Self-made millionaire, philanthropist, entrepreneur and Rampur Maniharan Indian native did not grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth and had to earn everything he has accomplished. From beginning his educational career in 1962 to selling his company for over $600 million by 2010, Vinod Gupta story serves as an inspiration to all walks of life.
Vinod Gupta began his road to success in the small town of Rampur Maniharan, where at a very young age Vinod Gupta learned life lessons from his father that served as a foundation to build him to who he is today. Attending The Indian Institute of Technology in 1962, Gupta began his educational groundwork in agricultural engineering and graduated in 1967, with a Bachelor’s degree in Technology. From 1968 to 1971, Gupta pursed his Master’s in agriculture engineering and business from the University of Nebraska. Vinod Gupta also earned a Master’s in business administration during the time he earned his degree in agriculture engineering.
Gupta was able to put his talents to use during his time as Marketing Research Analyst at Commodore Corporation. Commodore Corporation was based in Nebraska and was one of the largest building supplies companies in the middle states of the United States. Gupta took a small $100, he borrowed from the bank and created marketing materials he used to target potential businesses that would be interested in the solutions offered by Commodore Corporation.
In 1972, Gupta founded the American Business Information. The American Business Information became the go-to business resource for other technology-centered business seeking to grow and expand their market share. By 1992, the company was valued at $500 million and Gupta stepped down as CEO and renamed the company InfoUSA, as it was now not limited to the mid-west but provided solutions for the nation. By 2010, the company was renamed again to InfoGroup and was sold for almost $700 million. Refer to This Article for additional information.
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