The 2009 Inc. 500|5000: The Top 10 Indian-Run Companies

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Vinit Bharara, Co-founder and COO,

Rank: No. 35
Location: Montclair, NJ
Revenue: $89.4 million

Even though he grew up in New Jersey, Vinit Bharara considers himself Indian through and through. "My iPod is loaded with Bhangra and my fridge with homemade paranthas from my mom," he says. To start their lives in the U.S., his parents overcame challenges Bharara says he’s not sure he could have faced. Born in what is now Pakistan, shortly before the 1947 partition dividing the two countries, Bharara parents survived a violent upheaval before immigrating as a young married couple with just pennies in their pockets.