Indian tech billionaire gives an incredible £5.7BILLION to charity - India's biggest ever donation

Mail Online | 3/14/2019 | Joel Adams For Mailonline
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One of India's wealthiest billionaires has given £5.7 billion to charity, in the country's largest single charitable donation.

It brings the total donated by Wipro chairman Azim Premj, 73, to nearly £16 billion in cash and shares.

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Mr Premj is India's second-richest person with an estimated current net worth of £14 million.

The tycoon, who built his father's vegetable oil business into global software conglomerate Wipro, has made several donations to his own charitable trust over the years.

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The Azim Premji Foundation now owns 67 per cent of Wipro's shares, the foundation said in a statement reported on CNN.

Mr Premji was the first Indian to sign the Giving Pledge, a campaign started by Warren Buffett with Bill and Melinda Gates to encourage billionaires around the world to commit most of their wealth to charity.

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His foundation works directly in education and supports over 150 other...
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