Business Week reports an interesting profile of Wipro's Azim Premji. Premji owns 84% of Wipro, "that makes him the richest person in India - and one of the wealthiest on the planet." The article goes on to document his "fastidiously frugal" habits and legendary business skills.
Noting Wipro's recent success and aggressive expansion:
For the growing number of white-collar workers from Silicon Valley to Sydney worried about losing their jobs to low-wage software experts in India, the ambitious billionaire is a serious threat. Yet this IT mogul faces the challenge of being too successful. With the U.S. caught in a jobless recovery, the issue of outsourcing to low-cost destinations is becoming ever-more controversial. American politicians are calling for restrictions designed to make it harder for companies like Wipro to win business...Yet Premji isn't scaling back his plans. His goal is to turn Wipro into one of the Top 10 IT-service companies in the world.