264. Rakesh Gangwal
$3 billion self-made score: * source: airlines age: 64 residence: Miami m.b.a., u of Pennsylvania ’79 The airline veteran studied mechanical engineering at the elite Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, then left his home in India to pursue further education and better prospects in the U.S. After getting an M.B.A., he became a consultant assigned to United Airlines; United later hired him. Eventually he ran US Airways Group as its chief executive for 3 years until 2001. Most of Gangwal’s fortune comes from his 37% stake in Interglobe Enterprises, parent company of Indigo, the listed budget airline he cofounded in 2006.