Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and HCL founder Shiv Nadar are the sole 2 Indian tycoons within the high twenty richest folks inside the world of technology, in line with an inaugural list by Forbes, flat-top by Microsoft co-founder Gates.
Premji is graded thirteenth on Forbes’ 1st ever list of ‘100 Richest folks in Tech’, followed by Nadar on the ordinal spot.
Two Indian-origin technology czars Romesh Wadhwani and Bharat Desai are also on the list.
Forbes said Premji, 70, who incorporates a net value of USD 17.4 billion, is among Asia’s most generous tycoons, having given away more than USD four billion of his fortune.
Shiv Nadar incorporates a net value of USD 14.4 billion and gets bulk of his wealth from software services outfit HCL Technologies.
Wadhwani is graded 73rd on the list with a USD 2.8 billion net value. The 67-year-old IIT alumna is chief executive officer and Chairman of Symphony Technology cluster, a set of twenty corporations spanning big data, analytics and software with combined annual revenue of 3 billion dollars.
In July 2015, he declared plans to commit up to USD one billion to the Wadhwani Foundations to fund entrepreneurship in India, he didn’t offer a timetable for the funding.
Desai and family are graded 82nd with a net value of USD 2.5 billion. The 62-year-old and his better half Neerja founded IT consulting and outsourcing company Syntel in 1980, out of their housing in Michigan.
American billionaires dominate the list occupying fifty one slots. tech barons from Asia created a robust showing further, with thirty three folks hailing from that region.
Eight folks from Europe created the cut , a minimum net value USD two billion, as did a pair from Middle East and one from Latin America. Forty of the 100 reside in California.
Gates, who’s the world’s richest man, ranks most wanted among tech tycoons, with a net value of USD 79.6 billion.
Number 2 on the list is Ellison with a net value calculable at USD fifty billion.
Ellison ceded the chief executive officer spot at Oracle last year to 2 co-CEOs, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, however still is Oracle’s chairman and chief technology officer.
Oracle is finding it more durable to grow as an organization, revenues for the year that ended in could were down slightly from the previous year to USD 38.2 billion, Forbes aforesaid.
The third richest on the list is Jeff Bezos, whose net value shot up dramatically in July once Amazon.com, stunned analysts and rumored a rare profit for its second quarter.
The list includes Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg at rank four, followed by Google co-founder Larry Page at five, Alibaba chief Jack Ma (7), Google’s executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (20), Uber chief executive officer Travis Kalanick (35) and square chief executive officer Jack Dorsey (92). In total, the world’s one hundred richest tech billionaires post a calculable price of USD 842.9 billion.
The list has solely seven ladies, the wealthiest of whom is Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple’s late chief Steve Jobs, with an net web value of 21.4 billion dollars.
The average age of the cluster is fifty three, that could be a decade younger than the typical age of all billionaires; fifteen of the one hundred are beneath age forty.