S. Gopalakrishnan is cofounder and cochairman of Infosys, India's second-largest outsourcer. His pay fell by 23% last fiscal year as company cut back on bonuses. Shares have perked up since June when retired chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy, also among India's richest, came back to revive growth. In April Kris, as he is known, took over as president of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry. He is among the key backers of Startup Village, a technology incubator in his native Kerala state. He also funds needy college students in engineering and medical programs.