Asian Indians have outperformed all other minority and majority groups in most measures of socioeconomic achievement.According to the 2000 U.S. Census Indian Americans have the highest median income of any national origin group in the United States. ($60,093), and Merrill Lynch recently revealed that there are nearly 200,000 Indian American millionaires. One in every nine Indians in the United States is a millionaire, comprising 10% of U.S. millionaires. (Source: 2003 Merrill Lynch SA Market Study).
According to the 2000 census, about 64% of Asian Indians in the U.S. have attained a Bachelor's degree or more.(compared to 28% nationally). Almost 40% of all Indians have a masterâ€™s, doctorate or other professional degree, which is five times the national average. (Source: The Indian American Centre for Political Awareness.)
Indians own 50% of all economy lodges and 35% of all hotels in the United States, which have a combined market value of almost $40 billion. (Source: Little India Magazine).
A University of California, Berkeley, study reported that one-third of the engineers in Silicon Valley are of Indian descent, while 7% of valley hi-tech firms are led by Indian CEOs. (Source: Silicon India Readership Survey)