Business: Azim Premji

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Business: Azim Premji

Age: 63
Chairman, Wipro

Premji's empire spreads from technology to cooking oil and soaps. He owns over 80% of Wipro, the third-largest Indian IT company. This gives him a vantage position on India's richest businessmen list. Over the years, Wipro has acquired companies globally and was one of the first to set up operations in Japan, China, and Australia.