Azim Premji — ₹117,100 crore Shiv Nadar — ₹43,500 crore Roshni Nadar — ₹36,800 crore Jay Chaudhry — ₹36,700 crore Vijay Shekhar Sharma — ₹20,400 crore Divyank Turakhia — ₹13,000 crore Kavitark Ram Shriram — ₹11,600 crore Romesh T Wadhwani — ₹11,600 crore Sanjeev Bikhchandani — ₹10,700 crore Thomas Kurian — ₹10,600 crore
Azim Premji — ₹117,100 crore
Wipro chairman Azim Premji is the richest tech billionaire in India. His net worth of ₹117,100 crore is greater than the average wealth of the list of ₹5,300 crore. But, he gets ‘no thrills’ from riches and has given 30% away more than his net worth crore — ₹148,925 crore.
Shiv Nadar — ₹43,500 crore
The founder and chairman of HCL, Shiv Nadar, is India’s second richest tech billionaire. Nadar received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, in 2008 for his efforts in the IT industry. His contributions to philanthropy stand at ₹7,091 crore.
Roshni Nadar — ₹36,800 crore
Daughter of Shiv Nadar and CEO of HCL Enterprise, Roshni Nadar, comes in third with a net worth of ₹36,800 crore. She was also 51st on the Forbes ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ rankings in 2017.
Jay Chaudhry — ₹36,700 crore
Founder chairman and CEO of Zscaler — a global cloudbased information security company — Jay Chaudhry is India’s fourth richest tech billionaire. Some of the other companies he has founded include CipherTrust, AirDefense, CoreHarbor and Secure IT. Founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge, Naukri.com’s parent company, Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the 9th richest Indian tech billionaire. Info Edge was the first Indian company to go public in India domestic stock market. Earlier, other Indian dot com firms like Rediff and Sify also went public — but only in the US stock exchange Nasdaq.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma — ₹20,400 crore
The founder of PayTM — India’s first homegrown mobile payments company — Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the fourth richest tech billionaire in India. More notably, he’s the only entrepreneur from a startup to feature in the top of the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List. Sharma’s net worth stands at ₹20,400 crore — higher than Airtel’s Sunil Mittal and Mahindra Group’s Anand Mahindra, who are veteran Indian businessmen.
Divyank Turakhia — ₹13,000 crore
Divyank Turakhia, the founder of Media.net, is the fifth richest Indian tech billionaire. When sold Media.net to a Chinese consortium in 2016 for $900 million, it was the third largest ad-tech deal ever. He’s also one of the youngest on the list at the age of 37 years against the average age — 60 years — in the list.
Kavitark Ram Shriram — ₹11,600 crore
Kavitark Ram Shriram is one of the founding board members of Google. He has also worked with Amazon, Junglee and Netscape in the past. In 2000, Shriram started his own company — Sherpalo — which is a venture capital firm that invests in new disruptive technologies.
Romesh T Wadhwani — ₹11,600 crore
Romesh T Wadwhwani is an Indian-American billionaire who is the founder, chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group STG. He founded the private equity firm for software, Internet and technology services companies in 2002. STG made investments in companies like IBS MSC Software Dodge Data and Analytics Winshuttle and System C.
Sanjeev Bikhchandani — ₹10,700 crore Thomas Kurian — ₹10,600 crore
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