Dark and gloomy, that’s what the earlier days of India were. However, we are all fortunate enough to live in a revamped and remolded India, which is home to many wonders. In the entrepreneurial world, India has set a precedent. Wonders are in store and entrepreneurial beauty is in the offing. The characteristic workaholic nature of Indians has allowed the truly potential and highly deserving to excel in a broad range of career spectrums. From Antarctica to Asia, there is no dearth of success stories of Indians who carved a niche for themselves.
Here is a curated list of Indian origin people who are making it big abroad:
- Satya Nadella:
This celebrated Indian-American executive was born to an IAS officer in Hyderabad. After completing his Electrical Engineering from the Manipal Institue of Technology, he went to US to pursue Master’s in Computer Science. After completing his Master’s in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, his passion for MBA prompted him to pursue a course in management in the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Presently, he is the CEO of the tech-giant Microsoft.
- Sundar Pichai:
He is a jack of all trades and master of all. After completing his Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Pichai Sundararajan, known to the world as Sundar Pichai, went on to pursue MS from the prestigious Stanford University. He shook off any existing complacency and went on pursue MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2014, he was appointed as Product Chief by Larry Page. Due to his exceptional strategies and brilliant vision, he was appointed as the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015 by Larry Page.
- Vinod Khosla:
He is the co-founder of Stanford University Network or SUN Microsystems. SUN Microsystems is known to the programming world for its magnificent object oriented language- Java. Khosla holds a MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the proud owner of his own venture firm- Khosla ventures. His net worth stands at an estimated 1.5 billion US dollars.
- Sabeer Bhatia:
This Indian entrepreneur is the creator of Hotmail email service. He holds a bachelor degree from California Institute of Technology, USA. In addition, he earned a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After graduating, he worked as a hardware engineer at Apple Inc.
- Pranav Mistry:
Currently serving as the Global Vice President of Research at Samsung, Pranav Mistry had the prior experience of working with several top notch tech-giants such as Microsoft, Google, NASA etc. He is best known to the world for his magnificent work on SixthSense, a gesture based wearable computer system. World Economic Forum (WEF) honored him with the prestigious ‘Young Global Leader’ award in 2013.
The list of Indian origin people who are making it big abroad is indeed endless. To all Indians, here is the quote-“Take pride in being an Indian.”