Chairman of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, $30 Billion), Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential
Mr. Premji is the Chairman of WiPro Limited, an Indian information technology services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. WiPro Limited is one of the largest publicly traded companies in India and the seventh largest IT corporation in the world with a market capitalization of $45 billion. Mr. Premji has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. Mr. Premji owns 73% of WiPro Limited and also owns a private equity fund, PremjiInvest, which manages $2 billion personal portfolio. Mr. Premji is also an active philanthropist having founded the Azim Premji Foundation which works to provide a quality universal education in rural government-run schools and specifically focuses on elementary education. He was also the first Indian to sign up for The Giving Pledge created by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and has given away 39% of his wealth thus far.