How rich is Ananda Krishnan?
Ananda Krishnan Net Worth:
|Birth date:||April 1, 1938|
|Birth place:||Brickfields, Malaysia|
|Profession:||Businessperson, Film director|
|Education:||Harvard University (1964)|
|Children:||Ven Ajahn Siripanyo|
Ananda Krishnan net worth, wiki & biography:
Malaysian Tamil businessman and philanthropist Ananda Krishnan has an estimated net worth of $11.7 billion as of March 2013. Currently, he’s the 2nd richest individual in Southeast Asia after Robert Kuok and #82 in Forbes Billionaires List. Nicknamed AK, he was born Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan on April 1, 1938 in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tamil parents who were Sri Lankan immigrants. AK studied at Vivekananda Tamil School in Brickfields and continued his studies at Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur. As a Colombo Plan holder, he attended the University of Melbourne in Australia for his B.A. in political science (with honours). AK then obtained his MBA at Harvard University and graduated in 1964.
Ananda Krishnan Net Worth $11.7 Billion
Krishnan started his entrepreneurial career in a Malaysian consultancy MAI Holdings Sdn Bhd. Then he expanded into oil drilling and established his own company, Exoil Trading. He afterwards moved to gambling in Malaysia and became part of the team that organized “Live Aid” in the 80s. He started a sizeable multimedia existence in the early portion of the 1990s. Since then, he has commanded two leading telecommunication companies, Maxis Communications and MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems.
Ananda Krishnan currently has company interests in media (Astro, Johnston Press Plc), satellite (MEASAT), oil and gas (Bumi Armada, Pexco), telecommunications (Maxis, Aircel, Axis, Sri Lanka Telecom). AK also owns positions in Tanjong Public Limited Company, an investment holding company with subsidiary companies involved in electricity generation (Powertek), gaming (Pan Malaysian Pools), leisure (Tropical Islands, TGV Cinemas) and property. He’s well-known for his philanthropic work with schools throughout Malaysia yet he shuns public exposure and maintains a low profile.