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Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

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Net worth 2018: $1.85 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Bangalore, India
Country: India
BirthDay: 5 April 1955
Sigh: Taurus
Children: 1
Education: Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology
BIOGRAPHY

Senapathy Gopalakrishnan was bornon 5 April 1955 in Bangalore, India, India. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan is #1296 in List Billionaires People In The World. Cofounder of Infosys Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan retired from the company in 2014. Since his retirement he has personally invested in 63 startups, including 17 companies through his business incubator Axilor Ventures. Gopalakrishnan has also funded and created Itihaasa, a digital app that chronicles the evolution of India's IT industry. He has pledged $2.5 million for a new centre for innovation and entrepreneurship at IIT Madras, his alma mater.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$1.3 Billion

2011

$1.6 Billion

2012

$1.5 Billion

2013

$1.35 Billion

2014

$1.5 Billion

2015

$1.85 Billion

2016

$1.6 Billion

2017

$1.6 Billion

2018

$1.85 Billion

TIMELINE
Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, popularly known as Kris Gopalakrishnan, is the executive vice chairman (former co-chairman) of Infosys, a global consulting and IT services company based in India. He is also one of its seven founders. He was elected as the President of India's apex industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2013-14.Kris Gopalakrishnan was born in Thiruvanathapuram on April 5, 1955. He spent his school days in Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Thycaud, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.Kris obtained an M.Sc. (Physics) in 1977 and M. Tech. (Computer Science) in 1979, both from IIT, Madras. He started his career as a software engineer with Patni Computers, Mumbai in 1979.In 1981, Gopalakrishnan co-founded Infosys with six other entrepreneurs. His initial years at Infosys included management of design, development, implementation and support of information systems for clients in the U.S. consumer products industry. From 1987 to 1994, Gopalakrishnan headed the technical operations of KSA/Infosys (a joint venture between Infosys and KSA in Atlanta, Georgia).In 2007, Kris took over as CEO and Managing Director of Infosys Technologies Limited from Nandan Nilekani. During his 4-year tenure, Infosys' topline doubled to $6 billion. Kris previously served as Chief Operating Officer (since April 2002), and as the President and Joint Managing Director (since August 2006). His responsibilities included Customer Services, Technology, Investments and Acquisitions. In August 2011, he handed over the responsibility of CEO and MD to his colleague and another co-founder of Infosys, S D Shibulal. He was later appointed Executive Vice-Chairman of Infosys Board. He served as Non-executive Vice Chairman of Infosys Board from June 14 till October 10, 2014.In 2014 Gopalakrishnan co-founded Axilor Ventures, a venture capital platform for young entrepreneurs. On March 8, 2016 Gopalakrishnan launched the 5th edition of IBETO hosted every year by Govt. Model Engineering College, Kochi.He was also a keynote speaker at Consilience 2013, organised by National Law School of India University, Bengaluru on Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing.Civilian awards: In 2011, Government of India awarded him with Padma Bhushan which is India's third highest civilian honor.Kris has contributed Rs. 225 Crore (40 Million USD) to the Pure Sciences to develop a Centre for Brain Research at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He is also one of the single-largest donor to the 105-year-old institute ever received from an individual.
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