Top Indian business tycoons from IT sector

And as the IT sector is ever-growing, it has even started dominating other sectors of the economy. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has given this sector a positive blow to growth.

As soon as the Business Tycoons are spelled, the very first thought that comes to our mind is the personalities from IT backgrounds. India has a high tradition of entrepreneurship and enterprise, dating back to the early 20th century. Undoubtedly India has produced numerous billionaire entrepreneurs. Among those, we will discuss the top tycoons from the IT sector.

And as the IT sector is ever-growing, it has even started dominating other sectors of the economy. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has given this sector a positive blow to growth.

Shiv Nadar –

Shiv Nadar
Shiv Nadar
  • Shiv Nadar is an Indian IT pioneer who co-founded HCL Technologies Ltd., in 1976. Interestingly, HCL now among India’s largest software service providers, was started from the garage.
  • He has been conferred Padma Bhushan for his efforts in the IT industry.
  • As a philanthropist, he put his efforts into developing the educational system of India through the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
  • He is the third richest person in India and the 40th richest person in the world.
  • His net worth is $32.8 billion, as of 2022, as per sources.
  • HCL technologies employ around 169,000 people in 50 countries.

Azim Premji –

Azim Premji
Azim Premji
  • Azim Premji was the chairman of Wipro Limited and remains the chairman founder of the Indian tech giant.
  • He is known as the ‘Czar’ of the Indian IT Industry which means ruler or emperor, in Russia.
  • He is among the richest men in India with an estimated net worth of US$32.8 billion according to sources.
  • Being a great philanthropist, he believes that being rich “did not thrill” him. As of his ideology, he became the first Indian to sign up for The Giving Pledge. This campaign is to encourage the richest personalities to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

N. R. Narayan Murthy – 

 

Narayan Murthy
Narayan Murthy
  • Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy legendary co-founder of Infosys, in 1981.
  • He did a master’s degree from IIT, Kanpur.
  • He has been conferred with the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards for his contribution to the IT sector.
  • He is described as the “father of the Indian IT sector” by Time Magazine.
  • His net worth is estimated at US$4.3 billion, as of October 2021, per sources.

Senapathy Gopalkrishnan – 

Senapathy Gopalkrsihnan
  • Senapathy Gopalkrishnan also cofounded Indian tech giant Infosys, with Narayan Murthy.
  • After serving from Infosys, Krishnan remains active in promoting the startup ecosystem in India.
  • As a philanthropist, he is supporting research and studies in the fields of-  brain sciences,  and healthcare in India.
  • He has received both master’s degrees – M.Sc and M.Tech from IIT, Madras.

 

Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath –

Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath
  • Raveendran is among the youngest richest personalities in India.
  • He and his wife Divya Gokulnath founded Byju’s in 2011. Byju is a edtech company.
  • With a net worth of 250 crores USD, as of 2022.
  • The student base of Byju has grown to 100 million students. It also has around 6 million annual paid subscriptions.
  •  It had investments from top tech companies -Tencent, Tiger Global, and even from Mark Zuckerberg, in July 2021.

Sridhar Vembu & Siblings –

Shridhar Venbu
Shridhar Vembu
  • Sridhar Vembu is the founder and CEO of  Zoho, founded in 1996.
  • He is the 59th richest Indian in the world with a net worth of US$2.5 billion, as of 2020(Forbes report).
  • Vembu has studied Ph.D. in electrical engineering (Princeton) and started his career at Qualcomm.
  • Zoho Corporation is Indian MNC that makes a web-based business tool. Popular for its online office suite.
  • Zoho has more than 60 million users worldwide, as per sources.