Arun Pudur

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Arun Pudur
Born (1977-10-10) October 10, 1977 (age 41)
Chennai, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationPresident of Celframe

Arun Pudur (born 10 October 1977) is an Indian businessman, entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and group president of Celframe, a company which produces office productivity suite software. The company is privately held and majority owned by Pudur, with its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Early life and education[edit]

Pudur was born in Chennai, but his family shifted to Bengaluru, as his father used to stay 7 to 8 months a year there. His father, Sri Ranga, was a cinematographer.[1][2] Pudur is a graduate of the University of Bangalore, majoring in Business Management.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Pudur claimed to have made his first $1 million at age 21, and to have become a billionaire at 26.[5] Pudur founded Celframe in 2001.[4] Based in Malaysia, the privately held technology company reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2010.[6] Pudur told Billionaire.com in August 2015 that Celframe earned revenues of $6.8 billion the previous year.[4] He says his original uptick in software sales was thanks to his 2005 change from a distributor to a partner model.[2][4]

In 2015, global wealth intelligence and prospecting company Wealth-X ranked Pudur #10 on their list of the richest people under 40 in the world, with an estimated worth of $4 billion.[1][7][8][9][10][11] The ranking made Pudur the richest person under 40 in Asia.[11] Celframe's software package Pudur himself claimed to be the world's second most popular after Microsoft Office.[1][2][6][10][11] As of 2018 the software is not available anymore.[citation needed] In addition to technology, Pudur claims to have various businesses including real estate, gold, and mining.[4][3][5][6]

In July 2016, Forbes Asia published an article stating that it had been unable to verify any of Pudur's claims about his company's earnings, customers, or business associates.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Khan, Tarannum (17 March 2015). "Arun Pudur: From Bengaluru to billions". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Full Show: Arun Pudur on High Flyers". Bloomberg Television. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Daulton Capital enters into US$105 million forward gold sales contract with Dubai's Salam International". BusinessIntelligence Middle East. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Loader Wilkinson, Tara (6 August 2015). "Arun Pudur: Billionaire Tech Lessons". Billionaire.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b Reddy, Sujata (8 May 2015). "Arun Pudur: Meet the only Indian-origin billionaire in the richest under-40 list". The Economic Times. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Shankar Roy, Kumar (25 May 2015). "India is a rich country, must do what it wants". Financial Chronicle. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Reveals: The World's Top 10 Wealthiest People Under 40". Wealth-X. 4 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Indian-Origin Arun Pudur in Top 10 Under-40 Rich List". NDTV. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ Fottrell, Quentin (27 April 2015). "10 wealthiest people in the world under 40". MarketWatch. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Rich Asian entrepreneurs under 40". CNBC. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "Indian tech billionaire, Arun Pudur tops Asia's wealthiest under-40 list". Deccan Chronicle. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  12. ^ Chung, Grace; Koppisch, John (6 July 2016). "Wannabe Billionaire: Arun Pudur's Tech Fortune May Be Largely Fiction". Forbes Asia. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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