Seven Indian-Americans on Forbes’ 400 richest in U.S. list

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Jay Chaudhry on Forbes 400 richest in the U.S. list. Photo: LinkedIn

Forbes recently released the 39th annual Forbes 400 list, the definitive ranking of the wealthiest Americans. Seven Indian Americans make it to the list that is topped by Jeff Bezos now for the third consecutive time. Bezos has a net worth of  $179 Billion.

The Indian-Americans on the list include cybersecurity firm ZScaler CEO Jay Chaudhry; Founder and Chairman of Symphony Technology Group Romesh Wadhwani; cofounder and CEO of online home goods retailer Wayfair Niraj Shah; Silicon Valley venture capital firm Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla; Managing Partner of Sherpalo Ventures Ram Shriram; Airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal; and Workday CEO and Cofounder Aneel Bhusri.

Ranking 85th on the list, Jay Chaudhry has a net worth of $6.9 billion and is CEO of ZScaler, a cybersecurity firm he founded in 2008. The firm was started with the life savings of Jay Chaudhry and his wife and is his first startup, according to Forbes.

Romesh Wadhwani on Forbes 400 richest in U.S. Photo: LinkedIn

Romesh Wadhwani, who ranked 238th on the list, has a net worth of $3.4 billion. His Symphony Technology Group brings in $2.5 billion in annual revenues. In 2017, Wadhwani combined nine of his companies that were AI-focused into a new group called SymphonyAI.

Niraj Shah ranks 299th and has a net worth of $2.8 billion. His company Wayfair offers more than 18 million products and generated $9.1 billion in net revenue in 2019.

Vinod Khosla on Forbes 400 richest in U.S. list. Photo: Twitter

Ranking 353rd on the list is Vinod Khosla who has a combined fortune of $2.4 billion. He co-founded computer hardware firm Sun Microsystems in 1982.

The 359th rank on the list is shared by three people –

Ram Shriram has a net worth of $2.3 billion. An early Google backer, Shriram sold off most of his stock but remains on the board of its parent company, Alphabet.

Rakesh Gangwal has a net worth of $2.3 billion and earned his wealth from InterGlobe Aviation, which is the parent outfit of budget airline IndiGo, India’s largest by market share.

Aneel Bhusri has a net worth of $2.3 billion and is the CEO of business software firm Workday.

 

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