|Ratan Tata the famous Indian Industrialist and Philanthropist has a net worth of $1.2 Billion. He was the chairman of Tata Sons and headed the Tata Group from 1990 to 2012. The Indian government awarded him with Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000), the top two civilian awards presented by the Indian Government. He accumulated most of his net worth during his regime as the chairman of Tata Group.|
|Date of Birth||28 December 1937|
|Net Worth||$1.2 Billion|
|Positions Held||Chairman of Tata Group (1990 – 2012, 2016- 2017)|
Ratan Tata : Education
Born to Naval Tata in 1937, Ratan Tata studied at the Campion School, Mumbai till Class eight. He then went to Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, and at Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. He then went to the US and graduated from Riverdale Country School in New York City in 1955.
Ratan Tata also received a degree in Architecture from Cornell University in 1959. In 1975, attended the seven-week Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Notable Acquistions by Ratan Tata
Although Tata was a proud Indian company for more than 100 years, Rathan Tata felt, the company should invest and focus on international business and collaborations. As a result, he acquired Tetley and merged with Tata Tea and acquired Corus and merged with Tata Steels. He also acquired Jaguar Land Rover and merged with Tata Motors. The acquisitions made Tata Group focus on Global Business and Brands.
Ratan Tata is one of the leading philanthropists in India. He mainly focuses on Education, Rural Development, and Medicine. He runs several education trusts to educate poor and rural kids in Indian villages and small towns.
Although Ratan Tata is heading several boards , the notable one include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ratan Tata is also a key member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry.