United Spirits has more crorepatis than Wipro, 52 executives earned more than Rs 1 crore last year
South Asian numbering uses lakh and crore. Crore is 10 million, or, in rupees converted to $, call it $150,000.
Pati means “master” or “lord”.
Crorepati. Literally, manager who earns $150 k a year or more.
Our little game for the day – what’s a proper English translation of that?
Corporate fat cat? Don’t know if crorepati really has the derogative implications of that. Anyone?