Vijay Mallya

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Vijay Vittal Mallya (born 18 December 1955) is an Indian businessman and former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). He is the subject of an extradition effort by the Indian Government to return him from the UK to face charges of financial crimes in India.The son of a businessman who was also in the alcoholic beverages business, Mallya is the ex-chairman of United Spirits, the largest spirits company in India, and continues to serve as chairman of United Breweries Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests including beverage alcohol, aviation infrastructure, real estate and fertilizer. He has been the chairman of Sanofi India (previously known as Hoechst AG and Aventis) and the chairman of Bayer CropScience in India for over 20 years, and the chairman of several other companies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vijay Mallya has received more than 7,289,206 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Vijay Mallya is the 400th most popular businessperson (down from 335th in 2019), the 474th most popular biography from India (down from 415th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Indian Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Vijay Mallya ranks 400 out of 604Before him are Arkady Rotenberg, Eike Batista, Thierry Breton, David Richards, Mark Cuban, and Jawed Karim. After him are Henry Clay Frick, J. R. D. Tata, Anders Hejlsberg, Yolanda Hadid, Vladimir Lisin, and Fred Karno.

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Among people born in 1955, Vijay Mallya ranks 226Before him are Hervé Guibert, Timothy Garton Ash, Rolf Løvland, Walter Veltroni, Thierry Breton, and Fernando Trueba. After him are Ludo Coeck, Peter Fleming, Anupam Kher, Milan Bandić, Verónica Forqué, and Thomas Hampson.

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Among people born in India, Vijay Mallya ranks 474 out of 1,227Before him are Tiger Shroff (1990), Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard (1858), Brian Horrocks (1895), Nirmala Joshi (1934), Devika Rani (1908), and Venkaiah Naidu (1949). After him are Charles Gmelin (1872), Anupam Kher (1955), B. V. Doshi (1927), Jamini Roy (1887), Kedarnath Singh (1934), and Sanjay Dutt (1959).


Among businesspeople born in India, Vijay Mallya ranks 8Before him are Jamsetji Tata (1839), Ratan Tata (1937), Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), Azim Premji (1945), Satya Nadella (1967), and Sundar Pichai (1972). After him are Indra Nooyi (1955), Anil Ambani (1959), N. R. Narayana Murthy (1946), Nita Ambani (1963), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (1953), and Sabeer Bhatia (1968).

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