2020 has been a testing year for companies across India. Despite the pandemic and consequent headwinds, the wealth of IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich Listers has risen twice as fast as the growth of all the companies listed in the BSE in net market capitalization. 161 new faces were introduced by IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020. Here we take a look at the top 15 richest billionaires in Indian tech on the list. Read on to understand the titles …
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO, Paytm
With a net worth of Rs 23,000 crore, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO of Paytm and creator, ranks on the list at No. 5. As per Hurun ‘s study, his wealth increased by 13 percent in 2020 compared to 2019.
Shiv Nadar, founder, HCL Enterprise
With a net worth of Rs 1,41,700 crore, HCL founder Shiv Nadar tops the list.
Azim Premji, founder chairman, Wipro
Wipro ‘s founding chairman, Azim Premji, is at No. 2 on the list. His net worth is Rs 1,14,400 crore, as per the survey.
Jay Chaudhry, CEO, chairman and founder, Zscaler
Jay Chaudhry, the CEO, chairman and founder of the cloud computing company Zscaler, is the third richest tech billionaire on the list. His total wealth is Rs 65,800 crore, as per the list.
Sunil Mittal, founder and chairman Bharti Enterprises
Sunil Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises with a network of Rs 25,500 crore, is at No. 4.
Byju Raveendran, founder, Byju’s
Byju Raveendran stands at No. 5. Compared to 2019, his wealth rose 113 percent in 2020, his total wealth is Rs 20,400 crore as per the survey.
S Gopalkrishnan, former Infosys CEO
One of Infosys’ co-founders is S Gopalkrishnan. His total wealth stands at Rs 18,100 crore, according to the India Infoline Wealth and The Hurun Institute survey.
NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys co-founder
The net worth of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy is Rs 16,400 crore.
Divyank Turakhia, founder, Media.Net
Divyank Turakhia is the founder of Media. Net, a global advertisement firm, and his net worth is Rs 14,000 crore, according to the survey.
Amod Malviya, co-founder, Udaan
One of the co-founders of Udaan, the Bangalore-based B2B e-commerce website, is Amod Malviya. In 2020, his net worth rose by 274 per cent to Rs 13,000 crore.
Sujeet Kumar, co-founder, Udaan
The co-founder, Udaan, is also Sujeet Kumar. His net worth is Rs 13,000 crore, as per the Hurun Institute list.
Vaibhav Gupta, Co-founder, Udaan
Another co-founder of Udaan, the net worth of Vaibhav Gupta stands at Rs 13,000 crore in 2020.
Nandan Nilekani, non-executive chairman, Infosys
One of the co-founders and the non-executive chairman of Infosys is Nandan Nilekani. At Rs 12,000 crore, his total wealth stands.
Radha Vembu, product manager, Zoho
With a total wealth of Rs 12,000 crore, Zoho ‘s director, Radha Vembu, is next on the list. The Chennai-based company is among the top five global providers of business e-mail.
SD Shibulal co-founder, Infosys
SD Shibulal is another Infosys co-founder on the list. Rs 12,000 crore is his net worth.