I don’t believe in taking right decision, I take decisions and make them right.

– Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata biography shows his entire journey as an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons. He was also chairman of Tata Group, from 1991 to 2012. He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India – Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.

Basic Information

NameRatan Tata
CategoryBusinessman
NationalityIndian
Alma MaterCornell University
OccupationFormer chairman of Tata Group
Net Worth$1 Billion As Of Jan 15, 2017
Birthday28 December 1937
Birth PlaceSurat
Age80
SpouseNo
FatherNaval Tata
MotherSonoo Tata

Awards and Honors

Name(Year)Awarding organisation
Commander of the Legion of Honour(2016)Government of France
Sayaji Ratna Award(2015)Baroda Management Association, Honoris Causa, HEC Paris
Honorary Doctor of Automotive Engineering(2015)Clemson University
Honorary Doctor of Laws(2014)York University, Canada
Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE)(2014)United Kingdom Government
Sayaji Ratna Award(2014)Baroda Management Association, Honoris Causa, HEC Paris
Honorary Doctor of Business(2014)Singapore Management University
Honorary Doctorate(2013)University of Amsterdam
Honorary Doctor of Business PracticeCarnegie Mellon University
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Lifetime Achievement(2013)Ernst & Young
Transformational Leader of the Decade(2013)Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 2013
Foreign Associate(2013)National Academy of Engineering
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun(2012)Government of Japan
Padma Vibhushan(2008)Republic of India
Padma Bhushan(2000)Republic of India

Philanthropy

YearActivity
2010HBS Tata related companies and charities donated $50 million for the construction of an executive center named as Tata Hall devoted to the Harvard Business School’s mid-career Executive Education program.
Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) has given the largest ever donation to Carnegie Mellon University(CMU) for a facility to research in cognitive systems and autonomous vehicles. TCS donated $35 million for this grand 48,000 square-foot building that is going to be called TCS Hall

Lifestyle

CarRatan Tata has a collection of cars. He is currently having Tata Nexon, Ferrari California, Honda Civic, Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, Land Rover Freelander, Mercedes-Benz W124, Cadillac XLR, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Chrysler Sebring
PetHe is an animal lover. He has two German Shephards. He loves dogs and even invested in a company named ‘Dogspot’.
HobbiesHe loves to experiment with new things. He even flew A-16 fighter Jet of Indian Air Force
ClothingHe is always dressed up and dapper in formal outfits. He prefers white shirts and bright hued Hermes ties with his dark navy or black suits
FoodTangy and sweet masoor dal cooked with lots of garlic, mutton pulao dal and nut-rich baked custard

Company Profile

NameTata Group
IndustryConglomerate
Founded in1868
HeadquarterMumbai
Key PeopleNatarajan Chandrasekaran, Ratan Tata, Saurabh Agarwal
Products & ServicesAirlines, Automotive, Chemicals, Defense, FMCG, Electric utility, Finance, Home appliances, Healthcare, Hospitality, IT Services, Locomotives, Retail, Real estate, Steel, Telecommunications
Area ServedWorldwide
RevenueUS$100.4 billion
SubsidiariesTata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals (including Tata Swach), Tata Global Beverages, Tata Coffee, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications, and The Indian Hotels Company Limited
PhilanthropyTata Group has helped establish and finance numerous research, educational and cultural institutes in India and received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.Tata Group donated $50 million USD to Cornell University for “agricultural and nutrition programs in India and for the education of Indian students at CornellIn 2010, Tata Group donated ₹ 2.20 billion ($50 million) to the Harvard Business School (HBS) to build an academic and a residential building for executive education programmes on the institute’s campus in Boston, Massachusetts, now Tata Hall.Tata Football Academy won the bid to form the Jamshedpur FC, a football club based on Jamshedpur of Jharkhand in the 4th edition of the Indian Super League.