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Friday, August 12, 2005

Middle Class Billionaire?

The term Middle Class Billionaire sounds like an oxymoron. Rediff says that Adi Godrej is one such person who leads a simple lifestyle. His middle class nature is more than compensated by the highflying lifestyle of his wife. It is common knowledge that Adi Godrej’s wife Parmeshwar Godrej is a permanent fixture in the Page 3 circuit in Mumbai.

This is Parmeshwar Godrej, the undisputed queen of the city’s society circuit. Just having access to the numbers on her mobile phone would ensure a certain level of power. It is not just about having friends in high places or having a wardrobe that probably costs more to put together than the average Indian’s life savings.

If Parmeshwar Godrej continues to splurge a lot, Adi Godrej may no longer be a billionaire:-)

Related reading: Wetware points to a factual inaccuracy in the same Rediff article.


  • Hiiiiiya, i feel proud that I have had coffee with Adi Godrej in his Vikhroli office - just me & him. An extremely simple person!!!

    By Blogger vee-jay, at 6:43 PM  

  • i think he is forced to be simple because his wife splurges!!!

    it is more like middle class husbands and millionaire wives....

    and every visit to your blog gives some info or the other ....

    By Blogger monu, at 7:34 PM  

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    By Anonymous Nach, at 8:14 PM  

  • whats being a billionaire worth if not to splurge

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:57 PM  

  • ----"If Parmeshwar Godrej continues to splurge a lot, Adi Godrej may no longer be a billionaire:-)" ---LOL and well said. I cannot believe how a person like Adi Godrej can have such wife.
    If this continues forget retaining the billions, he could even be out of the popular middle-class club :-))

    By Blogger Thayirsaadham, at 9:22 PM  

  • What gave you the hint that he is living a middle-class life? The article gives an impression about him being a 'hearing' boss. thats it.

    how many middle class people can afford to even take a vacation, leave alone those extended universal vacations? He is good man, i'd give you that, but he is not definetely not living a middle-class life.

    BTW, Thanx for blogrolling me. But the my blog is spelled as Indianguerrilla, with '2 r's in the middle. The link for my blog from yours doesn't work as you have just one 'r' in the middle.



    By Blogger KORANGOO, at 10:38 PM  

  • Kaps, I felt the same as Kangaroo. His lifestyle didn't really give me an impression of middle class Indian. Maybe he doesn't lead the life of an Indian billionaire, I don't know. But this is certainly no where near the middle class life we all know of.

    By Blogger WA, at 11:09 PM  

  • Parmeshwar godrej-hope she realises soon that she is too old to wear low neck suits

    By Anonymous vasanthi, at 1:04 AM  

  • If Parmeshwar Godrej continues to splurge a lot, Adi Godrej may no longer be a billionaire

    Very hilarious observation

    By Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy, at 10:09 AM  

  • LOL! Nice post as usual Kaps. May be you should look at precedents for cases where the wife blew up a man's fortune :-)

    Point is, how rich is he, and how much does she really splurge. Media reports are often exaggerated.

    By Anonymous Mitali, at 11:05 AM  

  • @VJ,
    I have heard that Adi Godrej has frequent tea/coffee sessions with his employees. were u one of them?

    I think what Rediff meant was, he is a simple person considering his wealth.


    yeah....he'll be out of the middle-class club. my question is whether he really belongs to the middle class club?

    I have changed ur URL.

    @Wicked Angel,
    As u said, rediff is trying to say that for a person of his wealth, he doesn't have a flashy lifestyle

    Couldn't argue with u more on this


    If u want me to do more of such posts, I'll be in trouble. the supaari gang would come looking for me.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 3:05 PM  

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