The #119 World’s Billionaires – Ananda Krishnan

Age: 68

Fortune: self made

Source: diversified

Net Worth: $6.0 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Malaysia

Residence: Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Communications

Marital Status: married, 3 children

Education: Melbourne University, Bachelor of Arts / Science Harvard University, Master of Business Administration Harvard Business School grad and former oil-trader. His companies have been in expansion mode in the past year. His telecom company Maxis continued to roll out its Indonesian network and gained a foothold in the Indian market by buying into Chennai operator, Aircel. After delays, his satellite arm Measat, which help telecoms and broadcasters reach customers and audiences across Southeast Asia, China, South Asia and Australia, launched the country’s third satellite. His satellite TV provider Astro serves 36% of Malaysia’s TV households. He also controls racetrack betting and lottery systems in Malaysia via Tanjong Public.

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