The question that first arises in our mind is what are the Panama Papers?
So, Panama Paper are the huge store of confidential documents, which is exposing more than 40 years of shadowy financial dealings to make use of offshore assets and points toward the people doing illicit foreign holdings, slush money and corruption.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a non-profit United States of America based group are the real publisher of the panama papers. They declared that during early may, they will release the full list of all people and companies that are part of this scam.
However, these papers were leaked by an anonymous source. According to the ICIJ, an unknown source tries to contact Bastian Oberway, reporter of a German newspaper company Suddeutsche Zeitung, offering him some sort of data that have records of all the crimes and want him to publish them. Reporter said, data was up to 2.6 TB, which were sent to him by encrypted channels and in return the source wants nothing, apart from some security measures. The source kept on changing the encrypted channels, so that he can’t be traced by anyone. That’s why the source that leaked panama papers is still not found.
List of people’s name, that are listed in the Panama Papers includes:
Presidents and Prime Minister like:
- Nawaz Sharif , Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
- Salman, King of Saudi Arabia
- Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland
- Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi
- Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
- Eugenio Figueredo, Vice President and member of the ethics committee of FIFA
- Lionel Messi, footballer for Barcelona and the Argentine national team
- Gabriel Heinze, Argentine former footballer
- Iván Zamorano, retired Chilean football striker
- Leonardo Ulloa, Argentine professional footballer
- Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Indian actress and former Miss World
- Vinod Adani, Indian businessman
- K P Singh, Indian businessman
- Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor
- Nico Rosberg, German Formula 1 driver
This is just the small list, many more name are there in panama papers which still not revealed yet.