Premji is ranked 13th on Forbes' first ever list of '100 Richest People In Tech', followed by Nadar on the 14th spot. Two Indian-origin technology czars Romesh Wadhwani and Bharat Desai are also in the list.
    
Forbes said Premji, 70, who has a net worth of USD 17.4 billion, is among Asia's most generous tycoons, having given away more than USD four billion of his fortune.
    
Nadar has a net worth of USD 14.4 billion and gets bulk of his wealth from software services outfit HCL Technologies.
    
Wadhwani is ranked 73rd on the list with a USD 2.8 billion net worth. While, Bharat Desai and family have been ranked 82nd with a net worth of USD 2.5 billion.
    
American billionaires dominate the list occupying 51 slots. Tech barons from Asia made a strong showing as well, with 33 people hailing from that region.
    
Bill Gates, who is the world's richest man, ranks number one among tech tycoons, with a net worth of USD 79.6 billion. Number two on the list is Ellison with a net worth estimated at USD 50 billion.

The list includes Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg at rank 4, followed by Google co-founder Larry Page at 5. In total, the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires are worth USD 842.9 billion.
    
The list has only seven women, the wealthiest of whom is Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple's late chief Steve Jobs, with an estimated net worth of USD 21.4 billion.

 

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