11:04 am - Monday May 20, 2019

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Sabeer Bhatia

Why Is He Famous?
India born computer wizard, Sabeer Bhatia came into limelight when he created the web based e- mail- the Hotmail and later sold it to the software giant- the Microsoft for a staggering $ 400 million in 1998. This deal was struck after hectic negotiations between him and the Microsoft. After selling the hotmail to the Microsoft, Sabeer Bhatia worked with the Microsoft for about a year and then left it to start another venture- Arzoo Inc. It is ane-commerce firm with a revolutionary new way to shop on line. With the hotmail deal, Sabeer Bhatia became the Silicon Valley hero and is still basking in glory. Today, Sabeer Bhatia is an idol for all Indians who wish to make it big in the Silicon Valley.

Background
Sabeer Bhatia, an icon for the young and aspiring software professionals, was born in Chandigarh in 1969 and grew up in Bangalore. Sabeer had his early education at Bishop's Cotton School at Pune and then at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. For his bachelor's degree, Sabeer went to the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani. In the year 1988, he got a scholarship from the California Institute ofTechnology and moved to the Caltech. Later, Sabeer earned his masters degree inelectrical engineering from Stanford University. After graduation, Sabeer worked for theApple Computers for some time, as hardware engineer. It was here that Sabeer, along with his colleague Jack Smith, planned to set up the Hotmail. Rest all is history! A young man only with a few dollars in his wallet (when he left India) created software history.

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