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Vijay Mallya

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Vijay Vittal Mallya (born 18 December 1955) is an Indian businessman, former politician and fugitive. 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 8,524,963 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Vijay Mallya is the 484th most popular businessperson (down from 400th in 2019), the 555th most popular biography from India (down from 474th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Indian Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Vijay Mallya ranks 484 out of 601Before him are Mark Shuttleworth, Manolo el del bombo, Gilbert Kaplan, Sam Panopoulos, Sergio Gonella, and David Filo. After him are Ben Bradlee, Jared Kushner, Yuri Milner, Ernest Oppenheimer, William McGregor, and Adam Silver.

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Among people born in 1955, Vijay Mallya ranks 274Before him are Roberto Pruzzo, Bruno Pezzey, Enzo Ghinazzi, Jeff Perry, Rolf Løvland, and Lee Smolin. After him are Francesco Guidolin, Patrick Achi, William Kentridge, Martin Hoffmann, Susi Sánchez, and Juliusz Machulski.

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Among people born in India, Vijay Mallya ranks 555 out of 1,493Before him are Krishna Prasad Bhattarai (1924), Launceston Elliot (1874), Shrilal Shukla (1925), Devika Rani (1908), Asaf-ud-Daula (1748), and Raghunath Murmu (1905). After him are Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), K. B. Hedgewar (1889), Arthur E. Kennelly (1861), Purushottam Das Tandon (1882), Girija Devi (1929), and Jeetendra (1942).


Among businesspeople born in India, Vijay Mallya ranks 8Before him are Jamsetji Tata (1839), Ratan Tata (1937), Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), Satya Nadella (1967), Sundar Pichai (1972), and Azim Premji (1945). After him are Indra Nooyi (1955), Anil Ambani (1959), Chandrashekhar Agashe (1888), N. R. Narayana Murthy (1946), Nita Ambani (1963), and Gautam Adani (1962).

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