Sunny Varkey

Founder and chair­man GEMS Ed­u­ca­tion Ed­u­ca­tion $2.2bn

Arabian Business English - - RICHEST INDIANS IN THE UAE -

SUNNY VARKEY’S CON­TRI­BU­TION to the UAE econ­omy has made his ed­u­ca­tion provider GEMS a house­hold name. Of­fer­ing six dif­fer­ent cur­ric­ula in 250 schools across 13 coun­tries, GEMS is the world’s largest op­er­a­tor of K-12 schools. How­ever, Varkey is also a renowned phi­lan­thropist hav­ing do­nated AED100m ($27.2m) to Dubai Cares, al­low­ing the NGO to reach out to mil­lions of chil­dren around the world. With the Varkey Foun­da­tion, a trust he founded in 2010, he be­gan The Global Teacher Prize in 2014; re­ferred to as the No­bel Prize for teach­ing, it do­nates $1m an­nu­ally to a teacher who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­fes­sion.

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