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Vijay Mallya (Kannada/Konkani: Born December 18, 1955) is an Indian businessman and Rajya Sabah MP The son of industrialist Vittal . Mallya, he is the Chairman of the United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines. As of 2008, Mallya was ranked as the 362nd richest person in the world and the 7th in India with a net worth of US$1.2 billion. He receives substantial press coverage that focuses on his lavish parties and his hotels, automobiles, and his yacht, the Indian Empress. Mallya is originally from the town of Bantwal, Mangalore in Karnataka. He was educated at La Martiniere Boys' College, Calcutta in Kolkata and completed his degree from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta under Calcutta University. He later set up 7/5/12

Mallya took over as Chairman of the United Breweries Group in 1984. Since then, the group has grown into a multi-national conglomerate of over sixty companies with an annual turnover which has increased to US$ 11.2 billion in 1998-1999. He owned McDowell Crest. In May 2007,United Breweries Group announced the all-cash acquisition of  scotch whisky maker Whyte & Mackay for £595 million (approximately Rs 6000 crore).

  Kingfisher Premium Large Beer is

currently available in 52 countries outside India and leads the way among Indian beers in International market. It has been ranked among top 10 fasting growing brand of UK. UNITED SPIRITS LIMITED (USL) has a portfolio of more than 140 brands, of which 19 are millionaire brands(selling more than million cases a year) and enjoys a strong 59% market share for its first line brands in India. United Spirits recorded global sales of 90 million cases for the year ended on March 31,2009.


In 2005, Vijay Mallya established Kingfisher Airlines. At present, the airline connects 32 cities. Kingfisher Airlines obtained a 46% stake in Air Deccan, a low cost Indian airline which Mallya later acquired fully and integrated into his Kingfisher fleet, rebranding it as Kingfisher Red. Vijay Mallya and his Jet Airways counterpart Naresh Goyal announced an alliance after a marathon meeting on 13 October 2008 at Mumbai, India. Kingfisher airlines were the first airlines to order the Airbus A380. In just about three years Kingfisher has become one of the leading 7/5/12 airlines in India.


MANGALORE CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LIMITED  Located in Karnataka, the only fertilizer company under UB’s management that has effected an amazing turnaround to become one of the most efficient and profitable Naphtha based urea producers in the country. In 1990, the Government of Karnataka had selected the UB group to take over Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers. The company achieved a turnover of 614 crore up by 9% over the previous year.  


UB ENGINEERING-Fabricating Dreams & Building Reality, UB Engineering-the UB Group’s Engineering division-is one of the foremost Indian Engineering companies in the field of installation of plants. UB Engineering’s activities are strongly focused on the Trunkey division for projects in Power, Fertilizers, 7/5/12 Oil & Gas, Fire Fighting, Effluent Treatment, Agrotech and other


In 2007, Mallya and the Mol family from The Netherlands bought the Spyker F1 team for 88 million Euros. The team changed its name to Force India F1 from the 2008Season. Team’s car VJM-01 was named after its owners Vijay Mallya, Jan Mol and Michiel Mol.


Mallya's United Breweries sponsors the East Bengal and Mohun Bagan football clubs in Kolkata. In 2008 he was linked with buying into the new revolution at Queens Park RangersFC, as part of the Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and LakshmiMittal consortium.
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Mallya also owns the company, United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders (URBB) which has interests in horse racing. URBB runs the Kunigalstud farm, under lease from the Government of Karnataka.

Mallya entered politics in 2000 and replaced Subramanian Swamy as the president of the Janata Party a breakaway faction of the original Janata Dal party. His party contested almost all of the 224 seats during the Karnataka State legislative election. He campaigned vigorously through the media, but his party failed to make any impact and did not win a single 7/5/12

AUCTION PURCHASES Vijay Mallya is noted for his successful bidding in

auction of items that are considered of great cultural value to India. In 2004, he placed the winning bid of £175,000 for the sword of Tipu Sultan at an auction in London, and brought it back to India. In March 2009, Mallya successfully bid for the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi at US$1.8 million, in a New York auction that initially caused an uproar in India and its government tried and failed to prevent it from going under the hammer.

QUALITIES OF MR. VIJAY MALLYA Flamboyant and flashy lifestyle

Mr. Vijay Mallaya has been known for his chari smatic personality, flamboyance and lavish lifestyle. The stylish Business tycoon is known for sporting diamond ear studs. Mallya does not think twice before flaunting his wealth. Mallya owns yachts, private jets, a customized Boeing 727,around 250vintage cars and a stud farm with 200 horses.

 Great Acquirer 

UNITED BREWERIES is the second largest spirit group in the world. The UB group acquired Whyte and Mackay for 595 million pounds in 2007.The UB group has a market capitalization of around US$12 billion. In the aviation sector KINGFISHER has become one of the leading Airlines in India. Mallya owns 46 percent stake in the low cost airline Air Deccan.

 Great Leader 

Vijay Mallya became the Chairman of the UB Group at age 28 , after his father Vittal Mallya passed away. Since that time he has led the group and turned into a multi billion dollar business. Today the company has annual sales of more than US$4 billion.
7/5/12  Holds an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business

Hard worker 

Vijay Mallya was born on December 18, 1955. He studied at La Martini ere School in Kolkata. Mallya went to St Xavier’s college, University of Calcutta for his Bachelor’s Degree. He started working while he was in college. He worked for his company for Rs 400 per month. Later, Mallya went to the US and worked for American Hoechst Corporation.
For the people

Vijay Mallya is a personality who believes a lot in helping the society. He helped in the establishment of Mallya Hospital in Bangalore. 7/5/12


Despite having his father’s own company he worked there for just Rs.400 at the initial level. This shows the hard work and dedication from this individual.

After his father’s death he took the charge of UB group at an early age of 28. He turned his father’s 50 crore company into 7/5/12



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