Why Ratan Tata Not Among The World’S Richest Billionaires?

Karunyaa Dhanavathini R
May 13, 2019   •  4549 views

Ratan Tata was the chairman of Tata Group of companies from 1991-2012 & 2016-2017. During the reign of Ratan Tata as chairman, India had the highest economically evolving duration for over a decade. Ratan Tata is well recognized for bringing in huge changes in Tata group by numerous acquisitions and revamping. Ratan Tata is considered to be the best industrialist rather than a top businessman. This is justifiable by the values followed of Tata group for generations.

Ratan Tata has received the most prestigious awards like Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008 from the government of India. Apart from these recognitionsRatan Tata has received around 37 highest accolades during his whole lifetime.

What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind-Ratan Tata

Major transformation by Ratan Tata:

  • Ratan Tata’s two decade of leadership made Tata group achieve 40% growth in revenue and 50% growth in profits

  • Ratan Tata took Tata group onto a globally successful company by acquiring Tetley, Jaguar, Land rover and Corus

  • In 2010, he donated $2.20 billion to Harvard Business School which was the highest donation from an international donor for building an academic block and residential building

  • Major investments in start-ups by Ratan Tata are:

Facts behind Tata Group

At present Tata group of companies hold 96 different companies internationally and 36 among them are publicly listed firms. In India 4 out of 5 top ranked firms belong to Tata Group. Overall market capitalization from Tata group of companies in the year 2019 is about $130 billion which is same as the net worth of world's richest person 2019- Jeff Bezos.

Few of the major industry ventures of Tata Enterprises are:

  • Tata Steel

  • Tata Motors

  • Tata Consultancy Services

  • Tata Power,Tata Chemicals

  • Tata Global Beverages

  • Tata Teleservices

  • Titan

  • Tata Telecommunications

  • Taj Group

The answer to why Ratan Tata or any member related to Tata group of companies are not among world's richest person list in spite of making $130 billion revenue is- 65% of the multinational firm's revenue directly goes into their charitable organizations rather than being accounted for an individual owner.

Tata group of companies own numerous charity, trust organizations and are also tied up with major philanthropy firms. Thus every fiscal year, Tata group directly transfers and invests into those charities for various causes.

Ratan Tata's net worth has never recorded to have crossed $1 billion. They put back major of their fortune into well-being of their employees and nation. Unlike other international conglomerates, Tata group does not add the profits into the involved families. Since the establishment of Tata group they have been following the values of philanthropy and never failed to execute it each year.

Few public welfare and charity organizations of Tata group are:

  • The Energy and Resources Institute, a non-governmental research institute

  • The JRD Tata Ecotechnology Centre

  • National Centre for Performing Arts

  • Tata Center for Technology & Design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Tata Centre for Technology & Design at IIT Bombay

  • Tata Cricket Academy

  • Tata Football Academy

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences

  • Tata Management Training Centre

  • Tata Medical Center, inaugurated on 16 May 2011 by Ratan Tata

  • Tata Memorial Hospital

  • Tata Trusts, a group of philanthropic organizations

  • Tata Cancer Hospital

Venturing into a business and becoming successful is quite normal but to maintain the core values of the firm is something trivial. Since the founding year in 1868, Tata group of companies have been keen about the mutual growth of everyone related and unrelated. Tata group's extraordinary contributions to the world are something to be learnt and acknowledged.

Placing others before you has been preached and succesfully practiced by Tata Group for generations


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Ratan Tata gives 66% of their yearly benefit to charity. If we put this 65% ownership of Tata Sons in Ratan TATA's own budget report then Ratan Tata's Net worth can turn out to be more than $ 70 billion. He could inspire and motivate others. Even you can find Similar article in https://magazine.xpert.tv/user-story-ratan-tata-the-successful-businessman/