Vinod Gupta who is the current Manager at Everest Group has always strived for maximum success and firmly believes that success is not only measured by personal gain, but true success also has to consider the good that is done for one’s family and community. Gupta believes that in addition to creating opportunities for one’s self, that opportunities should also be created for others in the areas of education, business, and finance. Gupta is admired by his peers and is viewed as being an entrepreneur with a phenomenal work ethic.
Vinod Gupta was born in India in 1946 and was actually raised in a village that lacked modern conveniences such as running water and television. He was able to complete high school and then attended college to receive his degree in Kharagpur, India. His life truly became a classic picture of the “American Dream” when he received a graduate assistantship at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
It was during this assistantship, that Gupta realized there was no complete database of categorized businesses. Vinod Gupta decided to fill this niche and founded the American Business lists. This accomplishment allowed him to start investing in his own business and he continued to expand the American Business Lists. In 1972, Gupta made an initial investment of one hundred dollars and in 2002, his company made more than 300 million dollars in sales. See This Page for additional information.
What may be the most impressive thing about Vinod Gupta though, is the fact that while making millions, he continued to find ways to invest in his community and his home country. Vinod Gupta provided funds for his former village in India to safely transport the young girls in the village to school and he donated $1 million to the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic that enable many women to earn they postgraduate degrees.
These two major contributions alone helped women in his hometown village to bridge a gap that they never thought they would cross to allow women to begin to enter the workforce. Vinod Gupta’s impressive contributions to help provide opportunities for young women have shaped the lives of countless young women in India and his continued endeavors will continue to not only help his business and his investors, but also the lives of others.