That’s 50 per cent of $1.7 billion.
Infosys co-founder and non-executive chairman of the tech giant, Nandan Nilekani, signed the Giving Pledge with his wife, Rohini. The couple committed to giving away 50 per cent of their total wealth – which Forbes estimates to be ₹110 lakh crore ($1.7 billion) – over the weekend. Bill and Melinda Gates, who founded the pledge along with Warren Buffett in 2010, were also present at the event. The Nilekanis’ signing on makes them the fourth (and fifth) Indians to be amongst 171 unimaginably wealthy signatories from around the world, who have pledged at least half of their net worth to philanthropic causes.