Azim Premji – Know about India’s Business tycoon.

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  • Born on July 24, 1945 Azim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor and philanthropist. He is chairman of global Information technology, consulting and business process services company WIPRO.
  • After his father’s death in 1966, Azim Premji left Stanford University and returned to India.
  • At an young age of 21 years he took over his family business of cooking fat company.
  • Azim Premji started diversifying his company by manufacturing bakery fats, toiletries, hair care, soaps, hydraulic cylinders, baby products and lighting products.
  • In 1980 Azim Premji formed company named WIPRO. The company manufactured minicomputers under collaboration with American company sentinel.
  • Today WIPRO has over 160,000 employees across six continents and has revenue of $8.5 billion.
  • Azim Premji in 2004 and 2011 was included in list of Time’s 100 most influential people.
  • In 2018 Azim Premji was conferred with highest French civilian distinction.
  • Azim Premji is awarded with Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.
  • He founded Azim Premji foundation and has contributed $21 billion to his foundation.

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