Industrialist and philanthropist, Ratan Tata, turns 84 today. From finding his passion for playing the keys to welcoming the Maharaja home, 2021 brought good news and kept the billionaire busy.
With a net worth of $291 billion, Tata’s profile has been ranked on Forbes at the 61st spot – as of November 2010. He also made it to Forbes ‘Powerful People Earnings’ list in 2010.
Under Ratan Tata, the salt-to-software conglomerate grew by more than 40 times—from $5.7 billion in 1991 to around $103 billion in 2016. He also led historical mergers for his company including the Land Rover Jaguar and Tetley Tea deals. The chairman emeritus of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata is also well known for his philanthropy.
Ratan Tata Celebrates his birthday today
On his 84th birthday, here’s a look at how Tata’s 2021 pandemic year looked like:
The year started on a happy note when the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Tata Group in the Tata-Mistry case. The ruling comes after years of protracted legal procedures, bitter accusations and counter-accusations and no-holds-barred mudslinging.
Once an avid Twitter user, Ratan Tata has become an Instagram-pro. From learning about #ThrowbackThursdays to sharing pet-friendly posts, the businessman last learnt the trick to break the internet.
Since his Insta debut in October-end 2019, the philanthropist has managed to garner over 5 million followers on the photo-sharing app.
Tata informed that he has managed to make quality connections through his digital community.
Ratan Tata was born in 1937 and his father’s name was Naval Tata who was adopted by Ratanji Tata — son of Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata group. It has been said that Naval Tata was biologically related to the Tata family as his biological maternal grandmother was the sister of Hirabai Tata, wife of Jamshedji Tata and his biological grandfather Hormusji Tata was a part of a more extensive Tata family.
Ratan Tata’s parents got separated in 1948 when he was just 10 years old. He was raised by his grandmother Navajbai Tata, wife of Ratanji Tata.