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Azim Premji: Top 10 things you'd love to know about India's tech billionaire-turned-philanthropist

Azim Premji is stepping down as executive chairman of Wipro after 53 years.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 06, 2019 18:19 IST
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Azim Premji

Azim Premji has donned many hats with elan, elegance and efficiency. His company, Wipro, is an industry behemoth with diversified operations from manufacturing edible oil to creating top-notch IT solutions.

As he retires as the Executive Chairman of Wipro, here are 10 things you need to know about him

  1. Azim Premji is the second richest person in India. Infomation in public domain says that he net worth is USD 21.5 billion
  2. Azim Premji was born on July 24, 1945 in Mumbai (then Bombay)
  3. In 2013, he agreed to give away half his wealth to improve education in India
  4. Azim Premji took charge of Wipro when he was just 21-years old. This was necessitated by his father's death
  5. Premji diversified Wipro's operations. Wipro used to manufacture hydrogenated oil.
  6. The diversification saw Wipro entering into bakery products, soaps, lighting products etc 
  7. Wipro entered the IT sector in 1980s. It started manufacturing minicomputers by collaborating with an American company.
  8. Azim Premji was called most generous Indian in the year 2015. 
  9. In 2005, he was awarded Padma Bhushan.
  10. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2011. 

Read | Azim Premji to retire as executive chairman of Wipro after 53 years, son Rishad to take over

 

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