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Vijay Mallya is a well-known Indian politician, as well as an entrepreneur. To the public, Vijay Mallya is perhaps best known as the chairman and owner of an Indian conglomerate company called “United Breweries Group”, also referred to as “UB Group”. Founded by Thomas Leishman in 1857, the company specializes in the sales of alcoholic beverages, information technology, chemicals and fertilizers, and airline operation. It is estimated that “UB Group’s” revenue in 2013 alone amounted to as much as $5.4 billion. Aside from this company, Mallya became involved in “Sanofi S. A.”, which specializes in manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs, and “Bayer CropScience”, which deals with the protection of crops. In addition to his business ventures, Vijay Mallya became notable for his political career, during which he has served in The Rajya Sabha in the Parliament of India. He is also an Independent MP, a member of the Committee on Industry, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers. For his contributions to politics and business, Vijay Mallya was named the “Global Leader for Tomorrow”, “Entrepreneur of the Year 2010”, and received an award of recognition in France.
Vijay Mallya Net Worth $1.2 Billion
A well-known businessman and politician, how rich is Vijay Mallya? According to sources, Vijay Mallya’s net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion, the majority of which he has accumulated due to his business ventures.
Vijay Mallya was born in 1955, in West Bengal, India. He attended La Martiniere Calcutta high school, and later enrolled in St. Xavier’s College, from which he graduated with a BCom degree. Upon his graduation, he worked as an intern in the life-sciences company “Hoechst AG”, located in the United States. When his father, the famous entrepreneur Vittal Mallya, passed away, Vijay tookover ownership of the “United Breweries Group” company, and became its chairman. With Vijay Mallya’s help, the company grew to become one of the most famous and largest companies in India.
Mallya’s business interests spread beyond “UB Group”, as he involved himself with such companies as “United National Breweries”, “Sanofi”, and even “Kingfisher Airlines”, which have significantly contributed to his overall wealth.
Aside from business, Mallya has expressed interest in various sports, particularly Formula One, where India has its own team known as “Sahara Force India”. Among other teams supported by “UG Group” is “Kingfisher” derby team, “McDowell Indian” horse racing team, signature golf tournaments, as well as “East Bengal” club. Mallya’s interests in sports led him to become a member of “The World Motor Sport Council” as well.
Mallya started his political career in 2002, when he became a member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defense. Since then, he has been a member of various committees and sub-committees in India.
In regards to his personal life, Vijay Mallya dated and then married Sameera Tyabjee. Together, they have a son, who was born in 1987. Upon their divorce, Mallya started a relationship with Rekha, whom he eventually married, and with whom he has two children, named Tanya and Leanna.
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|Birth date:||December 18, 1955 age 59|
|Birth place:||Bantwal, India|
|Profession:||Politician, Promoter, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Film Producer|
|Education:||La Martiniere Calcutta, University of Calcutta, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata|
|Spouse:||Rekha Mallya (m. 1993)|
More about Vijay Mallya:
|The Forest||2009/I||executive producer - as Dr. Vijay Mallya|
|Rakht||2004||presenter - as Dr. Vijay Mallya|
|Prem Aggan||1998||acknowledgement: Chairman, U.B. Group - as Dr. Vijay Mallaya|
|Formula 1: BBC Sport||2009-2015||TV Series||Himself - Chairman and Team Principal, Force India / Himself / Himself - Force India Team Principal / ...|
|He's Done It Again!||2011||Video||Himself - Force India Mercedes|
|Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change||2011||TV Movie documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|ITV - Formula One||2008||TV Series||Himself|
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