Money, luxury and fame - the new super-rich of India | DW Documentary

Only the US and China currently have more billionaires than India. Some of them are as famous as pop stars and enjoy similar adulation.
Their social media accounts have millions of followers - in a country where more than half the population lives below the poverty line and has no electricity or fresh water. India’s super-rich have been dubbed the "new maharajas." The sources of their seemingly unlimited wealth are almost as varied as their values and lifestyles. 23-old Evan Luthra uses his father's seed capital to invest in new ideas in the software industry. He loves luxury, meets the young moneyed elite in fashionable destinations around the world, and is active on all the social networks. Abhimanyu Alsisar, nephew of the Maharajah of Jaipur, runs a chain of luxury hotels in the ancient palaces of India and invests in musicevents. Kalpana Saroj comes from the lowest caste in India and has worked her way up from destitution to become a multimillionaire - but she never forgets her background, and helps impoverished farmers in her homeland with medical care and gifts of money. Vijay Mallya even bought his own Formula 1 racing team, but faces a long prison sentence for fraudulent bankruptcy and tax evasion should he return to India. The documentary is the result of six months of investigative research and offers a deep insight into the everyday and professional lives of India’s super-rich.
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  1. DW Documentary

    DW Documentary

    År siden

    The translation at 4´12 is wrong. The correct translation is: "I struggled to get this position". We are sorry for the mistake. Thanks to attentive users like Sanat Pitale, Aman Namdar and others. Stay tuned & help us getting better

    • DataPointsWith NANsOnly

      DataPointsWith NANsOnly

      11 dager siden

      @DW Make a documentary on the Increasing unemployment, of the young German graduates.

    • Jacob Smith

      Jacob Smith

      19 dager siden

      Lmao triggered Indians

    • Don Corleone

      Don Corleone

      24 dager siden

      Lol....your propaganda/sensationalism has ready become evident @DW Documentary. no use hiding it now.

    • Hitesh Sharma

      Hitesh Sharma

      2 måneder siden

      Are you sure that was a mistake or just another intentional defaming stunt that you still don't bother to correct. It also makes clear that those who make mistake in simple translation how much trustworthy their facts are.

    • saurav pandey

      saurav pandey

      2 måneder siden

      if you have translated worng in video then you have to corrent it in the video not in the comment section you "fool DW".

  2. T D

    T D

    6 timer siden

    27:09 The narrator sounds sooo over it lmao

  3. Sachin NC

    Sachin NC

    15 timer siden

    Common mistake maharaja(king) is not one who hav lot of money it’s how he take care of of his land so there is no maharaja anymore just old heritage rich ppl who’s ancestors where maharajas so ppl tell Vn they say they r maharaja it make me laugh 😂 all mf and ahole still believe in casteism n never let other rise n never help poor still call mfing MAHARAJA ...

  4. TruthBeTold121212


    17 timer siden

    Aside from the Dalit lady, none of these obscenely rich Indians are doing anything for the poor in India. Especially now- during the Covid disaster managed by the Hindu religious extremist Indian PM Modi. They are all running away overseas.

  5. Gloria Flores

    Gloria Flores

    Dag siden

    Please take this video off . Respect to the people who had nothing . This days they are flying out of the country , that is how selfish they are . Help you brother's and sisters get out of covid .Some of them are full of .........

    • TruthBeTold121212


      17 timer siden


  6. Darshana Kaur

    Darshana Kaur

    Dag siden

    Evan Luther os basically if someone combined Jake paul and Lex Luthor , thinking they are smart and can make own money but really feed off their families

  7. Darshana Kaur

    Darshana Kaur

    Dag siden

    Translation is awful

  8. Ferno


    Dag siden

    Man wore a batman shirt

  9. Joan Kersting

    Joan Kersting

    Dag siden

    Over bleaching his skin!

  10. vlad vladm

    vlad vladm

    Dag siden

    Can they just change their tradition male outfit ? They seem so gay... they look like transvestite. However I'm proud for them india is a good country

  11. Bennett Ain't In It

    Bennett Ain't In It

    2 dager siden

    looks like evan owns an operates a call scam center

  12. Wan Mo

    Wan Mo

    2 dager siden

    Modi BJP cronies

  13. Dorjay


    3 dager siden

    Kalpana is real self made millionarire

  14. karan desai

    karan desai

    3 dager siden

    Tat Dalit lady made it big coze her father became a police officer becoze of sc st reservations. So her story is not rags to riches. The ordinary Indians in a way subsidised her. Irrefutable truth

  15. Paul Flores

    Paul Flores

    3 dager siden

    Regardless of the money they are still indian.

  16. InfiniteNaturalMystic1111


    3 dager siden

    He bleach his skin

  17. Tanjiro Works

    Tanjiro Works

    3 dager siden

    Wtf prince in this era

  18. Lady Ngia

    Lady Ngia

    3 dager siden

    did you say he s the young girl s cousin that s sick

  19. mysticmusical


    4 dager siden

    Evan: "it's kinda illegal to wear reptile skin" Also Evan: engraves his initials and broadcasts for the world to hear ....makes you wonder what illegal things he's not this frickin comfortable sharing Edit: it's kinda illegal to murder but lemme initial the knife I use to stab the guy - Evan

  20. grey company

    grey company

    4 dager siden

    this man is asshole he throw his father out of his house in his old age

  21. Sparsh Bhatia

    Sparsh Bhatia

    5 dager siden

    tbh their lifestyle seems quite boring to me

  22. D S

    D S

    5 dager siden

    Kalpana Saroj story is inspiring wow.

  23. Mohib Hussain

    Mohib Hussain

    6 dager siden

    I only liked the Dalit women out of all those so called millionaires, she is at least helping others and fighting for her community's rights. Lots of Respect

  24. ln india

    ln india

    6 dager siden

    This is not a good documentary rubbish one...... Guys I understand I wasted my time seeing this

  25. Gwyneth Dizon

    Gwyneth Dizon

    6 dager siden

    so rich yet no style

  26. Vaibhav Mukherjee

    Vaibhav Mukherjee

    6 dager siden

    This is just a horrible case of income inequality. Just a few hundred people have more money than hundreds of millions of people will ever have.

  27. NCP


    6 dager siden

    These are the group that ran away when their country is in trouble?

  28. Rajat Goyal

    Rajat Goyal

    7 dager siden

    7:42 is the app that is shown later being endorsed by vijay malya 38:20

  29. Mohammed Mekkawy

    Mohammed Mekkawy

    7 dager siden

    the self made woman made her first money from a public government loan, that's socialistic.



    7 dager siden

    Dear Speaker, Tax evasion is not only done by the rich and elite of India, but is far more rampant in Countries such US, UK and all of Europe.. So Really highflying it like it only happens in India is very typical of you Speakers.

  31. Coffee with Honey

    Coffee with Honey

    7 dager siden

    i acquire those luxury stuffs here in Dubai but Im still feel broke why is that hahahahha

  32. Davida119


    8 dager siden

    That Mr. Batman.. So disgusting and ostentatious!! These people are so repulsive except for the lady who obviously worked hard and remembers who she is.

  33. Davida119


    8 dager siden

    The textile industry that's killing their own people and are in abject poverty!! 3rd in the world with the most billionaires but extreme poverty and filthy, filthy dirty country.. So sickening watching this and I'm not Indian!

  34. Diddy1970AD


    8 dager siden

    For a 22 year old Evan Luthra still has a lot of growing up to do.

  35. Arnav tete

    Arnav tete

    9 dager siden

    Evan says he wants to earn a million dollar after 5 years Poverty in india still is there for a reason

  36. Shayena Shaikh

    Shayena Shaikh

    10 dager siden

    The only one good and inspirational part was of that "Self made lady" and she is truly successful coz she is giving back to the society unlike these selfish cowdungs out their just who don't even know how to wear some decent clothing coz that gold thing that crap boy was wearing was a fashion disaster 😂

  37. Erica C.

    Erica C.

    10 dager siden

    Who is he so pale

  38. grant smith

    grant smith

    10 dager siden

    The dude does not even look like Indian but more like middle easterner.

  39. Suprith C Kumar

    Suprith C Kumar

    10 dager siden

    rich chapri he is

  40. Suprith C Kumar

    Suprith C Kumar

    10 dager siden

    so cringe they dont deserve their money

  41. Rajat Shukla

    Rajat Shukla

    12 dager siden

    What maharaja there are lots of lots of people's who are very much richer than these guys. In India

  42. Vamsi Krishna

    Vamsi Krishna

    12 dager siden

    I have no problem with Billionaires as long as they pay their fair share of taxes. Other than that it's their money, they can spend as they want!

  43. Alyssa Sarosong

    Alyssa Sarosong

    12 dager siden

    So much respect to that lady.

  44. Tu Che

    Tu Che

    12 dager siden

    Pretty much the way to get rich is exploit the fk out of other species that have just as much inherent living rights as you in the system and act like it's normal and acceptable to do so. Fk pain and morality, we're not the victims anyway. Let's steal from animals especially because everyone do that and it is easy to. Then use religions and human made beliefs bullshit to justify for all the shady and immoral shit.

  45. Tinkerbell Baby

    Tinkerbell Baby

    12 dager siden

    ...what happened to that one billionaire's skin?? Did he bleach it, or does he have vitiligo??

  46. Kiran K

    Kiran K

    12 dager siden

    The fact that you got Evan Luthra on this show and didn't mention anything about how he's a fraud and actually gets all his money from his parents is sad. Do some background research lol. As other comments said, even his comment about the iPhone appreciating in value was beyond stupid.

  47. Alan Aravind

    Alan Aravind

    13 dager siden


  48. Vengesai Muyambo

    Vengesai Muyambo

    13 dager siden

    Raymond brand dude is skin bleaching too much ..

  49. Shivani upadhyay

    Shivani upadhyay

    13 dager siden

    Dude society is not shallow 😒 you are shallow....lets not compare a person like Evan with the Tata

  50. nave Martires

    nave Martires

    13 dager siden

    This millionaire Prince i think he needs orthodontic treatment for his teeth .



    13 dager siden

    The person who has lost his colour is the owner of raymond,he threw his dad out of the house to beg.

  52. Manisha Mehta

    Manisha Mehta

    15 dager siden

    Why this Raymond guy dint show his father??????? Why?????? I knw

  53. Yash Vardhan

    Yash Vardhan

    15 dager siden

    guys all of them are actors

  54. Naidu VGA

    Naidu VGA

    15 dager siden

    to be or not to be !? rich ! oh silly me. only then i be treated with high regards. else be just me n ignore them. yabba dabba doo

  55. Diken Limbu

    Diken Limbu

    16 dager siden

    Earning millions a day is completely impossible to be predicted in just years unless getting a huge amount of loan from the government and flee from india like some brainy millionaire 🤣🤣🤣

  56. Creative Catalyst

    Creative Catalyst

    16 dager siden

    Cringeworthy golden calf boasting turns my stomach.

  57. geeky pie

    geeky pie

    16 dager siden

    That bald guy in cruise ship is everywhere, like every big parties hosted him billionaires. I've seen him bad boy billionaires' mallya episode

  58. TheRestless Wind

    TheRestless Wind

    17 dager siden

    Showing off is the fools idea of glory. Bruce Lee

  59. Sohail Alexander

    Sohail Alexander

    17 dager siden

    Coffeezilla’s coming for youuuuu

  60. Priscilla Charris

    Priscilla Charris

    17 dager siden

    i am in love with Kalpana's personality.

  61. rohith nair

    rohith nair

    17 dager siden

    19:16 dude’s got 2 thumbs

  62. Zakir Ahmed

    Zakir Ahmed

    17 dager siden

    India is a bogus country. Whats the point of having super riches and maharajas if your countrymen need to die for the shortage of medicine, food and oxygen? Whats your worth? Besides, they go blind when they need to select a leader. Anyone who is a "good hate speaker" - gets elected- be it Thackreys, Yogis Shahs or Modis! People dont seek justice- they seek and let their corrupted killer leaders to get acquitted of any heinous crimes as long as the victims were non- hindus!



    17 dager siden

    lmao. yeah this is definitely real! hahaha

  64. Mercedes Benz

    Mercedes Benz

    18 dager siden

    4:14 she didn't say 'we were considered slaves' She said that she struggled. Like every Indian does.

  65. Mercedes Benz

    Mercedes Benz

    18 dager siden

    I only supported Vijay Mallya because he owned an Indian Formula 1 team.

  66. Farhan Lakhani

    Farhan Lakhani

    18 dager siden

    @27:24 ... Why the hell these bosses talk to their subordinates like they are talking to dogs 😒 on the other hand, he was happy and jolly with his friends .. suddenly changed when he entered the company .. rude and bossy .. pity on the girl who clearly looked nervous 😑

  67. 1 Hour Ago

    1 Hour Ago

    18 dager siden

    this video inspires me at the first half not gonna lie,, then I regret reading all the comments.

  68. amit Parashar

    amit Parashar

    18 dager siden

    She said I did hard work to get this company and DW interpret it " We were consider slave " Real hatred against india and propaganda

  69. sky queen

    sky queen

    18 dager siden

    These are the tackiest ghetto weddings. OMG!

  70. Ashique Desai

    Ashique Desai

    19 dager siden

    This is by far the worst documentary ever made by DW. We expect higher standards from you DW. This seems to be a brand building film for the luthra kid.

  71. junior junior

    junior junior

    19 dager siden

    Indian textiles are more reliable than CHINESE products. I buy a clothes from Dubai base Indian apparel brand SPLASH. Until today, my tee's was in good COLORS and the textile was soft

  72. junior junior

    junior junior

    19 dager siden


  73. gracious gratius

    gracious gratius

    19 dager siden

    crazy idiots

  74. TechSupportEUwest


    20 dager siden

    Evan Luthra is like the Indian Billy Mcfarland

  75. tunu k

    tunu k

    20 dager siden

    Appreciation to the team for tracking down the cars

  76. Babaero Max

    Babaero Max

    20 dager siden

    most of them pushing others to work hard and pay low..india, children labour, bribery, money laundering the worst..poverty neverending to serve the culprit

  77. shubham purohit

    shubham purohit

    20 dager siden

    Jealous Indians all over comments 😂😂😂😂

  78. Runeman40055


    21 dag siden

    Evan could at least wear a seatbelt

  79. Michael Barbara robles

    Michael Barbara robles

    21 dag siden

    Evan Luthra is a fraud

  80. Arya Phalke

    Arya Phalke

    21 dag siden

    Marathi Entrepreneur !!! Truly an inspiration !!!

  81. Joel Willis

    Joel Willis

    21 dag siden

    Meanwhile half their country is starving.

  82. Henr_y


    21 dag siden

    "Why don't you go back to your country to face justice?" "Why should I?" Even though I don't condone tax evasion, he does have a good point

  83. Arshad karim

    Arshad karim

    22 dager siden

    6:48 what does he think of himself, a megastar ?

  84. ParasNex


    22 dager siden

    evan luthra is so cringe i swear his face is so puchable

  85. Bobby Jones

    Bobby Jones

    23 dager siden

    Thank you gold batman for Covid-19 😷!

  86. Aman Jhariya

    Aman Jhariya

    24 dager siden

    well you should make a documentary on real textile industry of indian and its getting worse

  87. Mr. Been there

    Mr. Been there

    24 dager siden

    the story of the Dalit is so inspiring.

  88. David Lalhmingmawia

    David Lalhmingmawia

    24 dager siden

    Some day I gonna rob them all and throw their money from the highest building in India....

  89. Nature is yours

    Nature is yours

    24 dager siden

    just here looking at hateful comments

  90. Planet Awesome

    Planet Awesome

    24 dager siden

    why born ? harekrishna

  91. Meher Ali

    Meher Ali

    24 dager siden

    Hi it’s Mike special investigator from national crime agency a tax fraud has been reported under ur name 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  92. Diego Arteaga Lopez

    Diego Arteaga Lopez

    24 dager siden

    i think the first teen has no clue how to sell lmao only if the bag had ya intstionals it would sell also if its made out of animal skin but if not lmao idk man go to real estate

  93. Vikky Sharma

    Vikky Sharma

    25 dager siden

    you should have cover isha ambani's marriage.....

  94. biLAWL


    25 dager siden

    India is the new America. Big land of opportunity

  95. Saikath Bose

    Saikath Bose

    25 dager siden

    Respect for Kalpana Saroj. You have to be a super human to make it big with her background. Very heartening to see her still grounded and helping her village.

  96. Steiny Gomez

    Steiny Gomez

    25 dager siden

    All I keep thinking is the impact Corona must have had on these business.

  97. Ishan Singh

    Ishan Singh

    26 dager siden

    Correct translation at 4:12... This is bad for India's reputation. Dalits and slaves are two different things!!!

  98. Sejal Sai Bobba

    Sejal Sai Bobba

    26 dager siden

    11:12 Love him or hate him, hes correct about that.

  99. Stuti Kotian

    Stuti Kotian

    26 dager siden

    That womannnnnn is a trueeeee inspiration 😍😍😍😍

  100. LakeQuake


    26 dager siden

    I really don't know why so many Communists have to come to the comment section just to leave hate comments, If you really really hate Millionaires then why tf do you watch these videos.