Vivek Ranadive Bio, Age, Net Worth

Vivek Ranadive is an Indian-born American personality. He is an author, business executive, engineer, speaker, and philanthropist. His full name is Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé. He founded TIBCO Software, where he was previously assigned CEO. He is also the co-owner and chairman of the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings.

Vivek Ranadive Net Worth

Vivek Ranadive is an Indian businessman who resides in America. He is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, engineer, and author of three books. His biographies and success stories have been published in many newspapers. Author Malcolm Gladwell told his success story in the pages of The New Yorker. Gladwell later adopted it in his book in 2013. “David and Goliath” is the book’s name. He is internationally famous and has a net worth of $700 million.

Net Worth: $700 Million
Real Name: Vivek Ranadive
Birth Date: October 7, 1957
Age (as of 2024): 67 Years
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Wife: Deborah Addicott (Ex.)

Early Life

Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé was born on 7th October 1957, making him 67 years old as of 2024. He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and is one of the youngest of three children born to his parents. He went to the Bombay International School, located at Babulnath, Mumbai.

Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé was 16 years old when he passed the enrollment for MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]. It was around 1970 when the Indian government did not release foreign currency for Indian students/citizens to read abroad. That meant that he could not take the foreign currency abroad. Eventually, he camped outside the RBI bank (Reserve Bank of India); the bank eventually gave him $50 to the then 17-year-old student. He then went to MIT, receiving his graduate and post-graduate degrees in four years.


Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé had a bachelor’s and master’s in electrical engineering from MIT. After that, he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983. He was still studying at MIT when he first began and founded his self-funded company, “a UNIX consulting company.” He also worked as an engineer and managed management positions at Ford Motor Company, M/A-Com Linkabit, and Fortune Systems.

After being funded by Cisco and Reuters, Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé founded TIBCO in 1997. The company’s full name is TIBCO Software Inc. In 2016, he founded Bow Capital with the University of California Regents. Many other companies invested in the foundation of his company, including Skillit (platform), Eversight, Workramp,, and Flex.

In 2010, Vivek became the company’s co-owner and vice-chairman of the Golden State Warriors, an NBA franchise. Vivek Ranadive became the first Indian person to co-own the American franchise of the NBA association. He is also the Chairman, CEO, & Governor at Sacramento Kings.


Vivek Ranadive has also worked as a book author. He has published three books at different times. His books have discussed marketing, ways to respond against real-time technology in companies, predicting or anticipating the companies’ future, etc. The names of his books are –

  • The Power of Now: How Winning Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-Time Technology, published in 1999
  • The Power to Predict, published in 2006
  • The Two-Second Advantage……How We Succeed ….by Vivek Ranadive, published in 2011

Philanthropist Work

Vivek Yeshwant Ranadivé often participates in philanthropic tasks and donates money to needy students and people. From 2016 to 2020, he was one of the leading donors for “Democratic candidates and causes.” He donated around $55,731 to Democratic candidates.

Personal Life

Vivek Ranadive was married from 1979 to 1999. His ex-wife’s name was Deborah Addicott. The pair shared three children: Aneel, Andre, and Anjali. However, Vivek was much closer to his younger daughter, Anjali.

Anjali became an established singer and songwriter. In April 2014, she wrote and released her first single, “We Turn Up,” followed by her second single, “Nobody.” She earned the stage name “Nani,” which means maternal grandmother in Hindi. She is also associated with NGOs, creating awareness for the conservation of sharks, polar bears, and tigers.

Social Media

Vivek is available on social media profiles like Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and LinkedIn. He goes by the handle name vivek on Instagram, with a verified blue tick. He seems more connected with the NBA community, for which he often travels to India. Many of his posts are available in the NBA stadium.

Vivek Ranadive is available on LinkedIn under the same name. On LinkedIn, he describes himself as belonging to Palo Alto, California, United States. He also uses the same name on Twitter and goes by the handle Vivek Ranadivé [@Vivek]. He joined Twitter in March 2009.

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