Ratan Tata is the chairman of the Tata Group, as well as, other major Tata companies, and has a net worth of $1 billion.
Tata Sons is the promoter of the major operating group Tata companies and holds significant shareholdings in these companies.
Ratan Tata was born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India, in 1937.
Ratan Tata received a B.S. degree in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962, and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975.
He is also on the boards of Booz Allen Hamilton, American International Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, and J.P.Morgan.
He is also known for his efforts towards the development of Indica and the four passenger city car, the Nano.
He also conceptualized the Tata Nano car. The car was capped at a price that was within the reach of the average Indian consumer.
Mr. Ratan Tata received the Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Padma Bhushan in 2000, the second and third highest civilian honours awarded by the Government of India.