Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Azim Premji
Born: July 24, 1945, in Bombay Presidency, British India
- Indian business tycoon, philanthropist, and chairman of Wipro Limited.
- One of the Indian leaders in the software industry.
- According to Forbes, he is currently the third wealthiest Indian, and the 41st richest in the world, with a personal wealth of $12.2 billion in 2012.
Honors and awards
- Awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India (2011).
- Twice listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine (2004,2011).
- Awarded Lakshya Business Visionary by National Institute of Industrial Engineering (2006).
- Voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek (2000).
- Conferred an honorary doctorate by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2000).