Co-founder and former CEO
The Nilekani couple are among India’s most generous, with wife Rohini playing a more active role. She recently raised 1.64 billion rupees by selling 577,000 of her shares in Infosys for philanthropic work and has committed to giving 200 million rupees each year. Nilekani, 59, who believes in public service, has spent five years heading the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Net worth:US$1.4 billion