Financiers: Vinod Khosla

Financiers: Vinod Khosla

Age: 54
Founder, Khosla Ventures

These days, technocrat Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and former partner at leading Silicon Valley venture company Kleiner Perkins, visits India as often as he can. Khosla, who claims that "risk is a religion," has been a great source of capital for such Indian enterprises as biofuel company Praj Industries, SKS Microfinance, and Aravind Eye Hospital.