The Young minds of India amongst America’s richest Entrepreneurs

June 7, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Richest Indian American Entrepreneurs

Recently, Forbes announced a list of America’s 40 richest entrepreneurs under the age of 40. California-based techies have dominated the list, establishing it as one of the wealthiest regions in the United States. Topped by the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg with $46.6 billion, it enlists 3 young Indians, who have made their mark in America’s business arena. Brian Sheth (Rank # 19), Vivek Ramaswamy (Rank #33), Apoorva Mehta (Rank #40) are the Entrepreneurs of Indian origin to get positioned amongst such renowned and noted names in the world of business.

Brian Sheth (Age 40), co-founder and president of Vista Equity Partners holds 19th rank amid reputed business maestros listed by Forbes magazine. His wealth is terms of real time net worth is $1.1 billion. Brian, a resident of Austin,TX holds B.S. in Economics, Concentration in Finance degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Development of company’s personnel and executive leadership companies is Brian’s major focus area, which has helped him achieve such a prestigious position among some of the world business tycoons. Brian holds 1577th rank in the list of billionaires, 486th in the united state apart from 19th position in America’s Richest Entrepreneurs under 40. He has surely set a trend mark and has inspired all the upcoming entrepreneurs all over the world. India is proud of his achievement.

With the net worth of $500 million, Vivek Ramaswamy has positioned at 33rd rank in the list. This 30-year-old young entrepreneur is a sensation and a true inspiration for the new generation. His company Axovant Sciences has undertaken a mission to develop a new Alzheimer’s drug. He is also the founder of Roivant Sciences, a company with an objective to buy world’s forgotten and abandoned drug from big and reputed pharmaceutical companies and use them to develop subsidiaries like Axovant. This is what called as a true genius. His ventures are based on a motto to build a healthy society by merging old and new sciences together. The eldest son of South Indian immigrants has also co-founded for investors, advisors, and startup ventures. He has built his reputation at a very young age of 30. Unbelievable! But forsakenly true!

Apoorva Mehta, co-founded Instacart, an online grocery delivery service which is one of a unique in its kind. Although, the initial charges per delivery were very low and he has to deliver by himself, not far were the days, when the company uplifted the net profit till $220 million with $2 billion valuation. The Indian immigrant, Engineering graduate, and very young, dynamic entrepreneur has earned a valuable place for himself in the list with a net worth of $400 million. At the age of 29, he has proved himself as one of the successful business man. We expect a lot more technological innovation for the betterment of society from an intelligent business person like him.

These three Entrepreneurs of Indian origin have surely created a wonder that our present and future generation will always revere. They carved a niche for themselves amidst other illustrious business personalities. Hats off!


This article is contributed by Pooja Posane. Pooja is Writer, Poet and Movie buff. 
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