Azim Premji…..Net Worth $13.8 B

Forbes  Real Time Billioners
                       Chairman, Wipro

  • Age: 68
  • Source of Wealth: software, inherited and growing
  • Residence: Bangalore, India
  • Country of Citizenship: India
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Stanford University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2
    Forbes Lists
    • #3 in 2012

Wipro chairman Azim Premji, whose fortune is up $1.6 billion in past year, got boost after spinning off its consumer products business in March. India’s richest tech tycoon, he foresees double-digit growth for the outsourcer as the U.S. economy recovers. He blames the government for India’s economic slide but supported a proposal to increase taxes on the rich. Asia’s most generous person, who’s given away shares worth $4.4 billion, Premji recently said the new rule that companies should donate 2% of profits to charity wasn’t a good idea: “philanthropy should be spontaneous not forced.”

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