Ratan Tata is one of the richest persons in India and the former chairman of Tata Group. He is also widely known for his good nature and kind social work for the country. He is also one of the most respected business leaders in India. Thousands of youth considered him as one of the best youth icons for India.
In this article, we have provided 12 amazing, interesting, unknown and mind blowing facts about Ratan Tata, the real ratan of India.
8 Amazing, Unknown and Interesting Facts About Ratan Tata
1. Huge donations every year in education sector
Tata Group is widely known for their donations around the world for education sector for Indians. They have given $25 million to Cornell University (for Indian students), and Harvard Business School $50 million, and such other stories are common for Tata Group.
2. I don’t have money to buy LaFerrari
During the Geneva Auto Show, someone asked him, “Will you buy LaFerrari?”, he replied, “I don’t have money”.
3. Drive his own Ferrari California car
He loves to drive his own Ferrari California car during his free time. He is now enjoying the retirement life in Mumbai, India.
4. Why Ratan Tata is not billionaire
Ratan Tata is not included in the list of billionaires or richest persons in the world, why? He owns most of shares through his foundations and trusts and if we account that share, then the net worth of Ratan Tata would be $72 billion (approx.).
5. Parents separated
Ratan Tata’s parents separated when he was just 7 years old in 1940s. Then, he was brought up by his grandmother.
6. IBM offered the job
To your surprise, after completion of his education, Ratan Tata received the job offer from IBM company but refused and joined the family business.
7. Studied in best schools and colleges
Ratan Tata studied in well known colleges and schools to get his education. He studied at Campion School Bombay, Bishop Cotton School Shimla, Cathedral and John Connon School Mumbai, Cornell University New York, and Harvard Business School.
8. Once worked as a blue-collar employee
It is the most interesting fact about Ratan Tata. He was once worked as a blue-collar employee in the Tata Steel till 1971.
Article first published on May 3, 2016.