Five Indian Americans featured in Forbes’ Richest People in America list

NEW YORK (TIP): Forbes’ ‘The Richest People in America 2016’ list features 5 prominent Indian Americans.

Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani, co-founders of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat & Neerja Desai, airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal, entrepreneur John Kapoor and Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram are among the 400 richest people in the US.

Wadhwani, CEO of Symphony Technology Group, an empire of 17 data, technology, healthcare and analytics companies that together take in more than $2.8 billion in annual revenue, has been ranked 222nd on the list with a net worth of $3 billion.

Bharat & Neerja Desai, rank 274th on the list with a net worth of $2.5 billion. Their outsourcing firm Syntel generates over $950 million in revenue and has nearly 24,000 employees across the globe, according to Forbes.

Gangwal who co-founded IndiGo and now serves as a board member, is ranked 321 on the list with a net worth of$2.2 billion.

John Kapoor, who is the chairman of two drug outfits, ranks 335 on the list with a net worth of $2.1 billion.

Shriram, who has been investing in young technology startups through his firm, Sherpalo Ventures since 2000, ranks 361 on the list with a net worth of $1.9 billion.