Azim premji

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Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.[5][6] He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth, to finally emerge as one of the global leaders in the software industry.[7][8] In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek.[9] He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011.[10] For years, he has been regularly listed one among the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.[11][12]

He was named the nineteenth richest person in India with an estimated net worth of US$6.5 billion according to the India's Richest 2019 list by Forbes.[13] 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.[14]

Premji was born in Bombay, India in a Muslim family.[1][15] His father was a noted businessman and was known as Rice King of Burma. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, invited his father Muhammed Hashem Premji to come to Pakistan, he turned down the request and chose to remain in India.[16]

 

Premji has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Stanford University.[17] He is married to Yasmeen. The couple have two children, Rishad and Tariq. Rishad is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of IT Business, Wipro.[18]

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