Jimmy Tata Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Jimmy Tata

Jimmy Tata is an Indian entrepreneur who is the younger brother of the former chairman of the Tata Group Ratan Naval Tata.

Wiki/Biography

Jimmy Naval Tata was born in 1941 (age 82 years; as of 2023) in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India).

A photo of Ratan Tata (left) with Jimmy Tata taken in 1945

A photo of Ratan Tata (left) with Jimmy Tata taken in 1945

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper (semi-bald)

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Jimmy Tata

Family

Jimmy Tata was born into a Gujarati business-class Parsi family in Mumbai. [1]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.

A photo of Naval Tata

A photo of Naval Tata

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.

A photo of Sooni Commissariat

A photo of Sooni Commissariat

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.

A photo of Ratan Tata

A photo of Ratan Tata

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.

A photo of Noel Tata

A photo of Noel Tata

Wife & Children

Jimmy Tata never got married and has no kids.

Other Relatives

His paternal great-grandfather, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, was an Indian industrialist and the founder of the Tata Group.

A photo of Jamsetji Tata

A photo of Jamsetji Tata

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.

A photo of Sir Ratan Ji Tata

A photo of Sir Ratan Ji Tata

His paternal grandmother, Navajbai Tata, was a businesswoman and the first woman director of the Tata Sons.

A photo of Navajbai Tata

A photo of Navajbai Tata

His paternal grandfather’s elder brother, Dorabji Tata, was a businessman, who played a key role in the development of the Tata Group.

A photo of Dorabji Tata

A photo of Dorabji Tata

His stepmother, Simone Tata, is a businesswoman who co-founded Lakmé.

Simone Tata's photo

Simone Tata’s photo

Family Tree

The family tree of Tatas

The family tree of Tatas

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Religion

Jimmy Naval Tata follows Zoroastrianism. [2]The Guardian

Address

He resides on the sixth floor of Hampton Court in Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Career

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.

Net Worth

In November 2022, Jimmy Tata and Ratan had a combined net worth of Rs. 23,874 crores ($2.99 billion). [3]Fortune India

Facts/Trivia

  • 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.

  • 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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