Jamsetji Tata

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Birthday
3, 1839
Birthplace
India
Death Date
May 19, 1904 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
3, 1839
Birthplace
India
Death Date
May 19, 1904 (65)

About

Indian tycoon who founded the Tata Group conglomerate, which made everything from energy to chemicals to drinks.

Before Fame

He was the first businessman to come out of a family of Parsi Zoroastrian priests.

Trivia

His company's wealth came after his death, but he did manage to build and open a grand hotel called the Taj Mahal Hotel on the Mumbai waterfront.

Family Life

He took after his father, a trader in Mumbai. He married wife Hirabai Daboo while he was still a student at the University of Mumbai.

Associated With

He was born the same year as the American industrialist John D. Rockefeller and set up his company around the same time as Rockefeller set up his.