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Most Generous Indians IT tycoon Azim Premji is the ‘ Most Generous Indians ” , donating INR 27,514 C r 36 Indians on the list, down from 50 last year

  • IT tycoon Azim Premji is the ‘Most Generous Indian, donating INR 27,514 Cr
  • 36 Indians on the list, down from 50 last year. 12 new entrants and 26 drop outs
  • With a net worth of INR 9000 Cr, ‘Education King’ Sunny Varkey, 58, joins Gates and Buffett by pledging half his wealth to the ‘Giving Pledge’.
  • Nandan, Rohini Nilekani & Family, came in second with a donation of INR 2404 Cr, primarily towards the cause of urban governance, public policy and education.
  • Education remains the most favoured philanthropic cause, accounting for 84% of donations
  • Led by Azim Premji, South Indians in the list donated more than the North Indians
  • Average donation increased from INR 300 crores last year to INR 900 crores this year, mainly on the back of Premji’s donation
  • With 10 individuals, Mumbai is home to most of the Hurun philanthropists, followed by Bengaluru and Delhi
  • Anu Aga and Family of Thermax donate 30% of family’s income to their flagship intiative Teach for India Campaign.
  • With a donation of INR 35 Cr, Rohan Murthy (32) of Infosys is the youngest philanthropist on the list; Oldest being Pallonji Mistry (86) of Shapoorji Pallonji who donated INR 96 crores.
  • 5 do not live in India. Of the non residents, 4 made their donations in India.
  • Average age of 63 years, one year older than the average age of the Hurun India Rich List 2015.
  • 33 of the Top 36 are also listed in the Hurun India Rich List 2015.
  • The total contribution of top 3 in Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, shot up by 53% (INR 16,491 Cr) more than previous year.
  • The philanthropists made their money mainly from the tech sector, also one of the biggest wealth creators on the Hurun India Rich List.
  • With 6 individuals, Infosys has created the highest number of philanthropists on the list.
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