Born in India in 1955. American businesswoman Neerja Sethi has an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes. She is the co-founder of Syntel, an IT consulting firm and outsourcing company founded in 1980, together with her husband Bharat Desai. During the first year of its opening, the firm achieved only $30, 000 in sales, yet it now brings in more than $3 billion in revenue with 24, 000 employees globally. Sethi currently serves as the vice-president of Syntel’s corporate affairs following her 16-year spell as the treasurer of the company. Meanwhile, she is also a member of the board of directors. Neerja Sethi, who earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in computer science, and an MBA in operations research and was ranked #14 on the 2015 America’s Self-Made Women by Forbes, has two children together with Desai.