8. Azim Premji, India, Net worth: $18.2 billion
Premji’s father was a successful businessman when his father started the company ‘Western Indian Vegetable Products’ that manufactured hydrogenated oil. So, Premji would inherit his father’s wealth for his business.
Born on 1945, Premji studied Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in the United States. After completing his studies, he returned back to India and took over his father’s business when he tragically passed away. Instead of giving continuation to manufacturing hydrogenated oil, Premji used his engineering expertise to create microcomputers. He even changed the company’s name to WiPro.
He is also considered to be one of the most philanthropic businessmen in all India. He donates 30% of his profit for education and is also involved with an elite society of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates to work for charity.