Crorepati

Crorepati

A crorepati ([ˈkrɔ(r)ˌpʌti] in English, sometimes called [krorepae], ) is a person who resides in a household whose net worth or wealth exceeds ten million rupees, or units of another currency. The term crorepati is derived from the unit crore — part of the Indian numbering system, equivalent to 100 lakhs or 10 million.

Although crorepatis (in Indian rupees) have less than one-quarter the net wealth of a millionaire (in US dollars), when adjusted for the substantially lower cost of living in India, the classifications are comparable .

The Indian game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (Loose translation: "Who wants to be a crorepati"), based on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, first aired in 2005 on the Star Network throughout India and shared the same success as its foreign counterparts.

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