The Indian-born business leader, Vinod Gupta is living the dream of many employees who wish their work would turn into the foundations of a new company. After completing his initial studies at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Gupta was told to compile a marketing list for his mobile home component manufacturer employer. The University of Nebraska at Lincoln graduate spent his free time working on creating a list which had never been attempted before and took it to the open market when complete.
Over the course of 20 years, Vinod Gupta created InfoUSA and saw its value rise to more than $500 million by the early 90s. The company continues to be a success for Gupta, but the founder has seen his priorities change as he has grown older. As he has taken a less front seat role in the development of InfoUSA, Vinod Gupta has moved to the front of a series of philanthropic causes such as the education programs remaining close to his heart. Go Here to learn more.
Among the projects closest to the heart of Vinod Gupta is that of the school of management named after the investment specialist at the Everest Group. The Vinod Gupta School of Management received $2 million from the founder to establish the only higher education institution of its kind on the Indian Subcontinent.
The school at the Indian Institute of technologies is just one of those benefitting from the good works of Vinod who has also aided the establishment of the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic which advocates to Women’s Education by specializing in business courses for females. Education is obviously one of the key aspects of the work of Vinod Gupta as he has provided funding to build schools across many impoverished parts of India.