Ratan Tata Age, Biography, Wife & More

Ratan Tata

Real NameRatan Naval Tata GBE
ProfessionBusinessman and Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weightin Kilograms- 86 kg
in Pounds- 190 lbs
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 December 1937
Age (as in 2016)79 Years
Birth PlaceSurat, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolCampion School, Mumbai, India
Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India
CollegeCornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Educational QualificationsB.S. degree in architecture with structural Engineering
Advanced Management Program
FamilyFather- Late Naval Tata (Businessman)
Ratan Tata Father Naval Tata
Mother- Late Sooni Tata
Ratan Tata Mother Sooni Tata
Brother- Noel Tata (Half-brother)- Businessman
Ratan Tata Half-brother Noel Tata
Sister- N/A
HobbiesPainting, Playing Piano, Driving, Flying Jet Planes, Scuba Diving
Controversies• His name appeared in the 1997 Tape Scandal by the Indian Express Journalist Ritu Sarin.
• In 2010, he had to face local resistance in Singur, West Bengal for his Nano Car factory.
• His name also appeared in the 2010 Radia Tape Scandal.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodParsi Cuisines, Ida Chutney Pattice, Patrani Machhi
Favourite CarFerrari
Favourite ColourRed
Favourite BusinessmanJ. R. D. Tata
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Sexual OrientationStraight
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Money Factor
Net Worth$1 billion
Cars CollectionFerrari California, Honda Civic, Land Rover Freelander, Maserati Quattroporte, Cadillac XLR, Mercedes Benz 500 SL, Chrysler Sebring, Mercedes Benz S-Class, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar XF-R

Ratan Tata

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ratan Tata

  • Does Ratan Tata smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ratan Tata drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His father, Naval Tata, was adopted by the wife of Ratanji Tata- Navajbai Tata.
  • When his parents separated in the mid-1940s, he was raised by his grand-mother- Navajbai Tata.
  • Ratan Tata is very affectionate towards dogs and in-fact has 2 pet dogs- Maximus and Tito. Ratan Tata with his dogs
  • He joined Tata Group in 1961 and his 1st job was to shovel limestone & handle blast furnace.
  • He became Chairman of Tata Group in 1991 when J. R. D. Tata named him as his successor.
  • His Chairmanship brought laurels to Tata Group and its revenues increased by 40 times while its profit grew by 50 times.
  • Ratan Tata’s business skills transformed Tata Group from a local brand to a global conglomerate.
  • On 23 March 2009, he launched his dream car- Tata Nano and it was considered as world’s cheapest car priced at 1 lakh Indian Rupees. Ratan Tata with Nano Car
  • On 28 December 2008, he appointed Cyrus Mistry as his successor.
  • He is a trained pilot and on 8 February 2007, he became the 1st Indian to fly F-16.