Nonresident Indians: Lakshmi Mittal

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Nonresident Indians: Lakshmi Mittal

Age: 58
Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal

Perhaps India's most amazing rags-to-riches story, Mittal runs a steel empire from London as chairman of ArcelorMittal, which has made him one of the richest men in the world. But his humble beginnings from a small village in Rajasthan, and the story of his meteoric rise, are what endear him to his Indian fans. He has recently been in the news for supporting Indian athletes hoping to win Olympic gold; India's first individual gold medalist at the Olympics had received help from the Mittal Champions Trust.