February 05, 2023

Ratan Tata Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 28, 2022

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Short Biography

Ratan Tata was born on 28-12-1937 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India as Ratan Naval Tata. He is an Indian Businessperson, Investor, Philanthropist, Industrialist, Chairperson & Author.

Other Name: Ratan Naval Tata, Ratan N. Tata, RNT
Other Professions: Investor Philanthropist Industrialist Chairperson Author

Ratan Tata Complete Bio & Career

Ratan Naval Tata is one of the most successful Indian industrialists, philanthropists, investors, and former chairman of Tata Sons. He went to Bishop Cotton School and Cathedral and John Connon School for his schooling. He attended Cornell University for his Bachelor of Architecture in structural engineering. Later, he went to Harvard Business School and completed Advanced Management Program.
 
He started his career on the Tata Steel floor in 1961. He handled blast furnaces and learned to shovel limestone. He was given charge of turning around the group companies Empress Mills and NELCO, but he failed there. He was appointed as Chairman of Tata Sons after J.R.D Tata stepped down from the post in 1991. Many company heads, who were working there for decades and already having strong influential positions, resisted him. But he replaced them by introducing the age for retirement. New talent was given priority. He streamlined the overlapping operations of his group companies into a synergized one.
 
He led the Group to a new height. During his leadership, the revenues and profits increased significantly. Under his leadership, Tata Tea took over Tetley, Tata Steel acquired Corus, and Tata Motors took over Jaguar Land Rover. All these efforts resulted in the Group becoming a largely India-centric group in the business world globally. The group earned more than 65% of its revenues from sales and operations in over 100 countries. He introduced the budget car for an average Indian customer ‘Tata Nano’.He stepped down from the post in 2012 and appointed Pallonji Mistry’s son Cyrus Mistry as his successor. But in 2016, he was again appointed as an interim chairman after the removal of Cyrus Mistry from the post by the group. The news was scrutinized by the media. In 2017, Natarajan Chandrasekaran was appointed as a new Chairman of Tata Sons.
 
He is known for his investment skills and is often seen investing a small amount in both companies, in the early and late stages in India. He had investments in one of India's leading e-commerce websites ‘Snapdeal ‘, an online store selling superior Indian Tea ‘Teabox ‘and an online discount coupon and cashback website ‘CashKaro.com’.He had also investments in Paytm and Ola Cabs. He had also purchased a stake in the Chinese smartphone’ Xiaomi’.
 
He strongly believed in giving back. He is known for perceiving philanthropic endeavors. Reports state that 60 to 65 percent of his earnings from companies are used for rural development, medicine, and education for people. He received the 2 highest civilian awards from India, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan.

Honours & Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2000 Trade and Industry
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2008 Trade and Industry

Ratan Tata Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Naval Tata
Mother Sooni Tata
Brother Jimmy Tata
Step-brother Noel Tata
Step-mother Simone Tata
Wife Never Married
Children None

He was born into a Parsi family to a businessman father Naval Tata and his mother Sooni Tata. He has a brother named Jimmy Tata. He has also a stepbrother named Noel Tata from his father's 2nd marriage with Simone Tata. He is the great-grandson of Jamsetji Tata and grandson of Ratanji Tata. He is never married.

Life's Important Dates Of Ratan Tata

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Zoroastrian
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Campion School, Mumbai and Cathedral and John Cannon School, Mumbai
College Cornell University, New York, USA and Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusets, US
Qualification Advanced Managment Program
Hobbies Driving, Painting and Scuba Diving
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut In Tata Group - 1962

Favourites

Favorite Color Red
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Food Parsi Cuisine

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ratan Tata

  • Ratan Tata is a bachelor.
  • He is a licensed pilot and flies aircrafts.
  • He was offered a job at IBM, but he refused and instead joined his own family business.
  • He enjoys driving Ferrari California supercar when he is free.
  • He is one of the advisory board members in biggest corporate such as JP Morgan Chase, Mitsubishi Corporation etc.
  • He joined Instagram in October 2019 and garnered nearly 500k followers in just 1 day.
  • He donated Rs. 500 Crore during Corona Virus outbreak.

Ratan Tata Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

85 years, 1month, 8 days old age Ratan Tata will turn 86 on 28 December, 2023. Only 10 months, 22 days, 18 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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