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Azim Premji

July 20, 2011

Azim Premji


Azim Premji

AZIM PREMJI is as Indian Businessman and the chairman of Wipro Ltd. He is often referred to as the Indian Bill Gates. Under his leadership, Wipro went from being a mere $2.5 million company to A $ 1.4 billion one.
Born in Mumbai in 1945, Premji completed his schooling at St. Mary’s School, before going to the prestigious Stanford University to study electrical engineering. However, he was forced to leave his course incomplete at the age of 21, after his father suddenly passed away. When he returned to India, Premji took over the family business, which was known as the Western India Vegetable Product Company. This Company, which produced vegetable oils and fats, later became what we now know as Wipro Ltd.
Thirty years after he left Stanford, Premji finally completed his degree in Electrical Engineering.
According to Forbes Magazine, Premji is the second richest Indian. As of early 2010, his personal wealth was $ 17 billion.


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