Indra Nooyi Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, PepsiCo Success, Associations, Honors and Personal Life

Published Date   07th Aug. 2017, 23:42 pm
Indra Nooyi Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, PepsiCo Success, Associations, Honors and Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Indra Nooyi
Date of Birth: 28/10/1955
Age: 67 years old
Nationality: Indian/American
Net Worth: $144 million

Currently serving as Chairperson and CEO of largest multinational corporation PepsiCo Indra Nooyi net worth accelerated as she became one of the top female executives.


Born in 1955, Indra Nooyi is an Indian American business executive. She serves PepsiCo, second largest food and beverage business in the world as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer. With her exemplary works, Indra Nooyi net worth and recognition rose as Forbes and Fortune listed her in their success lists.

Early Life and Education

Indra Nooyi was born Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi on October 28 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. She was born in a Tamil-speaking family. Nooyi attended Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras. Later, she attended Madras Christian College of University of Madras from where she graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

After graduating in 1974, Nooyi went to Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and received MBA degree in 1976. The bright student Nooyi got acceptance from Yale School of Management in 1978. She earned master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale.

Early Professional Career

Indra Nooyi net worth rose as she held the position of product manager at a renowned company Johnson & Johnson. Her early career includes working at textile firm Mettur Beardsell. While Nooyi was studying at Yale, she got a chance of summer internship with Booz Allen Hamilton. After Nooyi graduated from Yale in 1980, she joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Soon, she also held strategy positions in Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.

All through 2015, Indra Nooyi net worth has hiked as she has turned into an independent director at Schlumberger.

Success at PepsiCo as CFO and CEO

The persevering woman full of experience, Indra Nooyi net worth rose as she joined PepsiCo in 1994. After 7 years of her constant work there, she became Chief Finance Officer. Her progress in her career in the company did not take long enough. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the PepsiCo in 2006.

As a CEO of the company, Nooyi has directed global strategy of the company for over ten years. Additionally, she has led PepsiCo’s restructuring and acquisition of Tropicana in 1998. Moreover, she has led the company merge with Quaker Oats Company and brought Gatorade. Due to these remarkable deeds, Fortune magazine ranked her 3rd in Most Powerful Woman in Business in 2014.

Indra Nooyi net worth as CFO of PepsiCo grew due to her excellent budget management and profit strategy. While she was serving as CFO, the company benefitted as net profit rose from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion.

Her direction, strategy and clear vision has always been helpful for the company. She categorized PepsiCo products into “fun for you”, “better for you” and “good for you” on the basis of nutritional values. Keen in nutrition, Nooyi strived to move the products away from junk food to healthier food. As a result, she abolished aspartame from Diet Pepsi in 2015.

Titles, Honors and Recognition

Due to her good vision in business, Nooyi has earned worldwide reputation and honors. The Wall Street Journal listed her among 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008. Time listed her among 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008. Similarly, Forbes ranked her 3rd in Most Powerful Women in 2008 list. Indra Nooyi net worth grew even more as Fortune ranked her 1st in list of most powerful woman in business in 2009 and 2010. Fortune again ranked her 6th in most powerful woman in business in 2015.

Indra Nooyi net worth rose as US News & World Report named her one of America’s Best Leaders in 2008. Similarly, American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected her to Fellowship the same year. US-India Business Council (USIBC) chose Nooyi as its chairwoman in 2008. Now, she leads USIBC’s Board of Directors consisting of more than 60 executives.

In 2009, Indra Nooyi became 2009 CEO of the Year. Global Supply Chain Leaders Group had entitled her this title. In the same way, Brendan Wood International considers her one of “The TopGun CEOs”. She has turned into second most powerful woman CEO in US after Kraft’s CEO, Irene Rosenfeld.

Besides, NDTV listed her on “25 Greatest Global Living Legends” in 2013. One of the most honorable accolades was that President of India, Pranab Mukharjee, awarded her in December 2014.

Yale School of Management will name its deanship honor in Indra Nooyi’s name as she became school’s biggest alumni donor. Another reason for the honor is that she is the first woman to endow a deanship at a top business school.

Membership and Association

She is a Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation. Apart from this, she serves as member of Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum International Rescue Committee, Catalyst and Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. In addition, she serves as member of Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships.

Furthermore, Nooyi is an Honorary Co-chair for World Justice Project. Recently, in 2016, she joined business forum assembled by President Donald Trump where she provided strategic and policy advice on economy.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Indra Nooyi married Raj Nooyi, an Indian origin management consultant. The couple has two daughters who live in Greenwich, Connecticut. Among her daughters, one is attending School of Management at Yale.

As per the recent data available, the top notch business executive Indra Nooyi net worth is $144 million. She earned a massive salary and net worth because of her exceptionally excellent business, strategy skills.

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