Azim Premji

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Azim PremjiName: Azim Premji

Born: July 24, 1945, in Bombay Presidency, British India

Computer-related contributions

  • 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).