Azim Premji

Azim Premji Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 17, 2023

Date of Birth

24 / July / 1945


79 Years



Azim Hashim Premji, an Indian entrepreneur, and philanthropist, served as the chairman of Wipro Limited and continues to be a non-executive member of the board as well as the founder chairman. Known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry, Premji is credited with leading Wipro through four decades of growth and diversification, establishing it as a global leader in the software industry.

Azim Premji Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

His achievements earned him recognition as one of the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek in 2010 and a place among Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in both 2004 and 2011. He is also consistently included in The 500 Most Influential Muslims list.


He, who was born in Bombay, India, comes from a Gujarati Muslim family. His father, Mohamed Hashem Premji, was a prominent merchant known as the Rice King of Burma. In 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, invited Premji’s father to visit the country, but he declined the invitation and chose to remain in India.

Yasmeen Premji Azim Premji Wife

Yasmeen Premji Azim Premji’s Wife

Rishad Premji Azim Premji Son

Rishad Premji Azim Premji’s Son

Tariq Premji Azim Premji Son

Tariq Premji Azim Premji’s Son

Azim Premji Family Pics

Azim Premji’s Family Pics

Early Life and Education

He was born into a Kutchi Indian Muslim family from Gujarat in Bombay, India. His father was a renowned businessman and was famously referred to as the “Rice King of Burma”. Despite receiving an invitation from Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, to relocate to Pakistan, Premji’s father, Muhammed Hashim Premji, declined the offer and decided to continue residing in India.

Premji holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is married to Yasmeen Premji, and together they have two children named Rishad and Tariq. Currently, Rishad Premji serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the IT business Wipro.


In 1945, Muhammed Hashim Premji founded Western Indian Vegetable Products Ltd in the town of Amalner, located in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. The company specialized in manufacturing cooking oil under the brand name Sunflower Vanaspati, as well as a laundry soap called 787, which was a byproduct of the oil manufacturing process.

Following his father’s passing in 1966, Azim Premji, who was studying engineering at Stanford University at the time, returned to India to take over the company. At the time, it was still known as Western Indian Vegetable Products, and primarily dealt in hydrogenated oil manufacturing.

However, Azim Premji decided to diversify the company’s offerings and expanded into other areas such as bakery fats, ethnic ingredient-based toiletries, hair care soaps, baby toiletries, lighting products, and hydraulic cylinders.

Net Worth

His net worth stands at $9 billion presently. Apart from holding a 75% stake in Wipro, he also possesses several other private funds. He is an inspiration to numerous young people in India who admire his relentless dedication toward his goals. Throughout his career, Premji has believed that a combination of hard work and vision can lead to the desired outcomes.

Net Worth (2023) $9 Billion
NET Worth in USD 2023 900 Crore USD
Net Worth In Indian Rupees Rs 66000 Crore
Profession Businessmen
Monthly Income And Salary 275 Crore +
yearly Income 3000 Crore +
Last Updated 2023

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In December 2010, Azim Premji pledged to donate $2 billion towards the betterment of school education in India. This generous donation is the biggest of its kind in India.

Azim Premji Foundation

In 2001, He founded the Azim Premji Foundation, which is a non-profit organization. In 2010, he made a noteworthy contribution towards enhancing the state of school education in India by donating a staggering amount of $2 billion.

Azim Premji Company List

Current Companies

Company Name Designation Appointment Date
Wipro Limited Director 31 Jul 2007
Wipro Enterprises Private Limited Director 17 Aug 2010
Wipro Ge Healthcare Private Limited Director 30 Mar 1990
Napean Trading And Investment Company Private Limited Director 06 Jun 1974
Regal Investment And Trading Company Private Limited. Director 11 Sep 1974
Vidya Investment And Trading Company Private Limited. Director 11 Sep 1974
Zash Investment And Trading Company Private Limited Director 10 May 1983
Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives Private Limited Director 18 Feb 2000
Azim Premji Safe Deposit Company Private Limited Wholetime Director 17 Aug 2010
Azim Premji Custodial And Management Services Private Limited Director 18 Feb 2013
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Limited Nominee Director 19 Feb 2003
Trust Services Private Limited Wholetime Director 05 Jul 2010
Azim Premji Trustee Company Private Limited Director 04 Dec 2009
Azim Premji Foundation For Development Director 09 Dec 2009
Azim Premji Foundation Director 09 Mar 2001

Previous Companies

Company Name Designation Appointment Date End Date
Prazim Trading And Investment Company Private Limited. Director 13 Nov 1981
Tarish Investment And Trading Company Private Limited. Director 19 May 1983
Hasham Premji Private Limited Director 11 Nov 1974 01 September 2012
Hasham Investment And Trading Co Pvt Ltd Director 10 May 1983

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Bombay Bombay Presidency British India
Children Sons: Rishad Premji, Tariq Premji
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Grey
Height In CM 157 CM
Height In Meter 1.57 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Mohamed Hashem Premji
Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Businessman
Siblings Brother: Name Not Known
Spous Yasmeen Premji
Weight 65 Kg
143 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Leo


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