Is it Sundar Pichai? Nah! There are more successful and influential CEOs in the world who are from India. Curious to know about them all? Well, according to the IIFL Health Huran India Rich List, Sundar Pichai is not even in the top four. So who are? Let’s unravel everything in this article on the “Richest Indian CEOs in the World“.
The Indian Richie Richs of American Companies or should we simply call them Billionaires? These people have made their way in Silicon Valley and have inspired millions after them. Interestingly, most of these people aren’t even entrepreneurs but still practically earn while they sleep.
Do you know? Two of these Indian CEOs in the USA have even received India’s Padma Shree. Let’s know about their lives and backgrounds.
10 Richest Indian CEOs in the World
One thing that is common in almost all of these Richest Indian CEOs is that most of them have been born and brought up in India. Coincidence? Maybe Not!
10. Aditya Puri
10th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Aditya Puri is the MD of India’s largest private sector bank aka HDFC Bank. It is his vision only that lead HDFC to its prime success in the Indian market.
Aditya Puri spent his childhood in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India. After qualifying as a CA from ICAI he worked in various banks for over 40 years. This experience made him one of the top Richest Indian CEOs in the world.
He has received many honors in his career. Aditya Puri has been named among the “Best CEOs in the World” by the CEOWORLD magazine.
9. Ignatius Navil Noronha
9th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
The man behind the success of DMart in India! Navil Noronha was born and brought up in Bombay. After completing his management degree, he worked at Hindustan Unilever. His experience at Hindustan Unilever prepared him for his next hike in his career, i.e. at DMart.
Little did Noronha know, his work at DMart will make him one among the Richest Indian Ceos. He is considered a GOAT in the business market.
8. Indra K Nooyi
8th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Indra K Nooyi is the former CEO of PepsiCo. The lady has been consistent in ranking in World’s Most Powerful Women. GOALS!
She has served in PepsiCo since 1994 and became the CEO of PepsiCo in 2006. She has worked on the boards of Amazon and ICC. Recently, Philips had also proposed to her to join their board in May 2021.
Indra K Nooyi was on the list of Wall Street Journal in 2007. In Fortune’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Business, she was ranked #1, in 2009 and 2010 consecutively.
The list is infinite! After looking at her journey we cannot ask why she is among the richest Indian CEOs in the world.
7. Shantanu Narayen
7th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Shantanu Narayan joined Adobe in 1998 and it wasn’t until 2005 that she became the CEO of the company. Narayen completed his graduation from the University College of Engineering, Osmania University Hyderabad, India, and then moved to the US for further studies.
Barack Obama had appointed Shantanu Narayan in 2011 as a member of the Management Advisory Board. He is the lead director on the BOD for Pfizer, a name in the news these days.
Fortune ranked him on #12 on their list of Businessperson of the Year in 2018. In the same year, he was declared the Global Indian of the Year by The Economic Times of India.
This incredible man received India’s Padma Shri Award in 2019. Coming seventh to the list of Richest Indian CEOs is nothing when we look at his achievements.
5. Sundar Pichai
5th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Do you know how much Sundar Pichai earns in a day?
The answer is 5.87 crore INR.
WHOA! This means Sundar Pichai must be earning in lakhs even when he sleeps or blinks. That’s why he is on the list of the Richest Indian CEOs in the World.
Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. Alphabet Inc was made when the reconstruction of Google happened in 2015 and became a parent company of our favorite search engine, Google.
Sundar Pichai was born and brought up in Madras, India. He completed his degree from IIT Kharagpur and holds many degrees. He has inspired a lot of people around the world, especially Indians.
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5. Satya Nadella
5th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, is hugely responsible for creating and executing Microsoft’s computing platforms. Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai both have their wealth of around 5900 Crores.
Satya Nadella was the Person of the Year by Financial Times in 2018 and Businessperson of the Year by Fortune. In 2020, Satya Nadella was named as Global Indian Business Icon by CNBC-TV18.
The man has done incredible work in making Microsoft an even bigger name and his journey is totally inspiring. Indeed a well-deserving man to be on the list of Richest Indian CEOs.
4. Nikesh Arora
4th in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Nikesh Arora is the fourth on the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the world. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, he has served in many leading positions in SoftBank and Google. A lot part of his total wealth is because of his stake share in SoftBank.
Besides his job at Google and SoftBank, he has worked in the Management Board at T-Mobile, Bharti Airtel in Europe.
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3. Ajaypal Singh Banga
3rd in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Ajaypal Singh Banga the former president and CEO of Mastercard owns Around 7200 crores, most of which is is because of his holding and stakes in MasterCard. Ajaypal Singh Banga was appointed directly by Barack Obama to be a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Banga is a member of the International Business Council of the world economic forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ajay Singh Banga was awarded Padma Shri in 2016, one of the highest civilian honors given by the Government of India. What more can he ask now after being on rank three on Richest Indian CEOs.
2. Jayshree Ullal
2nd in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Jayshree Ullal is a billionaire businesswoman and the CEO of Artista Networks. Her net worth is 1.42 billion dollars (by March 2018). The list of the Awards and Honours is very long and she deserves every one of them.
Jayshree Ullal was the first woman to receive the Entrepreneurial and Leadership Award from Silicon India, the Most Influential Asian Women in America, and ranked in the World’s Best CEOs list by Barron.
Jayshree has set some high goals for the modern woman of the 21st century, and we can not be more thankful to her. She made all of us very proud after being second in the Richest Indian CEOs in the World.
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1. Thomas Kurian
1st in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World
Born and brought up in Kerala India, Kurian was exceptional in his studies so much so that Princeton University of partial scholarship to him. Since then his career is on the rise. After he joined Oracle in 1996, he transformed the company and with time gained lead positions.
In 2018, Thomas Kurian joined Google Cloud, and only two years after this he came at the top of the Richest Indian CEOs in the World. Although most of his wealth comes from his stock sale in Oracle.
All 10 Richest Indian CEOs In The World (2021-22)
|Rank||Name of CEOs with Age||Company||Wealth in INR|
|1||Thomas Kurian (60)||Google Cloud||11,300 Crore|
|2||Jayshree Ullal (59)||Artista Networks||9,100 Crore|
|3||Ajaypal Singh Banga (60)||Mastercard||7,200 Crore|
|4||Nikesh Arora (52)||Palo Alto Networks||6,500 Crore|
|5||Satya Nadella (53)||Microsoft||5,900 Crore|
|5||Sundar Pichai (48)||Alphabet (Google)||5,900 Crore|
|7||Shantanu Narayen (57)||Adobe||4,500 Crore|
|8||Indra K Nooyi (64)||PepsiCo||3,500 Crore|
|9||Ignatius Navil Noronha (45)||Avenue Supermarts||3,200 Crore|
|10||Aditya Puri||HDFC Bank||1,300 Crore|
This was the list of the Richest Indian CEOs in the world. I am sure you are surprised and amazed after reading about all of these Richest Indian CEOs in the world. If I were to tell then I think Jayshree Ullal has been absolutely phenomenal in her field. Comment down below who inspired you the most. Stay Home! Stay Safe!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the richest Indian CEO in the world?
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud is the top name in the list of Richest Indian CEOs in the World.
Who’s the youngest richest Indian CEO?
Nikhil Kamath (34), the co-founder of Zerodha, is India’s youngest billionaire.
Who’s the youngest richest American CEO?
Austin Russel (26), is the youngest self-made entrepreneur turned billionaire in 2021.
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