Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was born on the 28th October 1955, in Madras, Tamil Nadu India. She is a business woman, best known by being the chairwoman and the Chief Executive Officer of the international company PepsiCo. Thanks to her managerial and strategic skills, which are the main sources of her net worth, she has also been recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business, by the Forbes magazine, from 2006 to 2010. Indra has been active in business since 1980.
Have you ever wondered how rich Indra Nooyi is? According to sources, it is estimated that Indra Nooyi`s overall net worth is $145 million, with a salary of $18 million. Indra has acquired the amount through her successful business career spanning more than 35 years.
Indra Nooyi Net Worth $145 Million
Indra was born in Madras – now known as Chennai – into a family that spoke the Tamil language. Indra was educated at the Holy Angels Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School and then enrolled in the Madras Christian College. She graduated in 1974 with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Physic and Mathematics. She continued on to postgraduate study and acquired a diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976. She worked briefly for Johnson & Johnson in India as a product manager before she was accepted to the Yale School of Management, from where she graduated in 1980 with a masters degree in Public and Private Management. Soon after, her career began when she joined the Boston Consulting Group and later worked for Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.
However, her net worth really began to increase when she joined PepsiCo. in 1994. In 1997 she led the successful dispossession of the Pepsi`s restaurants Tricon, which are now known as Yum! Brands. In 1988 she continued by acquiring the Tropicana. In 2001 she was responsible for bringing the Quaker Oats Company alongside Gatorade into Pepsi`s hands. Thanks to her successful ventures, Nooyi was named president and CFO of the company the same year. From that moment, the yearly profit of the company has risen to $6.5 billion, from where it stood before at the modest $2.7 billion. In 2006, Indra was named the Chief Executive Officer, becoming the fifth CEO of Pepsi in its history.
Due to the success she has brought to the company, Indra has earned a few prestigious awards from her achievements.In 2007, Nooyi was awarded Padma Bushan by the Indian president. In 2008 she was appointed as chairwomen of the U.S-India Business Council, furthermore Indra was named CEO of the Year by the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group in 2009.
Overall, her career is rather successful, and other than the already mentioned awards and achievements, Indra was named one of America`s Best Leaders by USNews & World Report, and in 2008 she was inducted into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Adding to her career, she has been recognized as a member of the Board of the Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships and she is also a member of the Catalyst, among other organizations.
Indra`s personal life is apparently as successful as her career. She has been married to Raj K. Nooyi for 34 years; the couple has two daughters. One more thing about Indra: she is a vegetarian.