This man landed in America with less than $100 in his pocket, and is today a widely celebrated millionaire. Vivek Ranadivé is largely credited with digitizing the Wall Street in the 1980s. In the 1980s, all the stock market paper work was done on paper. Vivek tried to digitize it with his first company Teknekron Software. Today, Ranadivé is the only Indian who owns an NBA team (named Sacramento Kings) with a majority of 65% stake.
Along with a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Ranadivé obtained an MBA from Harvard University in 1983 where he was also a Baker Scholar.