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“As you get bigger, you have to delegate. It’s also an excellent way to get staff involved in the company’s operations”.
|Source of Wealth||Software Services|
|Education||St. Mary's School, Mumbai, Stanford University|
Azim Premji enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the most influential entrepreneurs of India and has regularly featured on the list of most powerful men in the world.
In 2013 he was awarded Asian Business Leaders, Life Time Achievement, Corporate Citizen of the Year and Life Time Achievement.
Azim Premji is well known for his non-profit organisation, which was made with a vision to significantly contribute to achieving quality universal education that facilitates a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.
He has been recognised by Business Week as one of the greatest entrepreneurs for being responsible for Wipro emerging as one of the world’s fastest growing companies.
Azim Premji is a simple and humble man who owns and rides in Toyota Corolla.
Azim Premji owns Wipro, which is the second-largest hydraulic cylinder company in the world.
Azim Premji net worth is largely due to his position as the chairman and majority shareholder of Wipro. In addition to the technological giant, the industrialist also runs a private equity fund, “PremjiInvest” which manages stock assets valued at over $1 Billion.
Tech tycoon Azim Premji’s Wipro, India’s third-largest outsourcer, has acquired four firms in the past six months. With $460 Million acquisition of HealthPlan Services, an insurance technology firm based in Florida.
He is famous as he holds late Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (popularly known as JRD Tata) as his icon.
Azim Premji resides in a luxury home in his workplace of Bangalore.
He drives around in a Toyota Corolla, a car which for all its positive qualities.
Azim Premji belonged to a family with strong routes in business and that seems to have contributed deeply to his understanding of business, the importance of Ethics and values.
He has transferred 8.6% of his stake in the company, worth about Rs 8,646 Crore, to the Azim Premji Foundation. This is the biggest act of individual philanthropy in India.
His recognition by Time Magazine, twice in the year 2004 and then in 2011 as one of the Most Influential People from TOP 100 from across the globe is an acknowledgement of his genius mind, capability and competency.
Knows every small detail of his businesses, but does not interfere with everyday operations of the various independent business heads.
Azim Premji drives a luxury Toyota Corolla.
Azim Premji has donated more than $2 Billion from his personal fortune to improving village education under the Azim Premji Foundation.