Indian-Americans in Forbes' US rich list

Five Indian-Americans, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and founder of IT major Syntel, Bharat Desai, have been named among the richest people in the US by Forbes, a list of 400 billionaires topped by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Indian-Americans in Forbes\' US rich list
Five Indian-Americans, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and founder of IT major Syntel, Bharat Desai, have been named among the richest people in the US by Forbes, a list of 400 billionaires topped by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Bharat Desai | Rank: 239 | Net worth: $2 billion
Desai, 59, is the chairman and co-founder of Syntel, which he started in 1980 with his wife while earning his MBA from the University of Michigan. An IIT Mumbai alumnus, Desai stepped down as chief executive of the firm in 2009.
Indian-Americans in Forbes\' US rich list
Romesh Wadhwani | Rank: 250 | Net worth: $1.9 billion
Wadhwani, 65, is the founder and chairman of Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm that invests in software and software services companies.
Indian-Americans in Forbes\' US rich list
Kavitark Ram Shriram | Rank: 298 | Net worth: $1.6 billion
Shriram, 55, is a Google board member and shareholder. He also has stakes in online outsourcer 24/7 Customer and website picker StumbleUpon. He was one of the first people to write a check to Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998.
Indian-Americans in Forbes\' US rich list
Manoj Bhargava | Rank: 311 | Net worth: $1.5 billion
Bhargava, 59, is the founder and CEO of the popular energy drink brand '5-hour energy'. He is a Princeton University drop out who "chose one of the roads less travelled to the American Dream".
Indian-Americans in Forbes\' US rich list
Vinod Khosla | Rank: 328 | Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Khosla, 57, is a partner at Khosla Ventures. The Stanford and IIT alumnus "isn't afraid to fail, and has staked a big claim in clean tech—including on some companies he refers to as science experiments".

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