Pankaj Parakh Tops Datta Phuge


wealthymattersRemember Datta Phuge from last year? Link

Now here is a gentleman who has managed to top him:

Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout,made his fortune from his garment fabrication business ,is a corporator and no stranger to opulence. Whenever he ventures on to the streets in Yeola, 260 km from Mumbai, women stare at him and men glare at him as he is adorned with gold jewellery weighing at least two-three kg.

On his 45th birthday recently, Parakh wore his latest acquisition at a huge gathering including politicians and celebs.With the shirt and its seven gold buttons, Parakh hopes to enter the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records.

“Gold has always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the years, I have become passionate about this royal metal. I have got this special shirt stitched to mark my 45th birthday.”

The shirt was designed by Bafna Jewellers of Nashik, 85 km away, and meticulously executed by Shanti Jewellers at Parel in Mumbai, where a team of around 20 select artisans spent 3,200 hours over the past two months to ‘stitch’ it.

Parakh, who took delivery in Mumbai, offered a sneak peek of his treasured shirt and even wore it for a darshan of the city’s famed Siddhivinayak Temple before posing for some pictures near the temple, while curious onlookers watched from a distance. Read more of this post

The World’s Biggest Life Insurance Policy


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Guinness World Records has announced the World’s Biggest Life Insurance Policy ever issued.

However,neither the record keeper nor the issuer would say who is covered by the massive policy.Dovi Frances, the adviser who arranged the policy, would only say it went to a well-known technology billionaire from California.

The wealthiest of the wealthy often buy life insurance for several reasons.Primary among them are tax purposes.In many countries,a wealthy estate is often hit with a hefty tax bill, and there may not be enough cash to cover it, since many millionaires and billionaires hold their wealth in investments.

This $201 million policy overtakes the previous record of $100 million.It is more complicated than most. It’s underwritten by 19 different insurance companies, each with a slice of less than $20 million. If a single company took the risk of the whole policy they would go into bankruptcy if a claim were to be made.

The yearly premium is in the low single-digit millions.

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