Legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vinod Khosla is featured in the Vanity Fair's annual listing of The New Establishment 100. He comes in at #71 (Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is at #1 and Apple's Steve Jobs at #2) on the list of "the 100 most influential people of the information age".
Even with credit tight, Khosla was able to raise $1.3 billion last year to seed two different investment vehicles—a $1 billion fund earmarked for clean-energy and information technologies, and a $300 million fund that will target high-risk, experimental projects. Among his current investments: a suburban-Detroit-based manufacturer of fuel-efficient internal-combustion engines (EcoMotors), an LED lighting company (Soraa), a solar-energy concern (Cogenra), and a high-efficiency-cooling-system company (New PAX). In May, Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, joined Khosla’s venture-capital shop to serve as an adviser.
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EARLIER: See other South Asians on various lists in the SAJAforum "lists" category here.