Vinod Gupta is a self-made millionaire who has created his wealth by turning his challenges while growing up in India into inspiration which helped him focus on the right things in his life. Having born from a humble family, he knew that the only way to success would be through hard work. He started education in a small public school in rural parts of India before joining Indian Institutes of Technology. He focused his goals in the engineering and agriculture fields. Vinod later moved to the United States to pursue his degree. He attended the University of Nebraska where he received master’s degree in agricultural engineering.
Vinod Gupta secured his first job by working with Commodore Corporation, a mobile homes manufacturer. As the marketing analyst for this company, he was tasked with collecting information from manufacturers of home products. It is while working here that he realized there was no directory for such manufacturers in the country. He took the initiative to create the directory himself. Gupta used this list as the foundation of his business endeavors. As he marketed his database, he started receiving orders, and as a result, he created American Business Information in 1972. When Vinod Gupta left the company two decades later as the CEO of the company, it was valued at $500 million. The company underwent name changes to InfoUSA and then InfoGroup before he sold it in 2010 at a tune of $680 million. Click Here for more information.
Vinod Gupta has now switched to other fields of business. He is the Managing General Partner of Everest Group; a venture capital firm. From his experience in the business sector, he has been able to guide Everest Group and facilitating rapid growth.
Vinod Gupta is also using his accomplishments to support others in the society. As someone who rose from humble beginnings, he knows the challenges that the downtrodden in the society face, and that why he is putting millions into philanthropic work.