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List of Richest Indians in the USA

The Indian diaspora has made a significant impact on the global landscape, especially in the United States, where numerous individuals of Indian origin have risen to great heights of success and amassed considerable wealth. In this blog post, we will explore a list of some of the richest Indians in the USA, showcasing their achievements, contributions, and the diverse sectors in which they have excelled.

Jay Chaudhry

jay chaudhary

Net Worth: $6.9 billion

Forbes Ranking: #85

CEO of Zscaler, a cybersecurity firm he founded in 2008. It went public in March 2018 and he and his family own 45% of the Nasdaq-listed firm. Before Zscaler, Chaudhry founded four other tech companies that were all acquired: SecureIT, CoreHarbor, CipherTrust, and AirDefense. Chaudhry moved to the U.S. in 1980 to attend graduate school and now lives in the Bay Area.

Romesh T. Wadhwani

romesh wadhwani

Net Worth: $3.4 billion

Forbes Ranking: #238

Romesh Wadhwani is the chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group. He combined 9 of his companies that were AI-focused into a new group called SymphonyAI in 2017. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, he went to Carnegie Mellon and received a Ph.D. in 1972 in electrical engineering. He and his brother, Sunil, founded the Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Mumbai in 2018, committing over $30 million.

Niraj Shah

niraj shah

Net Worth: $2.8 billion

Forbes Ranking: #299

Niraj Shah is cofounder and CEO of online home goods retailer Wayfair. He started the business in 2002 with Steve Conine, who is also a billionaire. Wayfair, which now offers more than 18 million products, generated $9.1 billion in net revenue in 2019, up 35% from the previous year. Shah joined the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2017.

Vinod Khosla

vinod khosla

Net Worth: $2.4 billion

Forbes Ranking: #353

Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, which invests in experimental technologies such as biomedicine and robotics. Khosla co-founded computer hardware firm Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, and Scott McNealy. In June 2019, Khosla said he believes artificial intelligence could replace traditional industries such as radiology and music.

Aneel Bhusri

aneel bhusri

Net Worth: $2.3 billion

Forbes Ranking: #359

Aneel Bhusri is CEO of business software firm Workday, which he cofounded with Dave Duffield, the founder of PeopleSoft. He also works as an advisory partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners; he’s been on the Forbes Midas List six times since 2008. He studied electrical engineering at Brown University and has an MBA from Stanford. In May 2018, Bhusri joined the Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest people to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Rakesh Gangwal

rakesh gangwal

Net Worth: $2.3 billion

Forbes Ranking: #359

Airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal made his fortune from InterGlobe Aviation, the parent outfit of budget airline IndiGo, India’s largest by market share. Gangwal started his airline career with United Airlines in 1984 and went on to run US Airways Group as its chief executive and chairman. Gangwal cofounded IndiGo, headquartered outside Delhi, with pal Rahul Bhatia (also a billionaire) in 2006 with one aircraft. Gangwal and Bhatia had a bitter falling out in 2019 over corporate governance issues. Their dispute reached courts in London, Florida, and Maryland.

Kavitarak Ram Shriram

kavitarak ram shriram

Net Worth: $2.3 billion

Forbes Ranking: #359

An early Google backer, Kavitark Ram Shriram has sold off most of his stock but remains on the board of its parent company, Alphabet. Born in India, Shriram studied math at the University of Madras. After moving to the U.S. he joined Netscape in 1994 as an executive. Later he became president of Junglee, an online comparison shopping firm acquired by Amazon in 1998. Ram took on a vice president position at Amazon. He left Amazon and since 2000 has been investing in technology startups through his firm, Sherpalo Ventures.

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