Minglebox Education News - businessleaders http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:49:48 GMT Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:49:48 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:51:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852ea3c2a9012ea48b0c2344a4
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:14:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852ea3c2a9012ea4d69f8a63f6
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:30:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852ea3c2a9012ea51c9c857af6
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:21:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb4d6c0012eb4f575e60f78
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:39:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852ea52399012eb4ce625b244c
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:15:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852ea52399012eb4b882be1bb7
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:43:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb50264012eb576f5e82a5c
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:50:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb90dc5012eb99197e32cde
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:09:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb90dc5012eb9a2866e403c
<![CDATA[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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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:23:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb90dc5012eba53ec352e14
<![CDATA[Donald Trump: A Profile]]> Born on June 14, 1946, in New York in USA, Donald Trump is a business magnate, socialite, author and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer. Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates numerous casinos and hotels across the world. Trump's extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show, The Apprentice (where he serves as host and executive producer). Donald Trump is considered a possible..

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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:41:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb90dc5012eba6523a54d03
<![CDATA[Richard Parsons: A Profile]]> Born on April 4, 1948, in New York in USA, Richard Parsons is the current chairman of Citigroup and the former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He stepped down as CEO of Time Warner on December 31, 2007.   Parsons graduated from the University of Hawaii. He earned a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1971, finishing at the top of his class. Parsons served an internship at the New York State Legislature, at which time he was invited to work as a lawyer for the staff of the then New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. When Rockefeller was appointed Vice President of the..

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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:21:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852eb90dc5012ebac0a86c51fa
<![CDATA[Lloyd Blankfein: A Profile]]> Born on September 20, 1954, in New York in USA, Lloyd Blankfein is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He has been in this position since the May 31, 2006 nomination of former CEO Henry Paulson as Secretary of the Treasury under George W. Bush. He has led the most famous name on Wall Street through the recession and successfully out the other side.   Lloyd received primary and secondary education in the public schools of the New York City Department of Education, and was the valedictorian at Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971. He..

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:15:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebb00bf012ebe977d7959d4
<![CDATA[Frederick W. Smith: A Profile]]> Born on August 11, 1944, in Mississippi in USA, Frederick Smith is the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx, originally known as Federal Express, the first overnight express delivery company in the world, and the largest in the United States. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. His personal net worth is $2.1 Billion.   Smith had a great interest in flying, and became an amateur pilot as a teen. In 1962, Smith entered Yale University. While attending Yale, he wrote a paper for an economics class, outlining overnight delivery service in a..

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:27:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebb00bf012ebea2d8245ce9
<![CDATA[Mike Lazaridis: A Profile]]> Born on March 14, 1961, in Istanbul in Turkey, Mike Lazaridis is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the BlackBerry wireless handheld device. He is also a former chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. His personal net worth is estimated to be $1.9 Billion.   Lazaridis was five years old when his family moved to Canada in 1966, settling in Windsor, Ontario. At age 12, he won a prize at the Windsor Public Library for reading every science book in the library.In 1979, he enrolled..

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:40:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebb00bf012ebeaeb74a613b
<![CDATA[Michael Bloomberg: A Profile]]> Born on February 14, 1942, in Massachusetts in USA, Michael Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City, and the 10th richest person in the United States, having net worth of $18 billion in 2010. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company. He is also an internationally known businessman and politician.    Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in electrical engineering. Later he received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School...

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:57:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebb00bf012ebebdce1e6499
<![CDATA[Gordon Moore: A Profile]]> Born on January 3, 1929, in California in USA, Gordon Moore is the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's Law (published in an article April 19, 1965 in Electronics Magazine). His personal net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $4 Billion in 2011.   Moore received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1950 and a PhD in Chemistry and minor in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1954. He completed his post-doctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University Applied..

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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:39:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebefeaf012ec365bb0204d3
<![CDATA[Jerry Yang: A Profile]]> Born on November 6, 1968 in Taipei, Republic of China, Jerry Yang is the co-founder, former CEO, and "Chief Yahoo" of Yahoo! Inc. His personal net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $1.15 Billion in 2010.   Yang moved to San Jose, California at the age of ten, with his mother and younger brother. His father died when Yang was two. He claimed that despite his mother being an English teacher, he only knew one English word (shoe) on his arrival. Becoming fluent in three years, he was placed into an AP English class. Yang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in..

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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:49:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebefeaf012ec36f787907d0
<![CDATA[Mukesh Ambani: A Profile]]> Born on 19 April, 1957 in Aden (now Yemen), Mukesh Ambani is a business magnate is the current chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, the largest private sector enterprise in India, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the largest private sector conglomerates in the world. His personal stake in Reliance Industries is 48%. His personal net worth is esimated to be $27 Billion in 2011 and he is ranked as the 9th most richest person in the world.     Mukesh Ambani is the eldest son of Dhirubhai Ambani, the late founder of Reliance Industries.  The..

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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:04:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebefeaf012ec421e2333dd3
<![CDATA[Anil Ambani: A Profile]]> Born on 4 June, 1959 in Mumbai in India, Anil Ambani is a business baron and chairman of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of the largest private conglomerates. As of 2011, he is the fourth richest Indian with a personal wealth of $8.8 billion, behind Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Azim Premji. Earlier, before the split in the Reliance Group, Anil Ambani held the post of Vice Chairman and Managing Director in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).   Anil Ambani did his Bachelors in Science from the University of Bombay and Masters in Business Administration The..

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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:21:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa2ebefeaf012ec4316cb942da
<![CDATA[Kumar Mangalam Birla: A Profile]]> Born on 14 June, 1967 in Rajasthan in India, Kumar Mangalam Birla is an industrialist and the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporation in India. He is also the Chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. Major companies of Aditya Birla Group in India are Grasim, Hindalco, UltraTech Cement, Aditya Birla Nuvo and Idea Cellular. Aditya Birla Group's joint ventures include Birla Sun Life (Financial Services) and Birla NGK (Insulators). The group also has its presence in various countries such as Thailand, Indonesia,..

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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:33:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ebf2d90012ec43cc1de2828
<![CDATA[Adi Godrej: A Profile]]> Born on 6 September 1942, in Mumbai in India, Adi Godrej is industrialist and philanthropist. As of 2010, he is one of the richest Indian's with net worth of $5.2 Billion. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Godrej Group of companies. He was born into a business family.   Adi Godrej left India at the age of 17 to enroll at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Though he planned to study mechanical engineering, he later on switched to management. He went on to receive his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. More than a century age, the Godrej's..

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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:39:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec44706012ec855447a7a82
<![CDATA[Shiv Nadar: A Profile]]> Born in 1945 in Tamil Nadu in India, Shiv Nadar is an industrialist and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief strategy officer of HCL Technologies. As of 2010, his personal wealth is $4.2 billion. Shiv Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT Enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company's focus. Nadar, nicknamed by friends as Magus (Old Persian for Wizard), since mid-1990s has focused his efforts in developing the educational system of India through SSN Trust.   Shiv Nadar received a..

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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:52:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec44706012ec861525f7ed5
<![CDATA[Uday Kotak: A Profile]]> Born on 15 March, 1959, in Mumbai in India, Uday Kotak is the vice-chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He owns a 50% stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank, which he founded and runs. Forbes estimated his wealth to be $3.2 bn in 2011. He holds the distinction of being the original innovator of the Indian financial services.   Uday received his bachelor's and master's degrees from  Sydenham College and Bajaj Institute of Management Studies respectively. Suresh Kotak, founded the company Kotak & Co. Ltd. for commodity trading..

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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:17:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec44706012ec878953a09d4
<![CDATA[Indra Nooyi: A Profile]]> Born on October 28, 1955, in Chennai in India, Indra Nooyi is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Incorporated. On August 14, 2006, Nooyi was named the successor to Steven Reinemund as chief executive officer of the company effective October 1, 2006. On February 5, 2007, she was named chairman of the board, effective May 2, 2007. She is also believed to be the highest-ranking woman of Indian heritage in corporate America.   Indra received a Bachelor's degree in Physics,Chemistry and Maths from Madras Christian College in 1974 and a Post Graduate..

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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:35:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec44706012ec88906e41368
<![CDATA[Chanda Kochhar: A Profile]]> Born on November 17, 1961, in Jodhpur in India, Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank, India's largest private bank and overall second largest bank in the country. She also heads the Corporate Centre of ICICI Bank. Kochhar has also consistently figured in Fortune's list of "Most Powerful Women in Business" since 2005. In 2009, she debuted at number 20 in the Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women list".   Chanda Kochhar received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Jai Hind College. After..

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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:48:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec44706012ec8944db620d2
<![CDATA[Nandan Nilekani: A Profile]]> Born on June 2, 1955, in Bangalore in India, Nandan Nilekani is a politician and former entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), after a successful career at Infosys Technologies Ltd. He is also now heading Government of India's technology committee, TAGUP. His personal net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $1.8 Billion in 2011.    Nilekani received his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 1978. He joined Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:05:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed73b6217646e
<![CDATA[Vinod Khosla: A Profile]]> Born on January 28, 1955, in Delhi in India, Vinod Khosla is an India-born American venture capitalist and an influential personality in Silicon Valley. Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems where he would serve as first CEO & Chairman in the early 1980s and then became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986 where he would remain through the early 2000s. His personal net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $1.1 Billion in 2010.   Khosla received his Bachelor in Technology from Indian Institute..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:36:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed758626e7353
<![CDATA[Vijay Mallya: A Profile]]> Born on 18 December, 1955, in Karnataka in India, Vijay Mallya is a liquor baron and Rajya Sabha MP. He is the Chairman of United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines, which draws its name from United Breweries Group's flagship beer brand, Kingfisher. He also owns the Formula One team Force India, the Indian Premier League team Bangalore Royal Challengers, and the I-League team East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan AC. According to Forbes.com, as of March 2010, Mallya, is worth US $1 billion. He is ranked 937 in The Forbes World Billionaires Ranking (2010). He receives..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:14:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed77b11980391
<![CDATA[Gautam Adani: A Profile]]> Born on June 24, 1962, in Ahmedabad in India, Gautam Adani is a businessman and the chairman of the Adani Group, a leading trading and export company of India. In September, 2010 Forbes magazine announced that Adani is the 7th richest person in India with a personal wealth of $10.7 billion as of 2010. He is the first billionaire from the city of Ahmedabad.    Adani's family had earlier migrated from northern Gujarat to Ahmedabad in search of livelihood. He set out for Mumbai to make a living with only a few hundred rupees at the age of 18. He studied at the..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:27:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed786a72307e1
<![CDATA[Venugopal Dhoot: A Profile]]> Born on 30 Sep, 1951 in Mumbai in India, Venugopal dhoot is an Indian businessman and the Chairman of Videocon corporation. His personal net worth is estimated to be $1.9 Billion in 2011.    Venugopal Dhoot is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Pune, India. He was born in a Marathi speaking Marwari-Banya family. The Baniya community hail from Rajasthan, and are known for producing most of India's finest entrepreneurs and industrialists. He is married to Rama Dhoot and has two children, Anirudh and Surbhi. His father, the late Nandlal Madhavlal Dhoot, was an..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:50:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed79b7b72151f
<![CDATA[Vikram Pandit: A Profile]]> Born on January 14, 1957, in Nagpur in India, Vikram Pandit is an Indian-born American CEO of Citigroup. He was declared the CEO in 2008, the youngest CEO ever of the world's largest conglomerate.    Vikram completed his schooling at the Dadar Parsee Youths Assembly High School in Dadar, Mumbai. He moved to the United States when he was sixteen years old, to study at Gannon University. He received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1976 and 1977 respectively and an M.B.A in 1980 followed by a Ph.D. in..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:25:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed897c7dd183a
<![CDATA[Rajat Gupta: A Profile]]> Born on December 2, 1948, in Kolkata in India, Rajat Gupta is a prominent Indian-American businessman and corporate officer, board director and strategic advisor to a variety of notable public- and private-sector institutions. Gupta served for nearly a decade as managing director (chief executive officer) of McKinsey & Company over a 34-year career at the management consultancy. He retired in 2007 but still remains affiliated with McKinsey as its "senior partner emeritus.” His personal net worth is estimated to be more than $100 Million.   When..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:43:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed8a7c81a1f23
<![CDATA[Ajay Piramal: A Profile]]> Born on Dec 20, 1955, in Rajasthan in India, Ajay Piramal is a businessman and a Forbes Billionaire. In 2010, Forbes has estimated his net worth to be $ 1.0 Billion making him India’s Top 50 richest people. Ajay Piramal is the chairman of Piramal Enterprises Limited, India’s Second largest pharmaceutical company with the presence in Cardio-vascular segment, Antibiotics segment and respiratory and many other segments.   Mr. Piramal holds B.Sc. (Hons.), Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and Advanced Management..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:12:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed8c2dc2d2d2a
<![CDATA[Ruia Brothers: A Profile]]> Born in 1944 and 1949 in Rajasthan respectively, Shashi and Ravi Ruia are businessmen and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Essar Group. Essar began as a construction company in 1969 and diversified into manufacturing, services and retail. The Essar Group is a multinational conglomerate corporation in the sectors of Steel, Energy, Power, Communications, Shipping Ports & Logistics as well as Construction headquartered at Mumbai, India. With operations in more than 20 countries across five continents, the group employs 70,000 people, with revenues of $15 billion.   ..

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:11:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842ec930b5012ed8f8a31146ba
<![CDATA[Jamshed J Irani: A Profile]]> Born on 2nd June 1936 in . Dr. Jamshed J Irani is a director of Tata Sons, Tata Industries, Tata Motors, Tata International, Tata Teleservices, BOC (India), Electrosteel Castings, Repro India and HDFC among others. He is chairman of Tata Refractories and TRF. Dr Irani also chairs the board of governors at XLRI in Jamshedpur. He is a well respected and a well-known personality in the iron and steel industry in India.   Dr. Irani received his  M.Sc. (Geology) degree from Nagpur University in 1958, M.Met. degree in 1960 and Ph.D. in 1963 from the University..

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Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:30:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e90e30e012e953b632339cf
<![CDATA[Kalanidhi Maran: A Profile]]> Born in 1964 in Chennai in India, Kalanidhi Maran is the Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Network, which is the most profitable Television network in Asia. In June 2010, he acquired Spice Jet which is the most profitable airlines in India. While his television channels and newspapers are primarliy concentrated in South India, his FM radio stations, DTH service and Airlines are spread across the country. He is the son of Former Union Minister of commerce Murasoli Maran, grandnephew of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.   Maran did his graduation..

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Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:50:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e90e30e012e951710cb2b3f
<![CDATA[Larry Bossidy: A Profile]]> Born on March 5, 1935, in Massachusetts, USA, (Lawrence A.) Larry Bossidy is a businessman and author. He is a retired CEO of Honeywell International Inc., a global $26-billion advanced technology, controls and manufacturing company. He has also spent more than 30 years rising into executive power at General Electric.   Bossidy graduated from Colgate University in 1957 with a BA in economics. Bossidy was later conferred a doctorate of Humane Letters from Colgate. Bossidy's distinguished five-decade career in business began with the General Electric..

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Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:12:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e90e30e012e94f3aed8175d
<![CDATA[Narayana Murthy: A Profile]]> Born on August 20, 1946, in Mysore in India, N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman, software engineer and the founder of Infosys Technologies, a consulting and IT services company based in India. He is currently the non-executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys. He was the CEO of the company for 21 years, from 1981 to 2002. After stepping down as CEO in 2002, he has broadened his scope of activities to social services as well as promoting India globally. His estimated net worth is $1.6 Billion as of 2010.   Murthy received his degree in electrical..

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Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:41:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e90e30e012e90fb37ce0a01
<![CDATA[Azim Premji: A Profile]]> Born on 24 July 1945, in Karachi in British India, Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, philanthropist and the chairman of Wipro Limited, a group company that holds Wipro Technologies, India's third largest software development companies and ranked among the top 100 technology companies globally. According to Forbes, he is currently the third richest Indian with a personal wealth of US$17 billion in 2010. His assets include 74% of Wipro.   Premji was forced to leave his studies in electrical engineering from Stanford University, California, USA at the..

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Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:58:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e81590c012e9065e05b3f1b
<![CDATA[Eric Schmidt: A Profile]]> Born on April 27, 1955 in Washington, D.C., Eric Schmidt is an engineer, chairman / CEO of Google and a former member of the board of directors of Apple Inc. He is also a co-author of the lex lexical analyzer software for Unix. He has also sat on the boards of trustees for Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University. His personal net worth is estimated to be $5.45 Billion.    Eric earned his Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering from Princeton University in 1976. At the University of California, Berkeley, he earned an MS in..

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Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:31:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e81590c012e904d2c643625
<![CDATA[Larry Page: A Profile]]> Born on March 26, 1973 in Michigan, USA, Larry Page is a computer scientist and industrialist who, with Sergey Brin, is best known as the co-founder of Google. He is expected to take over as Google CEO from April 4, 2011. Along with Sergey, Larry is regarded to have changed the way most people use the Internet. His personal net worth is estimated to be more than $15 Billion.   Both of Larry's parents were computer science professors at Michigan State University. Larry completed his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the..

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Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:52:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe842e81590c012e9029805127a8
<![CDATA[Manmohan Singh: A Profile]]> Born on 26 September 1932 in Punjab (now in Pakistan), Manmohan Singh is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. He is the first Sikh to hold the office. Singh is also the 7th Prime Minister belonging to the Indian National Congress party. He is number 18 on the 2010 Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.   Manmohan Singh attended Panjab University, Chandigarh, studying Economics and got his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1952 and 1954, respectively,..

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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:11:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe832e394af5012e49349a56337a
<![CDATA[Ratan Tata: A Profile]]> Born on December 28, 1937 in Mumbai, Ratan Tata is the present Chairman of Tata Sons the promoter company of the Tata group, since 1991. He is also the chairman of major Tata companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Tea, Tata Chemicals, The Indian Hotels Company and Tata Teleservices. During his tenure, the group’s revenues have grown nearly 12-fold, totalling $67.4 billion in 2009-10. The Tata Group includes India's largest private steel company, the biggest auto manufacturer and the largest IT outsourcing firm. He is also on the..

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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:08:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe832e394af5012e48faed0f219c
<![CDATA[Sunil Bharti Mittal: A Profile]]> Born on 23 October 1957 in Ludhiana, Punjab , Sunil Bharti Mittal is an Indian telecom mogul, philanthropist and the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises. Sunil Mittal can be called as originator of cellular phone revolution in India and runs India's largest GSM-based mobile phone service and world's fifth largest wireless company with over 190 million customers across 19 countries in Asia and Africa. There's a story behind his middle name. His parents (father, a bania , and mother, a khatri—Hindu castes) had an intercaste marriage, which created a brouhaha at that..

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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:15:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe832e394af5012e48ca35000f9a
<![CDATA[Steve Jobs: A Profile]]> Born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, the US, Steve Jobs is the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. Jobs' history in business has contributed much to the symbolic image of the idiosyncratic, individualistic Silicon Valley entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of design and understanding the crucial role aesthetics play in public appeal. Jobs is also known as the one man who could have upstaged Bill Gates. But Jobs was as excited about innovation as Bill Gates was interested in making money. His personal net worth is estimated to be above $6.1 Billion, according to Forbes.   ..

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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:42:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe832e394af5012e48ac4999012b
<![CDATA[Warren Buffett: A Profile]]>                   Born on August 30, 1930 in Nebraska in the US, Warren Buffett is an investor, industrialist and a philanthropist. He is widely assumed to be one of the most successful investors in the world. He is the majority shareholder and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is ranked consistently among the most wealthiest people in the world. As of 2010, he is ranked the third wealthiest person in the world, with a personal wealth of $45 Billion. Buffett is called the "Oracle of Omaha"or the..

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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:09:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852e244214012e2a4c84ff4bf5
<![CDATA[Jack Welch: A Profile]]>   Born on November 19, 1935 in Massachusetts in the US, Jack Welch is primarily known for being the CEO and Chairman of General Electric from 1981 to 2001. Many people believe that he was the force behind raising the market capital of GE from $12 Billion to $500 Billion when he stepped down as the CEO after 20 years. His personal wealth is estimated to be around $750 Million.   Jack Welch graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1957 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He went on to receive his M.S. and Ph.D at the University of Illinois at..

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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:18:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852e244214012e2a1dd7653ef1