Azim Premji, Shiv Nadar billionaires in Forbes List of world’s 100 richest people in technology

Q.  Wipro chairman Azim Premji is the only billionaire apart from which other India in the Forbes List of World’s 100 richest people in technology?
- Published on 12 Aug 16

a. Shiv Nadar
b. Adi Godrej
c. Ratan Tata
d. Mukesh Ambani

ANSWER: Shiv Nadar
Wipro chairman Azim Premji and HCL co-founder Shiv Nadar are the only two billionaires from India in Forbes List of World’s 100 richest people in technology, ranking in the top 20 ahead of Google’s Eric Schmidt and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
  • The 100 richest tech billionaires in the world has been topped by Microsoft founder Bill Gates with the estimated fortune of USD 78 billion
  • Premji ranks 13th on the list with the net worth of USD 16 billion and Nadar was at 17th spot with USD 11.6 billion of net worth
  • Two Indian American technology czars Symphony Technology Group CEO Romesh Wadhwani and founder of IT consulting and outsourcing company Syntel Bharat Desai and wife Neerja Sethi are also on the list
  • Premji who heads India’s third largest outsource, has been purchasing startups to boost growth
  • Nadar co-founded HCL and also owns HCL TalentCare, a skills development firm that provides training to new graduates
  • Wadhwani comes in 67th with a USD 3 billion net worth and also won the 2013 Forbes India NRI Philanthropist award
  • China has the second highest number of tech tycoons with 19 people combined USD 132.7 billion
  • Richest member from China is Alibaba Founder Jack Ma on the 8th spot and estimated net worth of USD 25.8 billion
  • Canada has 5 tech billionaires and Germany has 4
  • Forbes said the second richest person in tech was Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ahead of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison

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