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How I Made It: Najeeb Ghauri, founder and CEO of NetSol Technologies

How I Made It: Najeeb Ghauri, founder and CEO of NetSol Technologies

The gig: Najeeb Ghauri is the founder and chief executive of NetSol Technologies Inc., a Calabasas software company that makes a lot of its money from a program widely used in automobile leasing. Its customers include automakers Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW, Nissan and Hyundai. The company also provides consulting and design services to companies worldwide. With more than 1,100 employees, NetSol reported a record $51 million in revenue for its recently completed fiscal year.

An American dream: Born and reared in Pakistan, Ghauri longed to move to the United States to pursue an education and a better life. U.S. officials rejected his application...

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