Azim Premji
Azim Premji

Prenji is an Indian business tycoon and philanthropist who is the Chairman of Wipro Limited, a leader in the software industry. In 2011, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India. In 2013, he signed the Giving Pledge, agreeing to give away at least half of his wealth and has given away billions in charity since then. The Azim Prenji Foundation supports programs that reach more than 2.5 million children. It also pledged $134 million towards providing aid for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Charity & Development

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