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Two Indian tycoons among World's tech billionaires

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Two Indian tycoons among World's tech billionaires

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and HCL Co-founder Shiv Nadar are in the Forbes' first-ever list of the 100 richest people in the technology field. However, the list was dominated by the Americans with Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the top.
Azim Premji, 70, with a net-worth of $17.4 billion is ranked 13th on the list followed by Shiv Nadar, 70, in the 14th spot with $14.4 billion net-worth.
Premji's Wipro is India's third largest outsourcer,had a 10 percent rise in its revenues to $1.9billion in the last quarter, due to generation of new clients such as ABB and Philip Morris.
Nadar has invested into healthcare with HCL Avitas, which is a new firm in partnership with John Hopkins Medicine International, which has opened 10 clinics in Delhi.
Two Indian-Americans tech leaders, Romesh Wadhwani, CEO and Chairman of Symphony Technology Group and Bharat Desai, Co-founder of IT consulting and outsourcing company Syntel also figured on the list.
Wadhwani, 67, ranked 73rd with net-worth of $2.8 billion whike Desai, 62, has a net-worth of $;2.5 billion and is on the 82nd spot.
Bill Gates, who is the world's richest man, ranks number one among tech-tycoons. He has a net-worth of $79.6 billion.
Larry Ellison is on number two in the list, founder of database software from Oracle.
The third richest man on the list is Jeff Bezzos having a net-worth of $47.8 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, is on the fourth place with $41.2 billion net-worth.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sorgey Brin are marked fifth and sixth respectively.
Only 7 women made it to the list, the wealthiest of them is Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs. She has an estimated net-worth of $21.4 billion.
The world's 100 richest tech billionaires are collectively worth $842.9 billion.

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