Vinod Gupta started learning about the ins and outs of the business world in a small town in India. He was later accepted by the Indian Institutes of technology, whereby he decided to major in agricultural engineering. Ultimately, his studies lead him to become successful in business.
After graduation, he went to work for Commodore Corporation, a mobile home manufacturing company. He worked as a marketing research analyst, wherein he was tasked with creating lists of mobile home dealers in the United States, after noticing that few such lists existed. Since he noticed the hole in the market for this list, he turned this list that he created into a service-based info product, capable of allowing communication between businesses on a national scale.
With a small loan of just $100 from a local bank in India, he created and sent out marketing mailers to everyone he figured might benefit from business databases. Not long after, he started to receive orders for his database, and eventually his business was named American Business Information in the year 1972. After numerous testimonies, American Business Information became the best source for businesses who are looking to expand their companies. Once the company reached a record $500 million in revenue, Vinod Gupta renamed his company InfoUSA. The company was renamed once more to InfoGroup, as a statement of their massive reach, before eventually being sold in 2010 for a staggering $680 million.
He was able to grow his company to this extent through his dedication to helping change the lives of thousands of people for the better. He saw education as necessary function to change lives for the better, and this recognition is what drove him to provide educational opportunities to those who would otherwise be unable to get such education. Gupta has built schools in impoverished parts of India, and he has brought tangible opportunities to every corner of the Globe. His efforts were made primarily for the satisfaction that he could use his wealth to directly help others. To this day, he considers himself to be incredibly fortunate to be able to serve others in this manner.
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