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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Founder of Infosys
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Net worth 2018: $1.8 Billion
Residence: Mysore
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 20 August 1946
Sigh: Virgo
Education: University of Mysore, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, National Institute of Engineering

N. R. Narayana Murthy was bornon 20 August 1946 in Mysore, Indian, is Founder of Infosys. One of the brilliant minds behind the founding of the Indian multinational corporation Infosys Ltd., N. R. Narayana Murthy, is an industrialist counted amongst the greatest Indian industrialists of the contemporary time. Infosys is a major IT company which provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services, and Murthy has played a tremendous role in ensuring its success. From an early age Murthy displayed signs of greatness and received his education from one of the top technological institutions in India. Before venturing to become an entrepreneur he had worked with Patni Computer Systems in Pune. He had always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and hoped to form a big company which would create job opportunities for the country’s youngsters. Blessed with a brilliant mind and astute business sense, he formed Infosys with six other software professionals including Nandan Nilekani and N. S. Raghavan with an initial capital of just Rs. 10, 000. Over the years the company grew manifold to become one of the top IT services companies based in India. His company’s contribution to the growth of the IT sector in India has been immense and the ‘Time’ magazine described him as the “Father of Indian IT Sector”. He has been honored with several awards for his contribution to the Indian industrial sector.


$1.8 Billion


He stepped down as the Executive Chairman in June 2014


The performance of Infosys suffered in his absence and thus he returned to the company as Executive Chairman and Additional Director in June 2013


He retired from the company in August 2011, taking the title Chairman Emeritus


He became the Chairman of the Board in 2002 and the Chief Mentor in 2006


The company’s headquarters was shifted from Pune to Bangalore in 1983


Murthy became the CEO of Infosys and served in this position from 1981


He worked overseas in the 1970s, and the years he spent in Paris had a deep influence on him


He then went to the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and earned his master’s degree in 1969


On his father’s advice he joined a local engineering college, the National Institute of Engineering and graduated in 1967 with a degree in Electrical Engineering


He was born on 20 August 1946, in Sidlaghatta, Karnataka, in a middle-class family

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