Vinod Gupta is a successful business person who was born in India. Despite being a prominent venture, Mr. Vinod has not forgotten where he has come from. Vinod Gupta had a humble upbringing and when he attained school going age, he attended a school located about a hundred miles north of New Delhi. The self-made millionaire was lucky to get a vacancy in the India Institute of Technology where Vinod studied and graduated with a course in Agricultural Engineering. Later Gupta went to the United States of America where he attained his Master’s in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
After his graduation just like most of his colleagues, Vinod went to serve at Commodore Corporation Post-Matriculation. At the organization, Vinod Gupta was given the responsibility to work as a marketer and was doing a market analysis for a home mobile manufacturer. When he began, he was given a duty to collect the home mobile dealers in the United States of America. The list was not available and he opted to get them from the phone books and listed them down. Vinod Gupta saw the gap that existed and his listed was designed as a service based product which was very helpful for business-to-business communication. Realizing the need for business-business communication Vinod created Market Mailers which he established with $100 borrowed from the bank. The re-known millionaire established the firm to help every individual who was in need of their database services.
Vinod Gupta began small and within a short period he started receiving orders and his company expanded. In 1972 he established American Business Information which grew to be the leading organization which business persons used to source information. Vinod was the Chief Executive Officer of the group and a year later he stepped down from his role as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm and he re-named it InfoUSA. Ever since the inception of the database company, it has experienced massive growth and it is considered a nationwide company when it comes to information. The organization’s name changed to InfoGroup before being sold in 2010 at $680 million.