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September 09, 2006

India's "New Billionaires" list

Businessworld has come up with a list of 74 "New Billionaires" - ie, persons whose stock holdings became worth Rs.100 crore — Rs 1 billion — or more in the last five years.

Here is a PDF list of the 74.

Extracts from the opening essay of the cover story:
These 74 are largely first generation entrepreneurs; most have established their businesses in the last five years; and much of their wealth has been made in the new millennium.

Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence, which tracks private equity and venture capital in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.