Vinod Gupta is a true rag to riches story, and confirmation that hard work pays off. Mr. Gupta had humble beginnings from his small hometown in India, Rampur Maniharan. It is here where Vinod Gupta gained the foundation that helped grow him into the man he has become. Today, Vinod is the founder of the Everest Group, where he is also the Managing General Partner. Everest Group is a venture capitalist company, that not only provides much-needed startup capital for business but also consults failing businesses on ways to leverage information technology as a means to business success. Drawing from his humble beginnings, which act as a foundation made of charitable acts is in large part responsible for his success. This desire to help the less fortunate fuels his relentless drive to help the less fortunate. Through his business success Vinod Gupta has been able to establish the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic in 2000, an establishment he seeded with a $1 million donation. The foundation seeks to provide educational opportunities to women in India, where there is heavy gender discrimination. Vinod is grateful he has the financial means to help the underserved communities in his home country of India, but also in the US. In 1991 Gupta donated $2 million of his own money to create the Vinod Gupta School of Management, which offers an MBA to engineering students with five years of work experience.
Vinod Gupta attended Indian Institute of Technology, where he studied agricultural engineering. After relocating to the United States, he received a Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska. It was during his time as a marketing research analyst he began his path to become a millionaire. Vinod Gupta was able to identify a need for business to business marketing and created a solution. He took a $100 investment and was able to grow that investment into a $680 million company.
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