Jimmy Tata is an Indian entrepreneur who is the younger brother of the former chairman of the Tata Group Ratan Naval Tata.
Jimmy Naval Tata was born in 1941 (age 82 years; as of 2023) in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India).
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper (semi-bald)
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Jimmy Tata was born into a Gujarati business-class Parsi family in Mumbai. The Guardian
Parents & Siblings
His father, Naval Hormusji Tata, was a businessman, who served as the director as well as the deputy chairman of Tata Sons He passed away on 5 May 1989 in Mumbai due to cancer. Naval Tata was adopted from an orphanage by Ratanji Tata’s wife Navajbai after his father and mother passed away.
His mother’s name is Sooni Commissariat (deceased). Jimmy’s parents got divorced in 1948 after which Ratan and Jimmy were raised by their grandmother Navajbai Tata.
In an interview, Ratan talked about his parents getting divorced and said that he and Jimmy faced a lot of bullying because of it. He said,
I had a happy childhood, but as my brother and I got older, we faced a fair bit of ragging and personal discomfort because of our parents’ divorce, which in those days wasn’t as common as it is today. But my grandmother brought us up in every way.”
His elder brother, Ratan Tata, is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist, who was the chairman of Tata Group and its subsidiaries.
His half-brother, Noel Tata, is the chairman of Trent and Tata Investment Corporation, the managing director of Tata International, and the vice chairman of Titan Company and Tata Steel.
Wife & Children
Jimmy Tata never got married and has no kids.
His paternal great-grandfather, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, was an Indian industrialist and the founder of the Tata Group.
His paternal grandfather, Ratanji Jamsetji Tata, was a philanthropist, businessman, and financier. He passed away in 1919 following which Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) was established.
His paternal grandmother, Navajbai Tata, was a businesswoman and the first woman director of the Tata Sons.
His paternal grandfather’s elder brother, Dorabji Tata, was a businessman, who played a key role in the development of the Tata Group.
His stepmother, Simone Tata, is a businesswoman who co-founded Lakmé.
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Jimmy Naval Tata follows Zoroastrianism. The Guardian
He resides on the sixth floor of Hampton Court in Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
After completing his formal education, Jimmy Tata started his career by working with his father in the Tata Sons’ textile business. In 1989, after the demise of Naval Tata, Jimmy became the trustee of Sir Ratan Tata Trust. Over time, Jimmy acquired shares in numerous Tata-owned subsidiaries including Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, and Tata Power. He retired from the Tata Sons in the 1990s.
In November 2022, Jimmy Tata and Ratan had a combined net worth of Rs. 23,874 crores ($2.99 billion). Fortune India
- According to many sources, Jimmy Tata does not own a mobile phone and depends upon newspapers and magazines for information.
- Jimmy Tata is an excellent squash player. Harsh Goenka, a prominent Indian industrialist, in his tweet, said that Jimmy defeated him in all the squash matches that Harsh played with him.
Did you know of Ratan Tata's younger brother Jimmy Tata who lives a quiet reticent life in a humble 2 bhk flat in Colaba, Mumbai! Never interested in business, he was a very good squash player and would beat me every time.
Low profile like the Tata group! pic.twitter.com/hkp2sHQVKq
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) January 19, 2022
- In an interview, Jimmy Tata said that he did not want to join the family business and wanted to do something of his own.
- Jimmy Tata was against the removal of Cyrus Mistry from the post of chairman of the Tata Group.
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