Vinod Gupta: Philanthropist and Innovator
The way that pandemic cases are declining and vaccination rates have increased, people have started to come out of lockdown. Restrictions have lifted significantly. India is not so lucky. They have begun a second wave of the virus. Supplies are not widely available. The medical facilities can not keep up with the patients. People have begun to reach out to India to help.
One man, a native of India, Vinod Gupta has donated over $50 million dollars to this effort. This philanthropist stated in an interview that he will leave his vast fortune to charity when he dies. His donations at this time have helped the people that endured this terrifying time. Gupta has been working in philanthropy for years.
Vinod Gupta, the managing general partner at Everest Group, is responsible for many company acquisitions. Everest provides investment services to companies. It also offers accounting, human recourses, operations, and IT systems. It has the philanthropist Gupta to thank as well. Like the people of India that he helped with donations, other companies have also benefited from his help.
Back when he began, the Vinod Gupta School of Management started with an endowment. That $2 million endowment has provided educational opportunities to students in the technical fields. He also created a school for law. His love of education and philanthropy began at The University of Nebraska where he received his Master’s degree in agricultural engineering. He went on to receive two honorary Doctorate degrees.
Today, he works to support new start-up companies. Like his donations to India in their time of need, he has become a legend in the world of finance philanthropy. His help is essential now in our world of change. The start-ups that can benefit from his philanthropy and education systems can make the future a bright one.