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Numbers of note

Numbers of note

The number of people who left the top four IT firms-TCS, Infosys Technologies, Wipro and Satyam Computer Services-in the first quarter of 2007-08 are 10,000. To know more of such interesting numbers read on.

24: The number of Indian companies listed on the London Stock Exchange

10,000: The number of people who left the top four IT firms-TCS, Infosys Technologies, Wipro and Satyam Computer Services-in the first quarter of 2007-08

$260 million: The estimated annual earnings of Oprah Winfrey, the host and supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, making her the highest earning TV star in the world, according to TV Guide magazine

$1,194 (Rs 48,954): India's per capita consumption expenditure, according to an Asian Development Bank study

264: The current size of India's commercial aircraft fleet

19.86: The tele-density in India in June 2007 compared to 19.26 in May 2007

$15.2 million: The amount that Arun Sarin, Chief Executive of Vodafone, took home last year. He was the fourth highest-paid European CEO behind Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan Motor Co; Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of L'Oréal; and Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Italian bank UniCredit

$500,000: The daily rent of deep-sea oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa

Rs 40,000 crore: The amount companies have mobilised through public issues in India so far in 2007

Rs 41,000 crore: The amount the government will invest to modernise and expand 35 non-metro airports in the country by 2010

9 per cent: The contribution of the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) to the GDP

11 million: The number of copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold in the US and UK in the first 24 hours after its release on July 21, 2007, according to figures released by Scholastic Incorporated.