Prenji is an Indian business tycoon and philanthropist who is the Chairman of Wipro Limited, a leader in the software industry. He is currently the second wealthiest Indian (worth US $16.1 billion) as well as being the richest Indian Muslim. In April 2017, India Today ranked him ninth in India’s 50 Most Powerful People. The Azim Premji Foundation supports programs that reach more than 2.5 million children. His $2 billion donation to his foundation was the largest charitable contribution in the history of modern India. In 2011, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India. By 2015, he had already given more than 39 percent of his personal wealth to charity.
Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Charity & Development
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