Vinod Gupta is an entrepreneur and business executive from Rampur, Mahyaran, India. In high school he was recognized for his talents and was honored admission to the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He graduated 5 years later with a bachelor’s degree of Technology. Upon graduation, he relocated to the United States. Vinod Gupta settled down in Lincoln, Nebraska, and went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he earned his Master of Science in Engineering, and his Master of Business Administration.
Vinod Gupta then started his career with the Commodore Corporation in Omaha, as a Marketing Research Manager. Commodore Corporation is a mobile home manufacturer, and one of his responsibilities was to make a list of mobile home dealers in the US. After conducting an extensive list, his employers did not see any value in his hard work. Vinod then founded American Business Information, a company who provides businesses who want to expand their reach. The company was later sold in 2010, for $680 million dollars.
Presently, Vinod Gupta works for Everest Group as a Managing General Partner, a company who provides services to failing businesses, and that are centered around database technology. Since Vinod’s successful ventures, he has always thought of his hometown of Rampur, Mahyaran. He donated $1 million dollars for the development of the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic – Vinod Gupta’s Advocacy To Women’s Education. Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic School was established in 2000, and helps women obtain postgraduate degrees in as early as 2 years.
Vinod has also donated funds to his hometown village to be able to set up a girls school. This is important to Vinod because where he comes from in India, women are not granted the same educational opportunities as young men. With Vinod Gupta’s contributions to these academic organizations, he is hopeful this will bring gender equality to his community. Read This Article to learn more.