INDIA Ambani RELIANCE GROUP Nearly two years ago, the sons of the legendary founder took control of the textile, petrochemical, finance and telecommunications conglomerate. They've kept the company growing 2003 Revenues: $16.8 billion

The 140-acre Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City on the outskirts of Bombay is a showcase for India's high-tech sector. There, some 8,000 employees of Reliance Group, the country's largest private conglomerate, operate call centers, monitor the company's fiber-optic network and update data services provided to cell-phone subscribers. Many would not associate the gleaming campus with Reliance, which blossomed under legendary founder Dhirubhai Ambani in traditional industries such as textiles...

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