Anurag Dikshit Net Worth
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. Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton became the Chairman of PartyPoker in 2017.