Vinod Gupta, a Man With a Big-Heart
Vinod Gupta, a multi-millionaire through self-efforts, was born in a small town in India. From a tender age, Vinod Gupta showed passion for education through the commitment he demonstrated in his studies. Having attended a village school several miles from their home, he managed to secure himself a position at Indian Institute of Technology where he pursued agricultural engineering. From the village, Gupta went for his master’s degree in business and agricultural engineering at the Us University of Nebraska found at Lincoln.
After school, he worked at Commodore Corporation before founding his own company called American Business Information with a team of marketing mailers in 1972 for his database services with only 100 dollars he borrowed. After 20 years he sold the company at 680 million dollars in 2010. Today Gupta works with Everest Group as a Managing General Partner to help to fail business, private equity and venture capital for other businesses.
Not forgetting his struggle Gupta uses his success for the benefit of others who may be disadvantaged to get a quality education. Through charities, Gupta has been able to improve schools and sponsor ongoing courses to enable others to access education, especially at Alma mater. Due to his passion, Gupta donated one million at Ram Rat Women Polytechnic to give an equal chance for women to get equal opportunities as their male counterparts in Education. This he did by providing all the necessary resources needed for education in polytechnic and therefore promoting gender equality.
He also donated 2 million to build the Business school of Management that was named after him which is one of the best business schools in India and Asia at Large. With the largest library in Asia, the school also offers boarding rooms for students who come from far. The students from these schools enjoy interactions with those from George Washington University due to the affiliation between the two Universities.
In the University of Nebraska where Gupta did his masters, he gave 500,000 dollars for a scholarship fund to help students who cannot afford the courses. When his son died he created a trust fund on his name with the help of Washington to provide more educational opportunities.