Top 10 South Asian Entrepreneurs

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Kevin Paul, CEO


No. 91
2010 Revenue: $16.2 million
Three-Year Growth: 2,795%

It wasn't his Indian heritage that influenced him as much as his childhood—which was filled with examples of his love of business. "My brother and I even ran a business selling CDs out of our parents basement," recalls Kevin Paul, who founded industrial supply company KPaul. "When I joined the Army straight out of high school, it opened doors and showed me the potential for a new business opportunity."