Kirit Shah is the Chairman of the GP Group who leads the firm with an amicable, non-hierarchical leadership style with a net worth of $340 million. He is the founder of the largest dry-bulk shipping company in Thailand, Precious Shipping. Kirti is currently the biggest individual director and shareholder of the shipping company.
B. Ravi Pillai is an Indian businessman and the founder and managing director of RP Group of Companies in Bahrain. He has an estimated net worth of US$ 3.5 billion. Pillai has extended his business to various countries including United Arab Emirates, Qatar and India.
Murli Kewalram Chanrai represents the fourth generation to head the US$3 billion, Kewalram Chanrai Group. The group includes Internet technology businesses, textile manufacturing and Singapore-based Olam.
M.A Yusuff Ali is an Indian entrepreneur from Thrissur district of Kerala. He is the Managing Director of EMKE LuLu Group of companies headquartered in Abu Dhabi that owns the Lulu Hypermarket chain in Middle East with a net worth of 1.5 billion.
Raj Kumar and Brother Asok Hiranandani inherited Royal Silk Store, textile business from their father, Naraindas. They converted it into a chain of clothing stores and extended into real estate development with an estimated net worth of at least $1.2 billion.
Sunny Varkey is a non-resident Indian based in Dubai. He is an education entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of the global advisory and educational management firm GEMS Education with an estimated net worth of $1.99 billion.
Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty is the current Non-Executive Chairman of NMC Healthcare and UAE Exchange, based in Abu-Dhabi. In the past he was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-Chairman for same company. He has an estimated net worth of US$ 2.1 billion.
Mukesh "Micky" Jagtiani is an Indian tycoon, located in the UAE who is owner of the Dubai-based Landmark retail stores group with a net worth of US$5.0 billion. He is a billionaire expanding his business empire from the Persian Gulf to China.
Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian entrepreneur and one of the richest businessmen of India. The company is the world's fifth largest generics maker and India's most valuable pharma outfit with a net worth of $13.7 billion
Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, philanthropist, investor and chairman of Wipro Limited with a net worth of $15 billion, which is more than Mozambique's GDP of $16.1 billion
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Indian-born British citizen Raghuvinder Kataria is the Chairman of Dubai's Kataria Holdings. He was an early investor in Indian telecom with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion.
A K Nathan is a self-made building contractor with a net worth of $250 million who is one of the richest Malaysians. Nathan runs and owns Eversendai, a Kuala Lumpur contractor that fabricates designs and erects the steel frames for buildings.
Ryuko Hira, who’s real name is Kamlesh Punjabi, was born in Jaipur. He is the chairman of Ora Group of Companies, Japan and owner of many business organizations. Hira is the richest Indian in Japan and his group is valued at over $10.1 billion.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, managing director, chairman and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, has been named as the richest person from India for the ninth year in a row with a sharp upsurge in net worth to $29.9 billion (Rs. 151896, 02, 85,000), has fortune that is equal to Estonia's GDP.
Malaysian Tamil philanthropist and businessman, Ananda Krishnan has an estimated net worth of $10 billion. Krishnan commenced his entrepreneurial career in a Malaysian consultancy named MAI Holdings Sdn Bhd. He then expanded into oil drilling and launched his own company, Exoil Trading.