Vinod Gupta was born and raised in Rampur Maniharan which is a rural village located in India. He graduated from the Indian Institutes of Technology and The University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After earning his master’s degree, he decided to stay in the United States and start his career.
He started out in the mobile home industry and created a database of all of this industry’s retailers in the U.S. Since this was in 1972 that meant collecting thousands of business directories and painstakingly copying the information. This hard worked paid off, though, and Vinod Gupta used this database to form his first company. This company, eventually named InfoUSA, was sold by him in 2010 for $680 million.
He is now the Managing General Partner of Everest Group, a company located in Omaha that invests in technology firms. Vinod Gupta also offers consultation services that are designed to help failing businesses turn things around.
As a multi-millionaire, Vinod Gupta gives away money to help others, especially when it comes to gaining an education. He has provided money to organizations in Rampur Maniharan that has been used to establish a girl’s school and a women’s polytechnic. Vinod Gupta’s donation of $1 million was used to build the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic which offers several technology degrees.
He also established the Vinod Gupta School of Management at the Indian Institutes of Technology, its only business school. This school was established in 1993 and offers students both MBA and Ph.D. degrees. This school has the largest library in Asia. Go Here for additional information.
He also established the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law in India. This school is partnered with George Washington University and was the world’s first university-level school that offered a degree in intellectual property law.
Gazette Day published a story from Gupta; entitled “A Few Lessons In Business” which talks about lessons and insights in business for those willing to start their businesses should know.
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