Azim Premji Net Worth : Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is currently the second richest person in India with an estimated net worth of US$15.6 billion ( 440 crores USD ) as of march 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.
Indian tech magnate Azim Premji’s $8.4 billion (revenue) Wipro is India’s third-largest outsourcer.
Premji gave up studies at Stanford in 1966 to look after the family’s cooking oil business when his father died, expanding it into software.
Wipro has an innovation centre in Silicon Valley, which is focused on developing new technologies and collaborating with startups.
Premji’s son Rishad, who heads strategy and sits on the board, also chairs industry lobby group NASSCOM.
In September 2018, Wipro won a landmark $1.6 billion,10-year contract from Alight Solutions of Illinois.
Premji was born in Bombay, India in a Nizari Ismaili Shia Muslim family with origins from Kutch in Gujarat. His father was a noted businessman and was known as Rice King of Burma. After partition, when Jinnah invited his father Muhammed Hashem Premji to come to Pakistan, he turned down the request and chose to remain in India.
Premji has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (equivalent to a Bachelor of Engineering degree) from Stanford University, USA. He is married to Yasmeen. The couple have two children, Rishad and Tariq. Rishad is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of IT Business, Wipro.
Is Tariq Premji married?
Married Life & Children : Yasmeen is married to wealthy businessman & the Chairman of Wipro Industries, Azim Premji. Together they have two sons, Tariq Premji and Rishad Premji and two grandchildren, Rohaan and Rhea Premji
What does Azim Premji Foundation do?
Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for profit organisation that has been working since 2000 with the elementary education system in rural government schools. The Foundation began by implementing various programmes to improve educational quality across the country.