Ratan Tata Family

by Jessica Sara

Ratan Tata is one of the most known names and influential personalities in the country. A name connected with trust and a wide array of business lines makes Tata one of the biggest and the most associated brand names in the country. He had served the Tata group as the chairman from the year 1991–2012.


He was adopted by a distant relative of Navajbai Tata family. His parents were Naval and Sonoo Tata who separated in the 1940’s.  On the educational front, Ratan Tata attended the Campion School in the early years and finished his senior education at the Cathedral and John Connon School. Further, he moved on to the New York to pursue B.S. in architecture with structural engineering from the Cornell University in 1962. In 1975, he took up an Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. Ratan Tata is a part of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

Tata was honoured by second-highest civilian award of India, called Padma Vibhushan, in 2008. He has also received honorary doctorates from several universities in India and overseas. Tata began his league in 1961, when he started his first shop floor, Tata Steel. In 1991, Ratan Tata took up as the chairman of the Tata Group. The company’s profits went two fold when Tata Motors acquired Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Tea acquired Tetley and Tata Steel acquired Corus. The move made Tata a global business.  Retired from the Tata group, he still holds an interest in two leading e commerce named Snap Deal and Blue Stone.

Tata Parents – Naval Tata and Sooni Tata

Naval Tata was born on 30th August 1904 in Mumbai. He was adopted by Ratan Tata, who was Jamsetji’s son named after his grandfather.  Naval Tata was married to Sooni Tata. When Ratan Tata was seven, the couple separated. His grandmother Navajbai raised him. He went ahead and married Simone Tata. Naval Tata took his last breath on 5 May 1989.

Ratan Tata Siblings – Jimmy Tata and Noel Tata

Jimmy Tata

Jimmy Tata holds a degree in Financial Management from University of Mumbai. He is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, Hyderabad. He has an experience over twenty years working with different MNC’s.

Noel Tata


Noel Tata is the stepbrother of Ratan Tata. He was born in the year 1957 to Simone and Naval Tata. Noel Tata currently serves as the Chairman of Trent Ltd, Tata Investment and Managing Director of Tata International. He is married to Aloo Mistry, who is the daughter of Pallonji Mistry.

Ratan Tata Spouse

Ratan Tata is a bachelor.

Ratan Tata Net Worth:

Ratan Tata has been rated at the 61st position by the Forbes Magazine in the list of most powerful people. He holds an estimated net worth of $1 Billion.


On the philanthropic end, Ratan Tata holds interests in two trusts named after Sir Dorabji Tata  and Sir Ratan Tata. He has also been conferred with the highest civilian award called Padma Bhushan in the year 2000.