A revelation that turned heads unveiled the outrageous wealth held in secret and financial affairs of world leaders, politicians and billionaires.
Pandora Papers are being proclaimed as the biggest journalistic alliance in the history of news.
The investigation culminated in a accumulation of millions of leaked documents and a report published by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on October 3 that reveals the secret offshore wealth transactions of leaders across the globe.
According to the report, the Pandora Papers has the information on more than 330 political leaders from 91 countries, as well as a world list of con men, fugitives and murderers.
The papers reveals the details of financial dealings of global leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and also former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Tony Blair.
However, a name that shocked many was the cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar. Aside from disclosing the hidden wealth of famous politicians, the papers also published the information of “people linked by the secret documents to offshore assets.”
It read, “People linked by the secret documents to offshore assets include India’s cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar, pop music diva Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and an Italian mobster known as 'Lell the Fat One'.”
A leading daily's report says, “Sports icon Sachin Tendulkar, for instance, asked for the liquidation of his entity in the British Virgin Islands just three months after the Panama Papers expose.”
The sport icon Sachin Tendulkar is not just a legend in India but also he is one of the greatest players that the history of cricket has ever witnessed. He is loved and idolised by millions worldwide.
According to the report, the Pandora Papers is a collection of 2.94 terabytes of data that contains of 11.9 million documents.
These documents have been accumulated by the efforts of 600 journalists from over 130 news organisations.