ICIJ's director Gerard Ryle said in a video accompanying the investigation that those best placed to halt such practices were the ones who were benefiting most.
People linked by the secret documents to offshore assets include India's cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar and pop music diva Shakira among others, according to the report.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Minister Jayant Sinha and others on Paradise Papers list: How they responded
Here are a few famous names that found a place in the Paradise Papers from India and rest of the world.
The vast leak of financial papers has details on 180 countries, India ranks 19th in terms of the number of names.