A R Rahman
Profession: Music Composer
AKA: The Maestro From Madras
If you've got to see one movie: Taal, 1999
He's worth how much?! Estimated 15m rupees (£185,000) per film score, plus 25m rupees (£300,000) for endorsements and composing mobile ringtones.
Fact! After collaborating with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Bombay Dreams, Rahman is currently putting the finishing touches on the musical version of The Lord of The Rings.