From immigrants to billionaires; Soaring fortunes of these 5 men, 2 from India, will amaze you

May 01, 2018, 04:34 PM IST

Moving to a foreign land and making it big there! That is what dreams are made of for most immigrants. Most do think in those terms, but only a handful manage to turn their tales into success stories. And those who do, their names go down in history. Business Insider takes a look at six immigrants, two from India, one from Pakistan, who turned into billionaires in the United States of America. 


Bharat Desai, born in Kenya and brought up in India, moved to US while working with TCS and later on started his own consulting firm, Syntel. His net worth is $1.2 billion. 


Kavitark Ram Shriram, an Indian born American businessmen was an early backer of Google. He still holds stake in Google's parent firm Alphabet. His net worth is $2.1 billion.


Shahid Khan was born to a middle class family in Lahore, Pakistan. His purchase of auto manufacturing supplier Flex-N-Gate earned him his fortune. His net worth is $7.1 billion. 


The co-founder, CEO and Product Architect at Tesla, Elon Musk is considered 'a 21st-century Renaissance man'. Musk was Born in Pretoria. His net worth stands at $19 billion.


Sergey Brin gave us the powerful search engine Google. He came to the US from USSR at the age of 6. Brin, the President of Google's parent company Alphabet, is worth $47.6 billion.