Articles about Azim Premji

Shortlist of third Gaja Capital Business Book Prize unveiled

22 Sep 2021

Business
Shortlist of third Gaja Capital Business Book Prize unveiled

Azim Premji: The Man Beyond the Billions by Sundeep Khanna and Getting Competitive: A Practitioner's Guide for India by RC Bhargava are among the five non-fiction books on contemporary Indian business that have made it to the shortlist of the third Gaja Capital Business Book Prize.

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

25 Jan 2021

Business
India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

India's top 100 billionaires saw their wealth increase by Rs. 13 lakh crore since March last year even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe job losses, Oxfam said in its latest report.

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

06 May 2020

Business
Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

The outbreak of COVID-19, which has claimed over 2.5 lakh lives and put a third of the world's population under lockdown, has wrecked economies completely.

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

11 Oct 2019

Business
India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

Forbes India has released its list of richest Indians and for the twelfth year in a row Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani remains India's wealthiest.

World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

07 Aug 2019

Business
World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

The richest 500 people in the world lost $117 billion (Rs. 8,28,418 crore) in a single day market crash on Monday.

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

04 Aug 2019

India
IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

18 Jul 2019

Business
Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

For the first time in the seven-year history of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates swooped down to world's third-richest spot from his previous rank 2.

Wipro Founder Azim Premji will retire next month, confirms company

06 Jun 2019

Business
Wipro Founder Azim Premji will retire next month, confirms company

Wipro founder and business tycoon Azim Premji will retire from the company on July 30, 2019.

Forbes names Mukesh Ambani 'richest Indian' for 11th straight time

04 Oct 2018

Business
Forbes names Mukesh Ambani 'richest Indian' for 11th straight time

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries, has once again emerged as the richest Indian - for the 11th consecutive year - with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

24 Mar 2018

Business
World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

The first two months of 2018 have been rather expensive for the 500 wealthiest people on planet Earth.

Jeff Bezos tops global rich list; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian

07 Mar 2018

Business
Jeff Bezos tops global rich list; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani became the richest Indian for the 11th year in a row while his net worth soared to $40.1 billion.

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest man

07 Mar 2018

Business
Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Microsoft's Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world.

Bharti family pledges Rs. 7,000cr to university for free education

23 Nov 2017

Business
Bharti family pledges Rs. 7,000cr to university for free education

One of India's richest families, the Bharti family, has pledged 10% of their wealth, Rs. 7,000cr, to philanthropy.

Nandan Nilekani pledges to donate half his wealth to charity

20 Nov 2017

India
Nandan Nilekani pledges to donate half his wealth to charity

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini pledged half of their wealth, estimated at $1.7 billion, to charity this weekend.

Indians dominate Forbes 2017 list of Asia's 50 richest families

16 Nov 2017

Business
Indians dominate Forbes 2017 list of Asia's 50 richest families

Seventeen Indian business dynasties have made it to the Forbes 2017 list of Asia's 50 Richest Families.

Snapdeal-Flipkart merger comes to a halt as Azim Premji objects

23 Jun 2017

Business
Snapdeal-Flipkart merger comes to a halt as Azim Premji objects

According to reports, Snapdeal's merger with rival Flipkart has hit one more roadblock, which can potentially drive down the embattled firm's agreed upon valuation of $1 billion for the sale, if not jeopardize the deal completely.

Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

01 Jun 2017

India
Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

With the intention of encouraging youngsters to boost dairy industry as an enterprise, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are going to promote cow shelters, fisheries as well as vaccination of pets.

Forbes 2017 Billionaires list is finally out

21 Mar 2017

World
Forbes 2017 Billionaires list is finally out

Every year Forbes magazine releases a complete list of the world's wealthiest individuals.

India loses 11 billionaires to demonetization, Ambani still the richest

09 Mar 2017

Business
India loses 11 billionaires to demonetization, Ambani still the richest

According to the Hurun Global Rich List India, India's club of the richest has shrunk by 11 people since the demonetization was unleashed in November.

India's richest 1% control over half of nation's wealth

23 Nov 2016

India
India's richest 1% control over half of nation's wealth

A Credit Suisse study showed that India's richest 1% currently exercise ownership over 53% of the country's overall wealth.

Wipro's massive drive to drive automation

03 Nov 2016

Business
Wipro's massive drive to drive automation

Indian software company Wipro is looking to bolster automation across the company's varied segments, enabling greater productivity.