India-born businessman Vinod Gupta built a highly successful business listings company from the ground up. He founded his company in the 1970s and first tackled the mobile home industry. By acquiring Yellow Page directories from around the United States he painstakingly built a database of every mobile home retailer in the country.
Vinod Gupta sold this valuable information to mobile home manufacturers which proved to be a highly successful business. Over the years he extended this concept to other industries and eventually his company was worth $680 million.
He is now the managing general partner of an investment firm, Everest Group. Vinod Gupta invests in private companies as a venture capitalist and is also a consultant specializing in providing his expert advice to those with failing businesses as well as those whose business model is built on database technology.
Being a philanthropist is a huge part of his life. By providing financial resources he has improved the lives of thousands of people in both India and the United States. He is originally from Rampur Maniharan in India and helped to build a school that promotes Women’s Education, the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic.
He donated $1 million to this cause in 2000 which now provides an education to women who want to study in areas such as IT, web design, and mobile applications. He also provided funding to set up a school for younger women there and also pay for things such as textbooks and buses. Get Related Information Here.
Vinod Gupta says that it was his father who impressed upon him the need to give back to others and the value of a good education. His father had been a physician and had been very thankful of the opportunities education had provided in his life.
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