Lakshmi Narayan Mittal (also known as Lakshmi Niwas Mittal) is a billionaire industrialist of Indian origin currently residing in London. He is chairman of the Mittal Steel Company NV (a company started by Lakshmi Narayan Mittal's father), which is the world's largest producer of steel. Mittal holds steel assets in South Africa, Poland, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan.
In 2002 he was embroiled in a political scandal dubbed Garbagegate with British Prime Minister, Tony Blair when it was felt that a donation Mittal had made to the Labour party had led to Blair's intervention in a business deal favouring Mittal.
$25 billion as of 2005.