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. First jobs at CMC, Websci, AT&T. PartyGaming founder, American Ruth Parasol, launched Starluck Casino on the Internet in 1997. Dikshit (pronounced Dix-it) joined a year later at age 25; wrote company's betting software, which enables gamblers around the world to play one another in poker. Stock down since 2005 peak due to new U.S. laws banning financial groups from facilitating online bets. Sold chunk of shares; left its board but still holds big stake.

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