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South Asian Billionaires

Twenty six South Asians - all from India or of Indian origin - have figured in the Forbes list of billionaires. Top among them - Lakshmi Mittal - is also the fifth richest man in the world. Indu Jain is the only woman among the South Asian billionaire club. A look at these people and what they do for a living - and what they do for others.

Over 10 Billion

Lakshmi Mittal

Age: 55
Education:
Bachelor's Degree from
St Xavier's College, Calcutta
Industry: Steel manufacturing
Net Worth: 23.5 b

Owns the world's largest steel company, Mittal Steel.

 

 

Aziz Premji

Age: 60
Education:
Bachelor's Degree, Stanford University
Industry: Technology
Net Worth: 13.3 b

Owns 82% of Wipro, India's third-largest software exporter.


5 - 10 billion

Mukesh Ambani

Age: 48
Education:
Bachelor's Degree,
University of  
                  Bombay
                  MBA, Stanford University
Industry: Petrochemicals
Net Worth: 8.5 b

Controls petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries

 

Anil Ambani

Age: 46
Education:
Bachelor's Degree,
University of  
                  Bombay
                  MBA, Wharton School, Univ. of
                  Pennsylvania
Industry: Diversified
Net Worth: 5.7b

Controls Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, with interests in telecom, energy and financial services.

 

Kushal Pal Singh

Age: 74
Industry:
Real Estate
Net Worth: 5 b

Controls DLF India's biggest real estate developer

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