Vinod Gupta grew up in New Delhi, and his humble beginnings carried with them great life lessons that have shaped him into the multi-billion person he is today. Vinod is Managing General Partner at Everest Group where he is responsible for turning underperforming companies into great success using his decades of experience.
Vinod Gupta is not only a diligent businessman but also a philanthropist who enjoys giving back to the society. He values education and its benefits. Therefore, Vinod makes education possible for those who would otherwise not access it. To advance his mission, Vinod has built schools in the impoverished parts of India and funded ongoing courses. Vinod aims at helping others, and his satisfaction is knowing his wealth is assisting others to get real opportunities.
Vinod Gupta donated $1 million to Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic to enable its development. This polytechnic was founded in 2000 and is behind many women earning their postgraduate degrees within two years. It is technology-focused and aims to have successful independent Indian women. The institution offers courses in textile design, information technology, computer applications and webs design. Gupta has also set aside funds to build a girls’ school within Rampur Maniharan. He has provided all that they may need including buses and textbooks to facilitate their success. In the past, women were not given the same educational opportunities as the men, and Vinod Gupta has closed this educational gap, helping the local community towards embracing gender equality.
Vinod Gupta received his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology and later pursued his masters in agricultural engineering and business at the University of Nebraska, on a scholarship. He has therefore set up a $500,000 scholarship fund to provide financial aid to minority students who want to study science or engineering at the university. Vinod is vocal about his desire to help individuals who have grown in similar circumstances as his, in the cost of studies. Within the last twenty years, he has donated over $50 million to advance education. He believes in “paying it forward” and has never seen wealth as a source of happiness.