Vinod Gupta is one of the successful businessmen of this world. His richness does not come from the fact that he owns many companies or he has billions of dollars, but because of his simplicity and down to earth nature that makes him strive to make industries better as well as the advancement of technology. His story has a mixture of success, innovations, setbacks, inspiration, excitement, and passion. Vinod is a great inspiration to people who have little but dreams to have big for themselves and their families. Mr. Gupta comes from a humble background right from a small village in India where kids could run barefooted as well as playing street football. This kind of environment has contributed to Vinod’s way of life hence leading him to become the wealthiest man in the world.
Gupta had great dreams and plans that marked the beginning of his prosperous career. Born in 1946 in a small village in Rampur Manhyaran in India, Gupta lived a simple life. During his tender age, cars, good roads, electricity, and running water were not available in his village. Besides, while attending his village school, his parents worked so hard to provide for their family. He later joined I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, where he graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering. With more thirst for knowledge, Vinod Gupta moved to America and entered a college in Nebraska, where he earned his master’s degree in business administration.
In 1972, Gupta established his first company, Business Research Services, and American Business List. He had two part-time employees working for him. Within the next thirteen years, the whole yellow pages were added to American Business List’s ABL database. He dedicated his profits into expanding his business that later on went public in 1993. Currently, Mr, Vinod Gupta is a famous businessman and philanthropist both in America and India.