Bangalore's Richest Businessmen
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Bangalore's Richest Businessmen

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 31 October 2011, 12:59 Hrs
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Bangalore: The richest Indians have been listed by Forbes recently. But did you know that 10 of the richest Indians were from Bangalore? Here is the list of the rich Bangaloreans who have made India's Silicon valley proud.

1. Azim Premji:

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Azim Premji, the Chairman of Wipro is the third richest Indian. The business tycoon has been directing the functions of the company for 4 decades, developing and influencing the growth of the brand. He holds the 74 percent of the stake in the company. Under his reign, the company grew from $2.5 million to 7 billion. The company recently underwent few failures. Premji replaced his long term workers and co-chief executives by another Wipro insider to boost up the company's revenue. He did an educational charity worth $2 billion in December 2010. This year he was honored with Padma Vibhushan the India's second highest civilian award. Premji currently is worth $13 billion.




2. N.R. Narayana Murthy:

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Narayana Murthy is the 32 richest Indian. The Co-founder of Infosys stepped down from the Chairman position this year. He has served the company for 30 years. He owns a venture capital fund called Catamaran. He also chairs on the boards of HSBC, Ford foundation, UN foundation. He was in news when he stated that quality of education and students studying in IITs have depreciated. He and his wife Sudha, a well known writer gave $5.2 million to Havard University in the year 2010 to bring out the translations of Indian classics. At present he is the Emeritus of Infosys and holds a minority stake in the company. Narayana Murthy owns $1.65 billion.

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Reader's comments(7)
1: Hello Sir, You know what that people with talent not get opportunity because people with money create it. If you agree let me know
Posted by:Pratik - 17 Mar, 2016
2: sir i have done bba and i want to do business plz sir tell me which type should i do the business.
i belong to india and from mp in bhopal
Posted by:prakash mathur - 25 May, 2015
3: Many Are from Infosys only.. people say infosys won't pay much for employee , now i got to know the main reason for it as it is going to founders pockets only....
Posted by:badri - 11 Nov, 2011
4: They may be rich but they are body shoppers as pointed out by Chetan Bhagat. They entice young talent and throw them out in 5-8 years. They are rich but they can't be like Bill Gates, Ferrari, Jobs, Godrej, et al so that people can make a career and retire. They should recall the tortures of their struggling days and should try to alleviate other people's problems. That is what Late SL Kirloskar used to say.
Posted by:JB Padhi - 01 Nov, 2011
5: INDIA APPEARS TO BE COUNTRY OF TRADERS, BY THE TRADERS FOR THE TRADERS, SPEAKS ALL. ANALYSE AND DECIDE YOURSELF
Posted by:SATISH - 01 Nov, 2011
6: many blame the population as the "reason" for e'thing..the corrupt governments-mainly led by politicians, governmental functionaries, greedy businessman, middlemen-brokers who cant do anything but bribe, unlawful policemen, unaccountable judiciary are the people responsible for the current state. a strong janlok pal bill, judicial reforms electoral reforms is the only way out as a next step towards a"good governance".......not that things will transform N become good overnight, but will have the teeth to bite the "culprits"...a strong public support from educated middle class and equal support from lower N lower middle class in terms of dharna's/silent rally-protests etc will eventually make this happen....all of us need to support "Anna" for this so that we can have this in reality------controversies will come/accusations will be levied as Politicians does not want "corrupt free" atmosphere....let us all be together and lets us all understand that "there is no free lunch" for any one and each Re needs to be earned hard....
Posted by:satish - 01 Nov, 2011
7: why is india still poor with child labor, poor water supply, unreliable electric supply, forced prostitution,
hunger and so on?

one answer politicians. businessmen create wealth and create jobs. politicians create and exploit issues. ofcourse businessmen end up sleeping with politicians or else they can never amass this much money. go figure.

if per-capita daily living wages are $2 it takes only $2B a day to feed the folks in india. so it is not that too difficult to eradicate poverty but for the middlemen.
Posted by:ram - 31 Oct, 2011
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