Vinod Gupta is a multi millionaire who started from nothing. He came from a very humble beginning and achieved a lot of things through hard work and determination. Vinod Gupta lived in a very small village in India and studied in a local school in New Delhi. He joined the University of Nebraska in US where he got his masters degree in Agricultural Engineering.
After completing his studies, he started working with commodore Corporation. He was given the post of a research analyst in the marketing department. He brought new discoveries in the marketing department when he discovered a gap in mobile home dealers. Gupta started his own company in 1972.Initially, the company was known as American Business Information. After two decades the company was renamed InfoUSA. It is at this time, when Vinod stepped down from being the Chief Executive of the Company. In 2010, the company had dominated in the database industry. The name of the company changed to Info Group.
After leaving InfoUSA, Gupta become managing general to a single office company known as Everest Group. This company specializes in consulting services for companies struggling in the database industry. Gupta have been helping companies that are facing challenges to grow and build up. He has also dedicated the proceeds from his businesses to supporting the lives of many other people. Vinod offers opportunities to people who want to acquire education but they do not have the recourses. He built many schools in India where women and other marginalized groups get to benefit. He has other charity foundations that offer funds to disadvantaged students. He finds passion in helping others.
In 2000 Gupta donated $1 million to help in the establishment of a women’s polytechnic in India. Since then, a lot of women have received post graduate education within two years. This has helped a lot of women to be independent. In his home village he has set aside funds for building girls schools within that area. He has provided necessary resources from vehicles to textbooks for the establishments of the schools. Giving back to the society was a lesson he learned from his father.