Vinod Gupta never forgets where he came from and how he worked his way up to become the millionaire he is today. His story began in a small town in India where many of the residents had no access to running water, electricity, or many of the other conveniences that the modern world has. He earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering while living in India and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration after he moved to the United States. After finishing off his education, Vinod took a small $100 loan from a bank and built a business that he later sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Vinod Gupta is now the Managing Partner and founder of the Everest Group, which provides venture capital and private equity for database tech business and other companies who find themselves in hard times. Gupta is not simply a businessman; however, but also doubles up as an entrepreneur who cares deeply about the people of the village he grew up in. Women from his village have had an especially hard time in life due to the fact that they have not had the same opportunities as many others have. To help remedy this situation, Vinod Gupta donated $1 million to help build the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic, which is a woman’s polytechnic school where countless women have earned their polytechnic degree.
Vinod Gupta has donated more than $50 million of his own money to other educational ventures. He finds contentment in helping others and believes that true wealth comes from making an impact in the lives of real people. Instead of spending all of his time with his work, he feels blessed to be able to focus on his family more often. In his mind, this makes him one of the wealthiest people in the world, and it’s hard to argue with the man who came from very humble beginnings.