Friday, December 29, 2006

Energy billionaires (and there's even a wind guy in there)

I'm a bit swamped today, so this will have to be a short and sweet post.

Forbes has come out with its most recent list of the planet's richest people, and on it are 45 energy-related billionaires. Of those 45 in energy, 38 of them hail from the U.S. or Russia. Most wealth is oil-based, but coming in at 562nd place is Tulsi Tanti and his $1.4 billion fortune. Tanti started his wind power company, Suzlon Energy, in 1995 and has since build Asia's largest wind farm in southern India and is expanding into the U.S. (Suzlon just manufactured their first U.S. blade here in Minnesota), China, and Australia.

Photo credit: cat cameron

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