#42 Azim Hashim Premji

Azim Hashim Premji
  • Sector: Tech/Telco
  • Residence: India

Premji, 70, is chairman of Wipro and known as the “Czar of Indian IT”. Currently the third richest Indian, he gave away a quarter of his personal wealth to charity in 2013 and has signed up to The Giving Pledge, the campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. He says: “I strongly believe that those of us, who are privileged to have wealth, should contribute significantly to try and create a better world.”