Azim Premji

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Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian businessman, investor, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.[1][2] He is a key figure in the software industry.[3][4]

In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek.[5] He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011.[6]

He is currently the tenth richest person in India with a net worth of US$7.2 billion as of October 2019.

In 2013, he agreed to give away at least half of his wealth by signing The Giving Pledge. Premji started with a $2.2 billion donation to the Azim Premji Foundation, focused on education in India.[7]

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  1. Bhupathi Reddy (30 August 2015). "Top 10 Entrepreneurs of India". EntrepreneurSolutions.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016.
  2. Srikar Muthyala (29 September 2015). "The List of Great Entrepreneurs of India in 2015". MyBTechLife. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016.
  3. Azim Premji Profile Forbes.com. Retrieved September 2010.
  4. "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. 3 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 March 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  5. "Azim Premji: Latest News, Videos and Azim Premji Photos | Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  6. Gates, Bill. (21 April 2011) Azim Premji – The 2011 TIME 100. TIME. Retrieved on 12 November 2011.
  7. Karmali, Naazneen. "Azim Premji Donates $2.3 Billion After Signing Giving Pledge". Forbes. Retrieved 22 April 2017.