Jimmy Tata Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 82 Years
Hometown: Mumbai
Religion: Zoroastrianism

Jimmy Tata

Full nameJimmy Naval Tata
Known forBeing the younger brother of Ratan Tata
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper (semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1941
Age (as of 2023)82 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Nationality• British Indian (1941-1947)
• Indian (1947-present)
ReligionZoroastrianism [1]The Guardian
EthnicityParsi [2]The Guardian
AddressSixth floor, Hampton Court, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Naval Hormusji Tata (deceased; former director and deputy chairman of Tata Sons)
Naval Tata's photo
Mother- Sooni Commissariat
Sooni Commissariat's photo
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
Ratan Naval Tata (former chairman of the Tata Group)
Ratan Tata's photo
Noel Tata (half-brother; chairman of Trent and Tata Investment Corporation, the managing director of Tata International, and the vice chairman of Titan Company and Tata Steel)
A photo of Noel Tata
Other RelativesGreat Grandfather- Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (deceased; industrialist, founder of the Tata Group)
Jamsetji Tata's photo
Grandfather- Ratanji Tata (deceased; philanthropist, businessman, and financier)
Sir Ratanji Tata's photo
Grandmother- Navajbai Tata (deceased; businesswoman, first chairman of Tata Sons)
Navajbai Tata's photo
Uncle- Dorabji Tata (deceased; Ratanji Tata's elder brother, industrialist, played a key part in uplifting the Tata Group)
Dorabji Tata's photo
Stepmother- Simone Tata (entrepreneur, co-founder of Lakmé)
Simone Tata's photo
Family TreeTata Group family tree

Note: To know more about the Tata family, read our Tata Family Tree post.
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Ratan and Jimmy Tata's combined net worth in November 2022 was estimated to be Rs. 23,874 crores ($2.99 billion). [3]Fortune India

Jimmy Tata

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jimmy Tata

  • Jimmy Tata is an Indian businessman whose elder brother is Ratan Tata, the former chairman of the Tata Group.
  • Jimmy belongs to a Gujarati business-class family in Mumbai.
  • Ratan Tata, in an interview, revealed that he and Jimmy faced a lot of difficulties as they were bullied extensively after Naval and Sooni parted ways in 1948. Talking about it, Ratan said,

    I had a happy childhood, but as my brother and I got older, we faced a fair bit of ragging and personal discomfort because of our parents’ divorce, which in those days wasn’t as common as it is today. But my grandmother brought us up in every way.”

    A photo of Ratan Tata (left) with Jimmy Tata taken in 1945

    A photo of Ratan Tata (left) with Jimmy Tata taken in 1945

  • After completing college, Jimmy started working with Naval Tata in the textile industry owned by the Tata Sons.
  • As per the will of Naval Tata, he was appointed as the trustee of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust in 1989 after the death of Naval.
  • Jimmy purchased shares in Tata-held subsidiaries like Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, and Tata Power.
  • He left Tata Sons in the 1990s.
  • Many sources have claimed that Jimmy Tata does not use a cell phone, and he relies on newspapers and magazines to keep himself up-to-date with recent happenings.
  • According to a well-known industrialist named Harsh Goenka, Jimmy is a good squash player, and he has defeated Harsh in all the matches the duo have played.

  • Reportedly, Jimmy Tata was not interested in working with the Tata Sons as he wanted a pursue a different career.
  • In October 2016, when Cyrus Mistry was removed from office as the chairman of the Tata Group, Jimmy objected to the decision of the board directors and did not support it. Jimmy also wrote many letters to Ratan and the Tata Group expressing his views on the issue.