NR Narayan Murthy The IITian Billionaire

IITian Billionaire: Meet Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy or NR Narayan Murthy an Indian businessman and an IITian Billionaire. NR Narayan Murthy is one of the seven co-founders of Infosys. Through a series of achievements and dedication, NR Narayan Murthy has garnered the tag of an IITian Billionaire. The name is famous worldwide for the Infosys company that he served.

Not only this, he has previously served as the role of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president, and chief mentor of the company before retiring and taking the title of Chairman Emeritus.

IITian Billionaire – NR Narayan Murthy

As of April 2023, Murthy’s net worth was estimated to be $4.1 billion, making him the 611th richest person in the world according to Forbes. The Forbes List of Billionaires ranked him in 41st position in its list for the year 2022.

Starting with the very beginning, Murthy was born on 20 August 1946 in Shidlaghatta city of Karnataka. He was a bright student from the start. After completing his school education, Murthy went to the National Institute of Engineering (NIT) and graduated in 1967 with a degree in electrical engineering. In 1969 he received his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. With this, he also made it to the list of one of the IIT Kanpur Notable alumni.

Before starting Infosys, Murthy worked at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad as a chief systems programmer, and Patni Computer Systems in Pune, Maharashtra.

N R Narayan Murthy Personal Stats
Full NameNagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy
Born on 20 August 1946
Age76
EducationMaster of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Known forFounder and Chairman of Infosys
Source of WealthBusiness
ResidenceBangalore, India
CitizenshipIndia
Marital StatusMarried to Sudha Murthy
Children2 ( Akshata Murthy and Rohan Murthy)
N R Narayan Murthy Personal Stats
N R Narayan Murthy’s Journey at Infosys
  • Murthy’s journey started at Infosys in 1981.
  • The IITian Billionaire, Murthy was the CEO from 1981 to 2002, as well as the chairman from 2002 to 2011.
  • In 2011, he stepped down from the board and became the chairman emeritus. 
  • In June 2013, Murthy was appointed as the executive chairman for a period of five years.
N R Narayan Murthy’s Achievements
  • Murthy has been listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time by Fortune magazine.
  • Murthy got the title of “father of the Indian IT sector” by Time magazine and CNBC for his contribution to outsourcing in India.
  • In 2013, he received Sayaji Ratna Award.
  • Again, in 2013 he received the title of Philanthropist of the Year by the Asian Awards.
  • Also, Murthy has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan Award in 2008 by the government of India.
  • He was also awarded Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.
  • He was honored with the Padma Shri award in 2000.

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