"In the past 12 months, around 400 journalists from more than 100 media organizations in over 80 countries have taken part in researching the documents," Süddeutsche Zeitung stated on its website. On Monday morning, news organisations from around the world published their first reports on the leaked documents.
From actor (and rumoured as potential president) Amitabh Bachchan to film industry's favourite daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the leaks reveal quite a few familiar faces from India who have allegedly been keeping their wealth safe in Panama.
The list, which is said to feature around 500 Indians, also includes the likes of Indiabulls owner Sameer Gehlaut, DLF CEO KP Singh and business tycoon Gautam Adani's elder brother Vinod. The major international names cropping up are of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his family, and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi.
The #SwissLeaks are so 2015. Now, turn to #PanamaPapers to get all the details on how the rich of the world hide their money.
While journalists and the rest of the world start digging into the massive tranche of unearthed information, Twitter is doing what it does best: grabbing onto all the excuses and denials in the aftermath of the leaks, and churning them into humorous fodder.