68. NRI-Millionaires, Industrialists, Business & Political Leaders

Lakshmi Nivas Mittal, is a resident of Britain, born in Sadulpur, Charu District of Rajasthan in India, and graduated from Kolkata. In March 2006, he was reported the fifth wealthiest person in the world by Forbes Magazine with net worth, 25 billion US Dollars. The Mittal family owns 45% of Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel company.

Today, he is Chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal with assets in Romania, Bosia-Herzegovina, South Africa, Poland, Czech Republic, and Indonesia.


The Hinduja borthers, Srichand, Gopichand based in London, Prakash (PP), based in Geneva and Ashok (AP), based in Mumbai - are an Indian business family. They are believed to own assets worth more than 12 billion US dollars. The Hinduja brothers have stakes in global finance, telecommunications, and film and oil (Gulf Oil) businesses. Indian Flagship Company of their group is Ashok Leyland (Truck manufacturing company).


Sabeer Bhatia A BITS Pilani graduate, born in Chandigarh, went for further studies in USA (Caltech) and became the founder of first free email service (1995) in the world "Hotmail". He sold that to Microsoft for $ 400 million in the year 1997. His latest ventures are Blog everywhere, a new software concept and nano city project in India, which aims at replicating the Silicon Valley of USA.

Amar Bose is the chairman and founder of Bose Corporation. A Bengali American electrical engineer, he was listed on the 2006 Forbes 400 with a net worth of 1.5 billion. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, Bose embarked on research in Acoustics that led him to invent a stereo loudspeaker that would reproduce, in a domestic setting, the dominantly reflected sound field that characterizes the listening space of the audience in a concert hall.

Vinod Khosla is an Indian American venture capitalist. He is an influential personality in Silicon Valley. He was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986. He had graduated from IIT, Delhi.


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