1. Ratan Tata, Chairman of TATA Group
Ratan Naval Tata is the present Chairman of Tata Sons and therefore, Tata Group. He is also the chairman of major Tata companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Power, TCS, Tata Tea, Tata Chemicals, The Indian Hotel Companies and Tata TeleServices.
2. Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born on 19 April 1957) is an Indian business magnate is the current chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, the largest private sector enterprise in India, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the largest private sector conglomerates in the world. His personal stake in Reliance Industries is 48%.
3. Nandan Nilekani, CEO Infosys
Nandan Nilekani born (June 2, 1955) is an Indian entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), after a successful career at Infosys Technologies Ltd. He is also now heading Government of India’s technology committee, TAGUP.
4. Azim Premji, CEO Wipro
Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon and philanthropist who is the chairman of Wipro Limited, guiding the company through four decades of diversification and growth to emerge as one of the Indian leader in the software industry. According to Forbes, he is currently the third wealthiest Indian with a personal wealth of US$16.8 billion in 2011, as well as being the richest Indian Muslim. In 2000, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek.
5. Anil Ambani, Reliance
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (born 4 June 1959) is an Indian business baron and chairman of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of the largest private conglomerates. Anil’s elder brother, Mukesh Ambani, is also worth more than 29 billion dollars, and owns another company called Reliance Industries. As of 2011, he is the fourth richest Indian with a personal wealth of $8.8 billion, behind Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Azim Premji.
6. Sunil Mittal, Bharti Airtel
Sunil Bharti Mittal , born 23 October 1957) is an Indian telecom mogul, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises. The US$8.3 billion turnover company runs India’s largest GSM-based mobile phone service and world’s fifth largest wireless company with over 190 million customers across 19 countries in Asia and Africa. He is the son of Sat Paul (former MP) and Lalita.
7. K.V. Kamath, ICICI Bank
Kundapur Vaman Kamath is the Non-Executive Chairman of ICICI Bank, the largest private bank in India. Mr. Kamath served as ICICI Bank’s Managing Director and CEO from May 1, 1996 until his retirement from executive responsibilities on April 30, 2009. On 30th April 2011, K V Kamath was announced to replace Mr. N R Narayana Murthy as the chairman of Infosys Technologies. Murthy will step down as Chairman of the Board in August 2011 to give way to Kamath.
8. Kumar mangalam Birla, Birla Group
Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist and the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. He is also the Chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
9. Rahul Bajaj, Bajaj Group
Rahul Bajaj is a prominent Indian industrialist and member of the Indian Parliament. He comes from the business house started by a Rajasthani Marwadi businessman Jamnalal Bajaj. The US$ 1.32 Billion Bajaj Auto is his flagship company. He was awarded the third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2001.
His net worth is estimated to be at US$1.6 billion. He is currently listed 34th on the Forbes list of richest people in India.
10.Lakshmi N Mittal, Mittal Steel
Lakshmi Narayan Mittal (born 15 June 1950) is an Indian steel magnate. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.
Mittal is the richest man in the United Kingdom, second richest man in Europe and is presently the sixth richest individual in the world with a personal wealth of US$38.1 billion or £29.8 billion. In the 2011 edition of Forbes Billionaire list, he was ranked the world’s 6th wealthiest man. He is the 44th most powerful person of the 68 most powerful people in the world. One out of 5 cars in the world is made up of the steel materials of his steel empire. His daughter Vanisha Mittal’s wedding was the most expensive in the recorded history of the world.