Top 10 South Asian Entrepreneurs

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Dr. Suresh Kumar, CEO

Green Earth
Iselin, N.J.

No. 145
2010 Revenue: $2.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,933%

Coming to the U.S. when he was 27 years old, Dr. Suresh Kumar has a deeply rooted connection to his heritage in India. "Growing up in the highly competitive environment in India taught me to be very comfortable with competition and understand the concept of delayed gratification," he says. "Financial prudence and taking calculated risks as opportunities came up to get ahead in life were key values that my Indian culture taught me." He now heads sustainability company Green Earth.