InfoUSA was a massive corporation that specialized in gathering data for many different companies in different industries. Vinod Gupta is the founder of InfoUSA, which was started as Business Research Services in 1972, though he sold off the company in 2010 for a profit of more than 600 million dollars.
Vinod Gupta was born in 1946 and spent many years focused on getting an education for himself, which was difficult given the time period and how small of a village he grew up in. For most people in Vinod’s position, an education was outside of the question. Vin was determined to succeed however and found himself in the Indian Air Force to earned himself a ticket to a higher education.
Ever since he was young, Vin Gupta has been a humble person, so it only makes sense that he would be generous with his wealth like he has been for many decades. Since his company started expanding in the 80’s and 90’s, Vinod has actively supported the community both in the United States and India. A big portion of Vinod’s donations over the years have gone towards education for women and children throughout India by improving programs as well as school safety. Go Here for more information.
There are many locations around India where the schools are wide open in areas that are considered dangerous, which makes it difficult for kids to go to school regularly and without fear.
Since his first donation, Vinod has gone on to donated roughly 50 million dollars to the construction of schools throughout India and the improvement of educational programs throughout the United States. Vinod currently works as a Managing General Partner for Everest USA while also taking the time to offer up his business advice to budding entrepreneurs that are looking to succeed in the world of business, as featured on Gazette Day.