Richest IITians Of All Times

Who said engineers couldn’t make it big? Actually, they can’t make it big because they make it Giant. Prepare yourself to be amazed by the success stories of some of the richest IITians of all time. From IIT Delhi alumni to IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay the brilliance has gathered in its full form to make it to this list. These brilliant minds not only conquered the realms of science and technology but also built empires that have left the world in awe.

How many IITians are billionaires or millionaires?

The list of IITian billionaires is long enough to count. IITian entrepreneurs like Sundar Pichai, Jay Chaudhary, and Naryana Murthy are some of the richest IITians in the world and are also counted among the list of IITian billionaires and millionaires.

Richest IITians Of All Time

We all know that IITs are some of the brightest minds in the country. But the magic happens when intellect combines with an entrepreneurial spirit. This article delves into the lives of the richest IITians of all time and unravels the secrets behind their extraordinary success. Read below to fetch your answer to who is the richest IITian in India and in the world.

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Sundar Pichai

Pichai Sundararajan better known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian-American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. As per reports, Sundar Pichai’s estimated net worth is $1310 million (1.31 billion), or roughly ₹10,810 crores. Sundar Pichai is considered one of the most powerful people in the world. Sundar Pichai’s IIT Rank secured him admission to the prestigious IIT Kharagpur. Sundar Pichai is married to Anjali Pichai.

Date of BirthJune 10, 1972 Madurai, Tamil Nadu
IIT AttendedIIT Kharagpur
Business/RoleCEO of Google and Alphabet
AwardsPadma Bhushan
FieldTechnology
Sundar Pichai

Jay Chaudhry

Jay Chaudhry is an IIT Varanasi alumni. He is an Indian-American billionaire entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of cloud security company Zscaler. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), and a master’s in Computer Engineering, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.

Chaudhry founded SecureIT, CipherTrust, AirDefense, and CoreHarbor. And after Zscaler’s March 2018, he was reckoned to be a billionaire. Jay Chaudhary is often counted as the richest IITians in India of all time.

In 2021, Jay Choudhary made it to the Forbes 400 list of richest people in America, securing the 45th run with a net worth of US$16.3 billion (as of October 2021). He was among 7 Indian Americans who made this list.

Date of Birth1958, Una, Punjab
IIT AttendedIIT Varanasi
Business/RoleCEO and Founder of Zscaler
Company FoundedZscaler
FieldBusiness
Jay Chaudhry

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Bharat Desai

Bharat Desai is an American billionaire businessman and the co-founder and chairman of Syntel. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA in finance from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is counted among the richest IITians in India.

Bharat Desai and his family have been ranked 82nd with a net worth of $2.5 billion as per reports.

Date of BirthNovember 1952, Kenya
IIT AttendedIIT Bombay
Business/RoleCo-founder and Chairman of Syntel
Company FoundedSyntel
FieldInformation Technology and Services
Bharat Desai

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Anurag Dikshit

Anurag Dikshit is an Indian businessman from the list of IIT Delhi Notable alumni. He completed his degree in  Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He is the co-founder of the online PartyGaming. Anurag himself wrote the PartGaming company’s betting software. Anurag Dikshit is the third Indian on the list, with $1.6 billion (Rs 7,307 crore) of wealth. Forbes described him as a ‘developmental engineer turned online gambling mogul. ‘

Date of Birth1973
IIT AttendedIIT Delhi
Business/RoleCo-founder of PartyGaming
Company FoundedPartyGaming
FieldBusiness
Anurag Dikshit

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Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Mohanrao Nilekani co-founded Infosys and is the non-executive chairman of Infosys. He is an IIT Bombay alumnus turned Indian entrepreneur. He is also the one to have invented the 16-digit unique Adhaar number and was the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). His net worth is ₹22,210.1 crore. 

Date of BirthJune 2, 1955
IIT AttendedIIT Bombay
Business/RoleCo-founder of Infosys
Company FoundedNot applicable (Infosys)
FieldInformation Technology and Services
Nandan Nilekani

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are IITian billionaires in the tech field. They both are the founders of Flipkart an online e-commerce company. Initially, Flipkart was started as an online bookstore and later turned into an e-commerce website. Sachin Bansal’s and Binny Bansal’s net worth was listed to be $1.2 billion by Forbes among the World’s Billionaires.

DetailSachin BansalBinny Bansal
Date of BirthAugust 5, 1981February 2, 1983
IIT AttendedIIT DelhiIIT Delhi
Business/RoleCo-founder of FlipkartCo-founder of Flipkart
Company FoundedFlipkartFlipkart
FieldE-commerceE-commerce
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla is an Indian-American businessman who has been a part of the IIT Delhi Alumni list and a venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and the founder of Khosla Ventures. Bharat Desai has been named among the richest people in the US by Forbes, a list of 400 billionaires. He ranked 328th with a $1.4 billion net worth.

Date of BirthJanuary 28, 1955
IIT AttendedIIT Delhi
Business/RoleCo-founder of Sun Microsystems
Company FoundedKhosla Ventures
FieldVenture Capital and Technology
Vinod Khosla

N. R. Narayana Murthy

Narayana Murthy the IITian billionaire. He is the co-founder of Infosys, India’s second-largest software services exporter. He was the Infosys CEO from 1981 to 2002 and as chairman from 2002 to 2011. Narayana Murthy is an Indian billionaire businessman. His net worth was estimated to be $4.1 billion, making him the 711th richest person in the world, according to Forbes.

Date of BirthAugust 20, 1946
IIT AttendedIIT Kanpur
Business/RoleCo-founder of Infosys
Company FoundedInfosys
FieldInformation Technology and Services
N. R. Narayana Murthy

Romesh T. Wadhwani

Romesh T. Wadhwani is an Indian-American billionaire businessman. He is a well-known IIT Bombay notable alumni. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Symphony Technology Group. Romesh Wadhwani is ranked 523 as per the 2023 list by Forbes with a $5.1B net worth.

Date of BirthSeptember 15, 1947
IIT AttendedIIT Bombay
Business/RoleFounder and Chairman of Symphony Technology Group
Company FoundedSymphony Technology Group
FieldTechnology and Private Equity
Romesh T. Wadhwani

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