Entrepreneur Vinod Gupta has made helping women succeed in India a priority. He donated the money needed to set up a girls school in the village in India he was born and raised in, for example. This money pays for everything they need to be educated including their textbooks as well as the busses they need to get back and forth from school.
In 2000 Vinod donated $1 million which was used to establish Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic. This is a university where women are taught the tech knowledge they need to get jobs in India’s technology industry. This includes a number of career tracks such as web design, computer applications, textile design, and information technology. He says that women face a lot of barriers in India and he wants to do what he can to change this situation for the better.
When Vinod Gupta his father taught him to help others. Since becoming a success himself he has made it a priority to provide the resources needed to improve the educational opportunities girls and women have in India. He said he considers himself very fortunate to be able to have the resources to make large donations to help others succeed.
Vinod Gupta emigrated to the United States in 1968 so that he could attend the
University of Nebraska, earning a degree in engineering. He founded a marketing company a few years later which provided business listings to his clients. The first business listing he compiled was one of every mobile home dealer in the US. He borrowed $100 from a bank and used that money to send out mailers to every company in the country who could benefit from it, setting off his success. He sold that company a few years ago and he now leads Everest Group LLC, a private venture and capital firm, as its chairman.