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Vinod Gupta Shows How Persistence Can Pay Off December 31, 2018

 

Vinod “Vin” Gupta is a successful businessman who has never forgotten his roots. His humble beginnings in a small Indian village. The lessons he learned as a child helped him grow and become a self-made millionaire. He started school at the Indian Institutions of Technology. While there Vin Gupta studied agricultural engineering. He continued his education in the United States at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he studied business and engineering.

After graduating, he went on to work as a marketing research analyst for a mobile home manufacturer. After realizing there was no cohesive list of mobile home dealers, he opted to compile a list by using all of the local phone books in print. After a while, Vin Gupta had compiled quite an extensive list to present to his employer.

After getting a $100 bank loan, Gupta sent out a series of letters to individuals who could take advantage of his database services. He founded American Business Information in 1972. After several years of amassing databases, his company grew to be worth $500 million. In 2010, he sold the company for $680 million.

While Gupta still dabbles in several businesses, it has always been his goal to give back to his community. Gupta recently donated nearly $1 million to the development of a women’s polytechnic institution in his hometown of Rampur Maniharan. The school, established in 2000, promotes “Women’s Education” and allows women the opportunity to achieve a post graduate degree in 24 months.

The polytechnic institute offers classes in textiles, computer applications, technology, and more. He has also set up scholarships for girls who have the desire to further their education after high school. He provides everything that is needed to ensure their success including clothing, books, buses, and more.

Additionally, Gupta has donated more than $50 million of his income toward educational endeavors and advancements. View More Information Here.

 

See: https://yourstory.com/2018/09/vinod-gupta-up-education/