OCCUPATION: Petrol prince
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PRO: The billionaire chairman of Reliance Industries steers one of the biggest conglomerates in India, with interests in not only oil, but also clothing and kitchenware.
CON: He's still mired in a public spat with his billionaire brother. Our proposal: duke it out using pillows stuffed with $1,000 bills.