Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Indian Techies in FORBES Richest person list!!! WOW

 Shiv Nadar



Net worth: $5.6bn
Age: 65
Source: Information technology, self-made
Residence: New Delhi, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: BA/BS, PSG College of Technology
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1

At a time when India had a total of 250 computers, Shiv Nadar led a young team which passionately believed in and bet on the growth of the IT industry. That vision in 1976, born out of a Delhi "barsaati", akin to a garage start-up, has resulted 3 decades later in a $5.7 billion global transformational technology enterprise today. From designing India's first PC at the same time as global IT peers in 1978; to working on the Boeing Dreamliner's Flight Management Systems now, HCL has stayed a true Pioneer of Modern Computing. HCL's range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products - across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team comprises over 79,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms.

Anil Ambani

 

Net worth: $8.8bn
Age: 51
Source: Diversified, inherited and growing
Residence: Mumbai, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: BA/BS, University of Bombay; MBA, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

Ambani joined Reliance, the company founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani, in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer and is credited with having pioneered many financial innovations in the Indian capital markets. For example, he led India's first forays into overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depositary receipts, convertibles and bonds. He directed Reliance in its efforts to raise, since 1991, around US$2 billion from overseas financial markets; with a 100-year Yankee bond issue in January 1997 being the high point, after which people regarded him as a financial wizard[citation needed]. He along with his brother, Mukesh Ambani, has steered the Reliance Group to its current status as India's leading textiles, petroleum, petrochemicals, power, and telecom company.
He has been linked with several starlets in his long career including his current wife of more than 15 years. He is a close friend of movie star Amitabh Bachchan and Subrata Roy.One of his major achievements in the entertainment industry is the takeover of Adlabs, the movie production to distribution to multiplex company that owns India's only dome theatre and the recently announced joint venture worth US$ 825 million with Steven Spielberg
He has been embroiled in a dispute with his brother, Mukesh Ambani, over the supply of gas from the latter's KG basin.
He recently topped Business Sheet's "world's biggest loser" list of business leaders who lost money in the Late 2000s recession,[4] losing $32.5 billion in 2008, which brought him out of the top ten list to number 34 in 2009.

 

NR Narayana Murthy & family

Net worth: $2bn
Age: 64
Source: Software, self-made
Residence: Bangalore, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: MS, Indian Institute of Technology
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

N. R. Narayana Murthy is the Founder-Chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India. He founded Infosys in 1981. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999.
Mr. Murthy articulated, designed and implemented the Global Delivery Model which has become the foundation for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India. He has led key corporate governance initiatives in India. He is an IT advisor to several Asian countries.
He serves on the boards of HSBC, Ford Foundation and the UN Foundation. He served as a member of the Unilever board between 2007 and 2010. He also serves on the boards of Cornell University, Wharton School, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, and INSEAD.
The Economist ranked Narayana Murthy among the ten most admired global business leaders in 2005. He topped the Economic Times list of India’s most powerful CEOs for three consecutive years: 2004 to 2006. He has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India, the Legion d’honneur by the Government of France, and the CBE by the British government. He is the first Indian winner of Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur of the year award and the Max Schmidheiny Liberty prize, and has appeared in the rankings of businessmen and innovators published by India Today, Business Standard, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Time, CNN, Fortune, and Financial Times. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering

Venugopal Dhoot

Net worth: $1.9bn
Age: 59
Source: electronics, inherited and growing
Residence: Mumbai, India
Country of citizenship: India
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

Venugopal Dhoot (Born 1944 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian business tycoon. He was born into a wealthy farming family, and is now married with two children. His personal fortune is estimated as the equivalent of 1.6 Billion United States dollars, making him a billionaire. His father, the late Nandlal Madhavlal Dhoot, set his sons up in his business, Videocon Electronics. The company's major breakthrough came when it received one of India's first licenses to make color televisions. As of 2006, Venugopal is its chairman, and it now makes a wide range of electric and electronic items. His company recently bought a color picture tube unit from the French company Videocon Electronics, and a refrigerator business from Swedish company Electrolux. According to Forbes, he is the eighteenth richest man in India. His brother, Rajkumar, is a member of the Indian Parliament.

Nandan Nilekani & family

Net worth: $1.8bn
Age: 55
Source: Software, self-made
Residence: Delhi, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: BA/BS, Indian Institute of Technology
Marital Status: Married Children: 2

Nandan Nilekani, after graduating from IIT Bombay in 1978, joined Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems where he was interviewed by N.R. Narayana Murthy. Three years later, in 1981, Murthy walked out of Patni following a disagreement with one of the Patni brothers. His entire division walked out with him. The defectors decided to start their own company, Infosys.
Nilekani became the Chief Executive Officer of Infosys in March 2002, taking over from Murthy. Nilekani served as CEO of the company from March 2002 to April 2007, when he relinquished his position to his colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan, becoming Co-Chairman. He left Infosys on 9 July 2009 to serve as the chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India, in the rank of a cabinet minister under invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
He co-founded India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) as well as the Bangalore Chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE).
He appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on March 18, 2009[5] to promote his book "Imagining India." He has been a speaker at the prestigious TED conference where he talked about his ideas for India's future.
He has an estimated net worth of the Indian rupee equivalent of US$1.3 billion.[6] In 2009, Time magazine placed Nilekani in the Time 100 list of 'World's Most Influential People' [7]
Nilekani has been extensively quoted in Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat.[8]

Senapathy Gopalakrishnan & family

Net worth: $1.6bn
Age: 55
Source: Software, self-made
Residence: Bangalore, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: MS, Indian Institute of Technology
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1

In 1981, Kris, along with N. R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys Technologies Limited. The initial years of his responsibility at Infosys included management of design, development, implementation and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the US. During 1987-1994 he headed the technical operations of KSA/Infosys (a joint venture between Infosys and KSA at Atlanta, USA) as Vice President (Technical).
On June 22, 2007, Kris took over from Nandan Nilekani as the CEO and Managing Director of Infosys Technologies Limited. Kris previously served as Chief Operating Officer (since April 2002), and as the President and Joint Managing Director (since August 2006). His responsibilities included Customer Services, Technology, Investments and Acquisitions.
Kris is currently the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Kerala, and Vice Chairman of the Board for Information Technology Education Standards (BITES) set up by the Government of Karnataka. Kris is the Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries(CII) Southern Regional Council. He is also a member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

K Dinesh & family


Net worth: $1.2bn
Age: 56
Source: Software, self-made
Residence: Bangalore, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: MS, Bangalore University
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

Director and Head, Communication Design Group, Information Systems and Quality and Productivity, and Member of the Board, Infosys Technologies


Dinesh is a co-founder and a Member of the Board of Infosys Technologies Limited. He is the Head of Quality, Information Systems and the Communication Design Group. He is also the Chairman of Infosys Technologies Australia Pty Ltd., an Infosys subsidiary.
Dinesh's extensive experience ranges from programming and project management to managing software delivery. From 1991 to 1995, he was in charge of software development activities for Infosys' worldwide operations. He was responsible for execution, implementation and delivery of software solutions to customers.
During Dinesh's tenure as Head of Quality, the company's software quality processes achieved world-class benchmarks, including CMM Level 5 in 1999. Thereafter, he aimed to bring performance excellence to the entire organization. It involved adopting and implementing the Baldrige Framework and championing cross-functional process improvement using Six Sigma CFPM techniques developed by Motorola University.
As head of Information Systems, Dinesh was instrumental in ensuring the in-house implementation of SAP in a record span of six months. He has championed the cause of technology enabling and automation to help Infosys manage explosive growth without affecting service time.
Dinesh held a leadership position in the Human Resources department. Under his management, Infosys gravitated to a role-based organization, became the first company to be certified on PCMM Level 5 Version 2 and laid the foundations of a high performance work ethic. People management at Infosys has been recognized and commended worldwide. Dinesh managed Infosys' efforts in software project management in the U.S. from 1981 to 1988, focusing on the distribution industry for consumer durables and soft goods.
Dinesh holds a post-graduate degree in Mathematics from Bangalore University. He was awarded a doctorate in Literature by the Karnataka State Open University in 2006.

SD Shibulal & family

Net worth: $1.1bn
Age: 56
Source: Software, self-made
Residence: Bangalore, India
Country of citizenship: India
Education: MS, Boston University
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Infosys Technologies


Shibulal is one of the co-founders and member of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited. Shibu, as he is fondly called, has over three decades of IT leadership experience. He has played a pivotal role in the Infosys journey and a seminal role in the evolution of the Global Delivery Model which is now the de-facto industry standard for delivery for outsourced IT services.
Shibu started his Infosys journey in 1981 by first spearheading its project management, followed by client relationships in North American region for a decade. He followed this with a five-year sabbatical with Sun Microsystems between 1991 and 1996, where he was responsible for designing and implementing their first e-commerce application amongst other credible contributions. In 1997, on his return to Infosys, Shibu established and headed the Internet Consultancy practice. He moved on to serve several leadership roles at the group level, firstly as the Worldwide Head of Customer Delivery and later as Group Head, Worldwide Sales and Customer Delivery. Over the years, Shibu has been known to foster innovation, leadership, teamwork and work values within the organization.
On June 22, 2007, Shibu took over from S. Gopalakrishnan as Chief Operating Officer and has been serving this role since. His focus has been on increasing competitiveness, improving customer experience, improving employee engagement and increasing the depth of services.
Shibu received a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Kerala and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Boston. He is a member of several international forums, namely, the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC), the International Board of Foundation, Globethics.net; the Global Corporate Governance Forum’s Private Sector Advisory Group, the International Advisory Board, Boston University and the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board, Boston University.

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