Six years later, he had launched his own construction firm in Al Ain, Al Fara'a Group, which now has operations spanning from Riyadh to his home city, Mumbai.
Yet few women in Asia make it to the top. Social norms undervalue girls and women, with sex-selection abortions resulting in an estimated 1.3 million girls per year not being born in China and India alone.
Today, the world converges in a Hong Kong well on its way to becoming a leading hub of the global art market, driven in large part by the art being created in China and the buying power of the country's rising wealth.
Rinehart has ridden Australia's resources boom like no one else, her wealth ballooning by an unparalleled A$18.87 billion in the past year, according to BRW magazine's annual rich list.
Despite record economic growth over the past two decades – resulting in more than fourfold increase in income and spending – Chinese people overall have become less satisfied with life, according to the study published in the Proceedings of th
The 2010 law, to be phased in starting on Jan. 1, 2013, will mean additional compliance costs for banks and fewer investment options for U.S. citizens living abroad.
The number of centa-millionaires - those with at least $100 million to invest - is expected to increase by 67% over the next four years in Singapore, according to The Wealth Report 2012 by Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank.