Azim Premji[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $17.2 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, Chairman of Wipro,,,
Azim Premji took over running Wipro Limited upon the death of his father in 1967. Over the course of the following 4+ decades, Premji helped the company grow into an Indian software titan, assuring his place on the List of Billionaires.
As one of India’s top 5 richest men, Premji has also used his considerable net worth towards philanthropic enterprises around the globe. After founding the Azim Premji Foundation in 2001, he began to focus on improving the quality of available education. In 2010, Premji pledged $2 billion to improving education in India.
For his work, Premji has received numerous awards and honary degrees, including one from Wesleyan University and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award.