It is always debated whether education plays an important role in a person becoming a rich and successful businessman or businesswoman. Some people have become business tycoons only with their sheer skill and little education. But here is a list of a few Indian Business Tycoons who have done their MBA from well known B-Schools and are the giants of the industry.
1. RATAN TATA
Ratan Tata was born on 28th December 1937. Current Chairman Emeritus of TATA SONS, he studied B.S. Architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962. He also completed his Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975. He started his career on the shop floor of TATA Steel. It was under his leadership and strategy that Tata Tea took over Tetley, Tata Motors obtained Jaguar-Land Rover, and Tata Steel procured Corus. His vision led to the creation of the cheapest passenger vehicle, Tata Nano. Presently he invested his personal savings into e-commerce ‘SnapDeal’. His philanthropic nature continues to serve Sir Ratan Tata Trust as well as Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the coveted Harvard Business School, India. He was conferred with the most prestigious Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2008 and 2000 respectively. Recently, he was also given Honorary Knight Grand Cross of The Order of the British Empire in 2014.