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Thu Nov 04 2010, 09:42 AM
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Suhas Gopinath from Bangaluru---WORLD'S YOUNGEST CEO .....

When 14-year-old Suhas Gopinath started Global Inc ten years ago from a cyber cafe in Bengaluru, he didn't know that he had become the youngest CEO in the world.

Today, Global is a multi-million dollar company with offices in the United States, India, Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East and has 100 employees in India and 56 abroad

Among the several honors that have been bestowed upon this young man, the most prestigious is the invitation to be a member of the Board of the ICT Advisory Council of the World Bank..

Suhas is the youngest member ever in the World Economic Forum's history. The other members include the Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio, musician A R Rahman, Prince of Brunei, etc.

I come from a middle class family. My father worked as a scientist for the Indian Army. I used to study in the Air Force school in Bengaluru.

As a child, I was more interested in animals and veterinary science. But when I saw my friends who had home computers talk about it, I had this urge to learn and talk in their wave length.

But we didn't have a computer at home. In those days, computers were very expensive and we couldn't afford one.


So, what I did was, I located an Internet cafe near my house. With my modest monthly pocket money of Rs. 15, I couldn't afford to surf the net every day.

I noticed that the shop was closed in the afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM. So, I offered to open the shop for him after my school hours and take care of the customers.

In the bargain, he let me browse the net for free. That was the first business deal of my life and it turned out to be a successful one.

· On building websites using open source technology:

Once I got the chance to manage the shop and browse the net, I started building websites. It became my passion in no time.

I got hooked to open source technology after I started looking for e-books on how to build websites. They were not available as they were created in propriety sources.

So, I started using open source to build websites.

On getting the first contract to build a website

There is a freelance marketplace on the web where I could register and offer my services to build websites. I registered myself there as a website builder.

The first website I had to do was free of cost as I had no references. It was for a company in New York.

My first income was $100 when I was 13 for building another website but I didn't have a bank account. so, I told my father that I built a website and got paid for it.

I was not excited to get the money because money was not a factor that drew me to it. It was the passion for technology that attracted me. I used to build websites free of cost also. I was only a 9th standard student.



[lightbox=image_url|title|group|float]I have always believed that IT is not just technology but a tool that can solve the problems of people.

That is what I want to do in my company.

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Happy Deepavali guys
Thu Jun 09 2016, 07:05 AM
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Suhas Gopinath: When 14-year-old Suhas Gopinath started Global Inc ten years ago from a cyber cafe in Bengaluru, he didn't know that he had become the youngest CEO in the world. Today, Global is a multi-million dollar company with offices in the United States, India, Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East and has 100 employees in India and 56 abroad.

Kalanithi Maran: It's obvious that the most profitable television network in Asia would fill the pockets of its bosses. While the group's TV channels and news publications are concentrated in South India, its FM channels and DTH services and enjoyed pan India.

Kavery Kalanthi: The wife of Kalanidhi Maran and Executive Director of Sun TV Network is the second highest paid executive. According to Fortune she is also the highest paid woman executive in India.

Naveen Jindal: The Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd claims the third spot with an annual salary of around Rs. 55 Crores. Mr. Jindal is also well known for his efforts that led to the revision of the Flag Code of India which allows every Indian citizen the right to fly the National Flag 365 days a year.

Varun Manian: Varun Manian, Managing Director of Radiance Realty was born in Mumbai and brought up in Chennai. This young entrepreneur was born to K.S. Manian and Ranjini Manian, who as business people have contributed exponentially to his success. Today, Varun Manian leads and manages several ventures by Radiance which include Radiance Realty, Radiance Media Group, Radiance Home Solutions, Radiance Total Care Home Services, Radiance Facility Force and Radiance Sports.

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