Indra Nooyi is a renowned Indian American business executive and the current chairwoman and the CEO of PepsiCo, which is the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. She has consistently been ranked among the top powerful women in the world. In 2014, she got ranked at position 13 on the list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful women on Fortune List in 2015. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Indra Nooyi in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Indra was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on October 20th in 1955. She was born in a family speaking Tamil, and she schooled at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. She later joined Madras Christian College where she studied Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
Later on, she joined Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976 where she did her Post Graduate degree (Masters in Business Administration). Her career began in India where she served as product manager at the Johnson & Johnson and later at the Mettur Beard shell.
In 1978, she got admitted to Yale University where she pursued a master’s degree in Public and Private Management. While at Yale University, she interned at Booz Allen Hamilton. After graduation in 1980, she joined Boston Consulting Group and later Motorola Company.
She has two daughters, and she has a house in Greenwich, Connecticut. One of her daughters is studying at Yale University. Indra has been ranked as a third most powerful mom in the world. She has an elder sister who is a businesswoman and has been nominated for the Grammy Award.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Her career started working with Mettur Beardsell and Johnson & Johnson. Also, she worked at Boston Consulting Group for a limited period of tie. She joined Motorola Company where she served in different posts before being appointed the vice president of Motorola for four years. In 1994, she joined PepsiCo as senior vice president of corporate strategy and also development.
She has played a very crucial role in the growth and expansion of the company. She felt the need to have a healthy snack to tap on the shaking food preferences of consumers. This is what motivated the company to acquire Tropicana and merger of the Quaker Oates. Indra has been credited with the coming up of an aggressive strategy that has seen the company increase the profit margins.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Indra Nooyi is over $100 million. The wealth has been created from her career working in the management of various companies. A large chunk of this wealth has come from being part of PepsiCo where it is estimated that she earns a salary of over $29.8 million. She has worked very hard to achieve everything that she has. She has a house in Greenwich that is valued at $1 million.
Indra has demonstrated a lot of hard and dedication in everything that she does. Her innovativeness has seen her seen her climb through the ladders and become a very effective person. It will be interesting to see what the future has installed for her.