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South Asian Billionaires

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2 - 4 billion
 
Pallonji Mistry

Age: 76
Industry:
Engineering/Construction
Net Worth: 3.6 b

Owns  Eureka Forbes and textile firm Forbes Gokak. Also the biggest shareholder in Tata Sons.

 

Anurag Dikshit

Age: 34
Education:
Bachelor's degree from IIT, Delhi
Industry: Online gambling
Net worth: 3.3. b

Manages and owns 32% of Internet casino PartyGaming.

 

Anil Agarwal

Age: 52
Industry: Mining/Metals
Net Worth: 2.8 b

Owns London-based Vedanta Resources and copper mines in Zambia and Australia.

 

Ravi & Shashi Ruia

Industry: Diversified
Net Worth: 2.8 b

Brothers own Essar group with interests in steel, shipping, telecom, construction, power and oil and gas. Also have one-third stake in cellular operator Hutchison Essar.

 

Adi Godrej

Age: 63
Education:
Bachelor's degree, MIT
                  M.Sc., MIT
Industry:
Chairs Godrej Group, a  consumer products conglomerate. Large landholdings in Mumbai.

 

Indu Jain

Age: 69
Industry:
Media
Net Worth: 2.4 b

Owns and chairs Bennett, Coleman & Co, India's biggest media house. Publishes the Times of India- the world's largest selling English daily newspaper.

 

Dilip Shanghvi

Age: 50
Education:
Bachelor's degree,
Calcutta University
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Net Worth: 2.4 b

Built and owns Sun Pharmaceutical Industries - India's fifth-largest pharmaceutical house.

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