Meet the 5 Indians who are among America’s richest people

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The Forbes ‘400 Richest people in the US’ list which has again been topped by Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates for the 23rd year in a row, also features the name of five Indian Americans.

Here is the homegrown talent that’s making India proud:

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Entrepreneur John Kapoor

Entrepreneur John Kapoor
Kapoor ranks 335 on the list and has a net worth of 2.1 billion dollars. The 73-year old is the chairman of two drug outfits - Akorn, which specializes in "difficult-to-manufacture" prescription drugs and Insys Therapeutics, which produces an opioid for cancer patients.

Airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal

Airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal
Gangwal is ranked 321 on the list with a net worth of 2.2 billion dollars. The 63-year old IIT alumnus is an airline veteran who made his fortune from InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of his budget airline IndiGo, India's largest by market share. Gangwal co-founded IndiGo, headquartered outside Delhi in 2006 with one aircraft. The Miami resident owns more than 40 per cent of the company and now serves as a board member, Forbes said.

Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani

Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani
Wadhwani, 69, has been ranked 222nd on the list with a net worth of three billion dollars. The IIT Mumbai and Carnegie Mellon alumnus is the chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, an empire of 17 data, technology, healthcare and analytics companies that together take in more than USD 2.8 billion in annual revenue, Forbes said.

Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram

Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram
An early Google backer, Shriram, 59, has sold of most of his stock but remains on the board of its parent company, Alphabet, Forbes said. Since 2000, Shriram has been investing in young technology startups through his firm, Sherpalo Ventures. His portfolio includes Paperless Post, an online card and invitation service; Optimizely, which provides web and mobile app testing; and Inmobi, a mobile advertising company.

Co-founders of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat & Neerja Desai

Co-founders of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat & Neerja Desai
Desai ranks 274th on the list with a net worth of 2.5 billion dollars. Their company Syntel, started in 1980 from their apartment in Michigan, now generates over USD 950 million in revenue and has nearly 24,000 employees across the globe, Forbes said.
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