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In What May Be its Largest Ever Gift to Charity, Businessman in India Donates $7.5 Billion

A 73-year-old billionaire may have just made the single largest donation to charity in Indian history. Azim Premji is the chairman of Wipro Ltd., the fourth-largest IT service company in the country. Though the company started by his father in 1945 had humble beginnings as a small vegetable oil manufacturer, Wipro is now worth billions. Premji himself is ranked as the second-richest man in India, according to Bloomberg , but he has created more of a name for himself through his giving—an astonishing philanthropic legacy. Earlier this week, Premji announced that he would be giving $7.5 billion to the […]

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