Nothing has been handed to Vinod Gupta. He could be described as an American, and Indian, success story. Few would have expected Vinod to be a millionaire a hundred times over if you saw the town he came from. He was raised in a tiny village around 100 miles from New Delhi that did not even have electricity, and he came to America and obtained three degrees from highly respected universities. Visit This Page for additional information.
Vinod Gupta used that education to work for the Commodore Corporation where he reinvented the ways in which one does business. Gupta turned a $100 loan he received from a bank into over $300 million in sales. Gupta took his theories about the collection of data to be used in sales, and he applied it to a variety of businesses.
By 1986 Vinod Gupa had completed his vision, and he had entered all of the Yellow Pages into a database that could be accessed by Gupta’s customers. In July 2010 he ultimately cashed out that $100, and he sold his company for $680 million. Gupta has returned to his roots, and he has given back to the country where it all started. He has donated millions of dollars to fund educational projects in India with an emphasis on the way women can obtain educations.
In a country well known for its gender discrimination, Gupta sees his donations as paving the way for women to learn skills that will enable them to be financially independent. The universities he has funded in India provides access to Women’s Education, allowing women to take courses in engineering and science, and while there is a long road ahead for women to gain parity in India, Gupta’s substantial donations are a big step in the right direction. Gupta has not only turned his $100 into hundreds of millions, he has also turned it into the prospect of thousands of women in India being able to work themselves out of poverty and discrimination.
Vinod Gupta is the Chairman of Everest Group LLC in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Infogroup, a technology company and started the Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation.
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