Vinod Gupta is a successful businessman and entrepreneur who is known as also being a very humble and down to earth individual. Gupta grew up in a small village in India that didn’t have running water or electricity and ended up becoming very wealthy due to his desire to make his life better and to support the well being of others. He learned a lot from watching his parents work hard to help their family and decided to attend I.I.T., Kharagpur, India where he earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering. With a desire in his heart to continue his education, he eventually moved to the United States and attended the University of Nebraska. It was there that he earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Vinod Gupta found success, early on, during his days working as a marketing research analyst for Commodore Corp. It was then that he discovered something that businesses needed and that he could provide for them. This was to put together lists for companies, and the first list Vinod put together was one that detailed every mobile home dealer in the U.S.A. Commodore Corp. began to purchase these lists from Gupta, that he put together in his own time, until he gave them an ultimatum. This was to either purchase the list for thousands of dollars or to take it for free but allow Gupta to sell it to other companies, as well. They took the second choice, and the birth of his first successful business was underway.
Vinod Gupta is now in charge at the Everest Group, which is a venture capital firm that puts together successful companies. His success has enabled him to spend more quality time with his family as well as to follow his heart and take part in charitable work. He believes true success comes from being happy rather than being wealthy.