Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's richest man Mukesh Ambani and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are among the e-residency holders of Estonia, its Ambassador to India Riho Kruuv said here Thursday.
The e-residency, which enables entrepreneurs of any country to start a trusted location-independent EU company online, was offered as an honorarium to some of the prominent personalities across the globe.
"Very prominent people are also Estonian e-residents. Present Minister of IT and Law and Justice honourable Ravi Shankar Prasad is an Estonian e-resident. Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani is an e-resident.
E-residency is a government issued digital ID available to anyone in the world.
It offers freedom to any world citizen to start and run a global EU company fully online anywhere.
"But if you talk about Mukesh Ambani for example. The status was accorded to him with a broader perspective in mind.
They have hired the number of Estonian software developers to do the job," he added.
Estonia is looking to enter into an MoU with the state government on mutual cooperation in the filed of higher education, he added.
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