Paints tycoon is nonexecutive vice chairman at $2.1 billion (revenues) Asian Paints, founded by his father and 3 others in 1942. Despite softening demand and a 10-week strike at one of its factories in south India, the company saw net earnings rise 34% in the latest quarter because of a drop in raw material costs. Asia's third-largest paintmaker is also adding capacity by investing $345 million in a new factory in south India. Dani sits on the board of Dilip Shanghvi's (No. 2) Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.