The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

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Raj Prasad, CEO and Managing Partner

WDFA Marketing
San Francisco

No. 5
2009 Revenue: $17.9 million
Three-Year Growth: 13,969.46%

Though Prasad is of East Indian descent, he was born on the tiny island nation of Fiji and came to San Francisco with his parents at the age of two. He broke into the advertising world early, at age 16, and by 25 he had founded WDFA. Prasad was not only a self-starter but independently minded. "When we started the company I never took any minority loans or minority grants, because I was really into doing it on my own," he says.