Ismailis in the News: Azim Premji

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AZIM PREMJI

Azim Premji Leading by Example

1. He finished his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University through a special correspondence program more than 30 years after leaving the school in 1966 to head up Wipro after his father’s death.

2. India’s government gave him the Padmabhushana, one of the highest civilian awards in the country.

3. He established the Azim Premji Foundation, dedicated to creating equitable education across India.

4. In 2004, Time magazine listed him as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

5. Though Forbes estimates his wealth at $13 billion, he drove a Ford Escort until two years ago. Now he drives a Toyota Corolla.


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7 thoughts

  1. YAM, very proud of yuh…ur an inspiration to many young ismaili entepreneurs, hope to become like yuh one day

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