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Raghav Bahl: A Profile

Raghav Bahl, 46 years of age, is the Founder, Controlling Shareholder and the Editorof the Network18 group. He has over 24 years of experience in television and journalism. He founded TV18 (now Network18 Group) in the year 1993.    Mr Bahl did his Graduation in Economics Honors from St. Stephens College, and then did his MBA from the University of Delhi. He attended a doctoral program at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York. began his career as a management consultant with A.F. Ferguson & Co. followed by a stint with American Express...

Samuel Palmisano: A Profile

Born on July 30, 1951, in Maryland, USA, Samuel Palmisano is the current chairman, chief executive officer, and president of IBM, the largest IT company in the world. He was elected chairman in October 2002, effective January 1, 2003, and has served as CEO since March 2002. Before he became CEO, Palmisano was president and chief operating officer since 2000.   Palmisano received his Bachelor's degree in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1973, and joined IBM as a salesman in the same year. IBM focused on building huge  mainframe computers...

Michael Dell: A Profile

Born on February 23, 1965, in Texas, USA, Michael Dell is an American business magnate and the founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. His personal net worth is estimated to be $14 billion in 2010. He revolutionized the personal computer industry by skipping the middle man and selling directly to the customer.   Dell purchased his first calculator at age seven and encountered his first teletype machine in junior high, which he programmed after school. At age 15, after playing with computers at Radio Shack, he got his first computer, an Apple II, which...

Mark Zuckerberg: A Profile

Born on May 14, 1984 in New York in USA, Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer scientist and software developer. He is known for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. His personal net worth is estimated to be $13.5 Billion.   Zuckerberg began using computers and writing...

Sam Walton: A Profile

Born on March 29, 1918 in Oklahoma in USA, Sam Walton was a businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. He passed away on April 5, 1992 at the age of 74.   Growing up during the Great Depression, Walton had numerous chores to help make financial ends meet for his family as was common at the time. He milked the family cow, bottled the surplus, and drove it to customers. Afterwards, he would deliver newspapers on a paper route. In addition, he also sold magazine subscriptions. Upon graduating, he was voted "Most...

Bill Gates: A Profile

Born on October 28, 1955 in Washington in USA, Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and is chairman of Microsoft the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people with a net personal wealth of $56 Billion. Bill Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.     When he was in the eighth grade, Gates wrote his first computer program on this machine: an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed...

Steve Ballmer: A Profile

Born on March 24, 1956 in Michigan in USA, Steve Ballmer is the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. As of 2010, he is one of the richest people in the world with a personal wealth estimated at US$14.5 billion.    In 1973, he graduated from Detroit Country Day School, a private college preparatory school in Beverly Hills, Michigan, and now sits on its board of directors. In 1977, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in mathematics and economics. He then worked for two years as an assistant product manager...

Rupert Murdoch: A Profile

Born on March 11, 1931 in Melbourne in Australia, Rupert Murdoch is a media magnate and the founder, Chairman, and CEO of News Corporation. Rupert Murdoch was listed three times in the Time 100 as one among the most influential people in the world. He is ranked 13th most powerful person in the world in the 2010 Forbes' The World's Most Powerful People list. With a net worth of $6.3 billion, he is ranked 117th wealthiest person in the world.   Son of a a regional newspaper magnate based out of Melbourne, Murdoch studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at...

Richard Branson: A Profile

Born on 18 July 1950, in London in United Kingdom, Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin Group of over 400 companies. Richard Branson is the 212th richest person in the world according to Forbes' 2010 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of approximately £2.97 billion ($4 Billion).    Branson has dyslexia and had poor academic performance as a student, but later discovered his ability to connect with others. His first successful business venture was a magazine called  Student  at age 16. Branson...

Larry Ellison: A Profile

Born on August 17, 1944, in New York in USA, Larry Ellison is business magnate, co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, a major enterprise software company. As of 2011 he is the fifth richest person in the world, with a personal wealth of $39.5 Billion.   At nine months, he contracted pneumonia, and his unmarried 19-year-old mother gave him to her aunt and uncle in Chicago to raise. Lillian Spellman Ellison and Louis Ellison adopted him when he was nine months old. Ellison grew up in a two-bedroom apartment in Chicago's South Shore...

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