Vinod Gupta grew up in Rampur Maniharan in India. He attended a school that was 100 miles from New Delhi. Gupta applied and successfully attended Indian Institute of Technology, where he began studying in 1962. During his educational career, while attending the Indian Institute of Technology, Vinod Gupta studied agricultural engineering and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology.
After graduation, Gupta moved to the United States and began working on his Master’s Degrees. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln August 1968 and simultaneously successfully pursued a Masters of Science in Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. After graduating in 1971, Vinod began working for Commodore Corporation. Commodore Corporation is a private home building materials company. Gupta was hired as the Marketing Research Analyst, and his duties included prospecting potential customers. While with Commodore, Vinod Gupta developed innovative ideas about how to manage mobile home owner information. He soon began selling this information to clients and his business began to grow substantially. He started his business by compiling information from telephone books. He expanded his technique into gathering data for different industries and many businesses valued his approach.
Gupta excelled as Marketing Research Analyst by successfully creating a profitable list of businesses interested in buying products and goods from Commodore Corporation. After investing a small amount of money into his marketing efforts Gupta founded his company he called American Business Information and became the Chief Executive Officer in 1972. In 1992 Gupta stepped down as CEO and renamed the company InfoUSA that was now worth $500 million. In 2010 InfoUSA would again be renamed, this time as InfoGroup and was sold for $680 million. View Additional Info Here.
Vinod Gupta’s father, back during his younger years taught him to always help people when you can. Philanthropy is still a large part of Gupta’s life in 2000 Gupta founded a charity that helps provide opportunities for women in his homeland of India called Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic.
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