Top 10 tech billionaires in India

Mar 2, 2021

By: Prabhjote Gill

1. Shiv Nadar & family — USD 27 billion

Shiv Nadar, the richest IT billionaire in India, is the founder of HCL. His daughter, Roshni Nadar, is currently the chairman of HCL Technologies.

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Shiv Nadar's wealth increased by USD 10 billion

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2. Azim Premji & family — USD 5.2 billion

Azim Premji, the founder of Wipro, is India’s second richest man despite having given more than half of his wealth away.

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3. S Gopalakrishnan & family — USD 3.3 billion

The former vice chairman of Infosys and currently serving as the chairman of Axilor Ventures, Gopalakrishnan is the third richest IT billionaire of India.

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4. NR Narayana Murthy & family — USD 3.1 billion

Murthy is a co-founder of Infosys. He has been the chairman, CEO, president, and chief mentor of the company before retiring and taking the title chairman emeritus.

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Murthy's estimate net worth is up by 35 percent

His son-in-law Rishi Sunak, 40, is the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the most powerful person in the British government after the Prime Minister.

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5. Sanjeev Bikhchandani — USD 3 billion

Bikhchandani is the executive vice chairman of Info Edge, which owns Naukri.com, and the co-founder of Ashoka University.

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6. Byju Raveendran & family — USD 2.8 billion

Byju Raveendran and wife Divya Gokulnath are the sixth richest IT billionaires in India. They founded the only ed-tech company Byju’s in 2011.

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7. Nandan Nilekani & family — USD 2.2 billion​

Another Infosys co-founder, Nandan Nilekani, is one of the richest men in IT in India. He has also served as the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

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8. SD Shibulal & family — USD 2.1 billion

Shibulal has served as the CEO and MD of Infosys. He is also one of the seven founding members of the IT behemoth.

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9. Dinesh Krishnaswamy & family — USD 2 billion

He is the fourth Infosys co-founder on the top 10 IT billionaires of India list.

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10. Nithin Kamath & family — USD 1.9 billion

Kamath is an Indian entrepreneur. He co-founded Zerodha, a digital financial services company and currently serves as the company’s director.

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