Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was born on 29 July 1904. He is a very well-known French born Indian business tycoon and an aviator. He is the chairman and cofounder of the world famous company Tata Sons. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata is the first licensed pilot of India due to which he has also been rewarded with the award of French Legion of Honor in 1992 and another grant that is considered to be the highest civilian award of India called Bharat Ratna. His company TATA Sons is a Mumbai based conglomerate that is functional in collaboration with the other Tata firms like Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Teleservices, The Indian Hotels Company, Tata Power, Tata tea, and Tata Chemicals. His basic schooling is from Bombay India where he has studied at the Campion school alongside the Bishop Cotton School based in Shimla.
His secondary education was from Cathedral and John Connon School. He has been a part of many fraternities since he was in his secondary school. Later he received much education from France, London and Japan. In 1929 he renounced his French citizenship and moved to India where he started working in his father’s company Tata Sons, making him one of the leading entrepreneur and business person of India.
Net worth of Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
Initially, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata started out himself with a hovelling limestone and inclining to the blast furnace on the ground floor of Jamshedpur. His current net worth can be summarized to one billion dollars earning him a good position in Forbes list of richest people of the world.
He has worked as a manager in NELCO where he managed to rise up the market shares of the company and improve the overall condition of the organization. But later many labor problems occurred and his business started to fall off. After much tribunal, he then joined Tata Sons and took the position of chairman there to be the responsible of acquisition of business such as Tetley, Land Rover, Corus and Jacquar. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata is also among the board members of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is Indian based aid initiative and is also the member of Prime Minister’s Council on Commerce and Business. Some other ways of his earnings are achievements as a chairman of Tata industries. He has received many awards such as Honorary Economic Advisor (2004), Honorary Citizen of Singapore (2007), Honorary Doctor of Laws (2010) etc.
He has also earned some huge sum of money from his attempts at the development of India and four passenger city car Nano which is the most economical and famous automobile of the world.
Achievements of JRD Tata
He has received a number of major awards in history. Some of his key achievements include honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force, The Tony Jannus Award in March 1979, the Gold Air Medal of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in 1985, the Edward Warner Award of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Canada in 1986 and the Daniel Guggenheim Award in 1988.
He received the Padma Vibhushan in 1955 and the French Legion of Honour that was conferred on him in 1983.
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