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Profession: Businessperson
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1973
Place of Birth: Jharkhand
Anurag Dikshit net worth: Anurag Dikshit is an Indian businessman who has a net worth of $1.6 billion. Anurag Dikshit, in connection with the online poker company PartyGaming, entered a guilty plea to one count of online gambling in violation of the Federal Wire Act and received a $300 million fine. He sold off the remainder of his stake in PartyGaming in January of 2010, after selling 23% of his stake in the company's Initial Public Offering, and the additional two thirds remaining in 2009 and 2010. He was born in 1973 in Dhanbad Jharkhand, India and in 1994, graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He completed his schooling at De Nobili School, FRI and upon gradating worked as a software developer in the United States at CMC. He was a systems analyst for Websci and later a consultant for AT&T. When Dikshit was 26 years old he was asked by PartyGaming founder, Ruth Parasol, to write the company's betting software. In 2000, Dikshit hired a friend, Vikrant Bharagava, to begin working at PartyGaming with him and others and Party Poker was launched in August of 2001. In May 2006, Dikshit stepped down from PartyGaming's Board of Directors and took a position as head of the company's research and special projects. In 2006, he left PartyGaming completely but in 2008, when he entered his guilty plea, he still owned approximately 28% of the company's shares. In 2010, Dikshit sold his remaining shares and is no longer personally invested in the company.
Anurag Dikshit (/??d??ks??t/; born 1973, in Dhanbad Jharkhand), is an Indian businessman who, in connection with the online poker company PartyGaming, entered a guilty plea to one count of online gambling in violation of the Federal Wire Act and received a $300 million fine. He sold off the remainder of his stake in PartyGaming in January 2010, after selling 23% of his stake in the company's Initial Public Offering, and a further two thirds of the remainder, in October 2009.
Born in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Dikshit graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1994. He completed schooling at De Nobili School, FRI. Following graduation, Dikshit worked as a software developer in the United States at CMC, as a systems analyst for Websci and later as a consultant for AT&T.
At age 26, Dikshit was asked by PartyGaming founder American Ruth Parasol to write the company???s betting software.
In 2000, Dikshit hired a friend from his alma mater, Vikrant Bhargava, to begin working at PartyGaming with him and others. Party Poker was launched in August 2001.[citation needed]
In May 2006 Dikshit stepped down from PartyGaming's board of directors and took a position as head of the company's research and special projects, and left PartyGaming completely in November 2006. As of December 2008 he still owned approximately 28% of the company's shares.
In December 2008, Dikshit entered a guilty plea to one count of online gambling in violation of the Federal Wire Act and agreed to forfeit $300 million. "I came to believe there was a high probability it was in violation of U.S. laws", Dikshit told U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff in New York, referring to PartyGaming???s activity. Dikshit no longer personally owns any shares in PartyGaming, having sold his shares in January 2010.

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In 2008, Bangalore-based legal researcher Lawrence Liang came to him with the idea for CIS. Philanthropist Anurag Dikshit provided the initial seed funding and CIS was born. Dikshit still continues to fund and support CIS. “I’ve always surrounded ...
Posted: August 8, 2014, 5:00 pm

Hedge fund boss Chris Hohn gives away £1bn in five years

Last year Anurag Dikshit and the Sainsbury family were Britain's biggest donors, giving away over £100m each. Mr Hohn, 44, set up TCI in 2003 with the aim of giving some of its profits, after salaries and costs, to CIFF. Originally the couple planned to ...
Posted: June 1, 2011, 10:36 am

Centre suspects source, blocks funds to Amnesty India

The trust is founded by Anurag Dikshit, who earlier pleaded guilty in a US court of gambling fraud. The Indian Express reports that while 2,00,000 pounds of the sum was from Amnesty International, the remaining 1,00,000 pounds were from the Kusuma Trust ...
Posted: February 14, 2014, 11:38 pm
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