Business: N.R. Narayana Murthy

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Business: N.R. Narayana Murthy

Age: 63
Infosys Technologies

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy is as big a brand as his company Infosys. After stepping down as CEO of the country's second-largest IT company in 2002, Murthy has not slowed down. He's on the advisory boards and councils of assorted universities, such as Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, is the IT adviser to several Asian countries, and sits on the boards of many Indian companies. He will soon be seen as a comic hero, when India's well-known publication Amar Chitra Katha immortalizes him in a forthcoming series on living legends.