Ten of the 100 richest people in the world are Indian or of Indian origin.
Amount of money sent home by Indians living abroad in 2007:
North America: $10.8 billion
Persian Gulf region: $5.9 billion
Europe: $3.2 billion
East Asia: $2 billion
South America: $1.5 billion
Africa: $500 million
In 2007, overseas audiences spent $200 million on Indian movies, music, and television. The major foreign markets were the U. S., the U. K., and South Africa.
The leaders of the following countries are of Indian descent:
The Indian Diaspora