Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Asia's Heroes Of Philanthropy -

Asia's Heroes Of Philanthropy - "In billionaire Ananda Krishnan's climb to success, one of the first rungs on the ladder was a philanthropic gift--a scholarship to earn his undergraduate degree at Melbourne University. Born into Malaysia's middle class as the son of a civil servant, Krishnan's chance to study abroad came courtesy of the Colombo Plan, an effort to develop human resources in South and Southeast Asia launched in Sri Lanka's capital in 1950 by 25 Asia-Pacific nations. Krishnan went on to earn an M.B.A. at Harvard in 1964 before becoming an oil trader and developing the multinational empire that has boosted his fortune to more than $7 billion, making him Southeast Asia's second-richest person."

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