In pics: 10 Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires

A record 2,208 billionaires made Forbes’ 32nd annual ranking of the world’s billionaires. Altogether, they are worth a record USD9.1 trillion, up 18% from a year ago.

Jeff Bezos is the richest person on the planet and the first centi-billionaire atop our annual ranking. Shares of his e-commerce giant Amazon rose 59% in 12 months, helping boost his fortune by USD39.2 billion. 10 Indian-Americans made it to the list of The World’s Billionaires as well.

Rakesh Gangwal

Cofounder of India’s budget airline Indigo, Rakesh Gangwal is the richest Indian-American, with a net worth of USD3.3 billion.
Co-founder of India’s budget airline Indigo, Rakesh Gangwal is the richest Indian-American, with a net worth of USD3.3 billion. Photo courtesy: alchetron.com

Romesh T Wadhwani

Information technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Romesh T Wadhwani, who led the list last year, is the second richest Indian American, with a net worth of USD3.1 billion.
Information technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Romesh T Wadhwani, who led the list last year, is the second richest Indian American, with a net worth of USD3.1 billion. Photo courtesy: Youtube

Vinod Khosla

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has a net worth of USD2.3 billion.
Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has a net worth of USD2.3 billion. Photo courtesy: Forbes

Kavitark Ram Shriram

Venture capitalist and Google investor Kavitark Ram Shriram has a net worth of USD2.1 billion.
Venture capitalist and Google investor Kavitark Ram Shriram has a net worth of USD2.1 billion. Photo courtesy: alchetron.com

Brian Sheth

Vista Equity Partners co-founder Brian Sheth has a net worth of USD2 billion.
Vista Equity Partners co-founder Brian Sheth has a net worth of USD2 billion. Photo courtesy: Forbes

John Kapoor

Pharmaceutical executive John Kapoor has a net worth of USD1.8 billion.
Pharmaceutical executive John Kapoor has a net worth of USD1.8 billion. Photo courtesy: alchetron

Niraj Shah

A new entry to the list, CEO and co-founder of e-commerce company Wayfair has a net worth of USD1.6 billion.
A new entry to the list, CEO and co-founder of e-commerce company Wayfair has a net worth of USD1.6 billion. Photo courtesy: wayfair.com

Aneel Bhusri

A software executive and investor Aneel Bhusri has a net worth of USD1.6 billion.
A software executive and investor Aneel Bhusri has a net worth of USD1.6 billion. Photo courtesy: Forbes

Jayshree Ullal

Also a new entrant to the list, Arista Networks CEO Jayshree Ullal has a net worth of USD1.3 billion.
Also a new entrant to the list, Arista Networks CEO Jayshree Ullal has a net worth of USD1.3 billion. Photo courtesy: Forbes

Bharat Desai

Syntel cofounder Bharat Desai has a net worth of USD1.1 billion.
Syntel cofounder Bharat Desai has a net worth of USD1.1 billion. Photo courtesy: Forbes

The richest South Asian American is Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, who has a net worth of USD7.2 billion.

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