Forbes has announced its list of the World’s 100 Richest Tech Billionaires In 2016′ in the field of technology and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and HCL co-founder Shiv Nadar are the only two Indian billionaires in Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 richest people, And they rank in the top 20, ahead of Google boss Eric Schmidt and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
Azim Premji has taken the 13th spot, while Shiv Nadar is at the 17th spot. The Wipro Chairman’s net worth has been pegged at $16 million by Forbes, while Nadar’s net worth comes at $11.6 billion. Azim Premji was ahead of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and Space X. The two Indian tycoons together beat Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Uber’s Travis Kalanick among others.
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The ‘100 Richest Tech Billionaires In The World 2016’ list has been topped by Microsoft founder Bill Gates with an estimated fortune of USD 78 billion. Two Indian-American technology czars Symphony Technology Group CEO Romesh Wadhwani and founders of IT consulting and outsourcing company Syntel Bharat Desai and his wife Neerja Sethi are also on the list.