12 of the top-paid top executives in the US are also Indian, and almost half of them are women, according to the annual Forbes Billionaires list released Wednesday.
India’s top 500 corporate CEOs make $1.5 billion a year, compared with $5.4 billion for US CEOs, according a company survey of executives in India.
Of the 12 top-earning CEOs, 11 are Indian and eight are Indian-American.
In fact, almost half (44.6%) of the CEOs are female, according the study by The Forbes Billionaire’s 500 list, which tracks the biggest US companies and their CEOs.
The list also includes 12 women CEOs.
In terms of annual revenues, the top 10 were led by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who made $7 billion in 2014.
Other Indian-Americans on the list are Anupam Kher and Sunil Mittal of Google, as well as Prabhat Khanna of Microsoft.
While women are more likely to hold corporate leadership positions in the United States, Indian women have made up a growing share of corporate leaders in India, according as Forbes.
There are nearly 400 Indian-born CEOs in the Fortune 500 list.
But despite the rising numbers of women in the corporate world, they still make up just 14% of Fortune 500 CEOs.