Top 10 South Asian Entrepreneurs

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Azim Makanojiya, CEO

WBPromotions
Houston

No. 31
2010 Revenue: $6.9 million
Three-Year Growth: 6,199%

Watching his parents work hard was both influential and motivating for the WBPromotions head, Azim Makanojiya. He says he learned to work hard from his Southeast Asian parents, who came to America for a better life, but also learned what he didn't want to do. "[Watching my parents] has motivated me to start my own business at an early age so I can spend time with my future family and provide them with comfortable life," he says.