The Story of Gurbaksh Chahal
Gurbaksh Chahal was born in Punjab, India. He moved to the US with his family at a young age. While his family endured struggles, as all immigrants do, his relentless pursuit of creating new business led him to the world of digital advertising. He started his career at the age of 16. He himself at first dropped out of high school. Since then, Gurbaksh has not only strived to continue his education but also was awarded an honorary degree from Pace University in 2010.
Gurbaksh Chahal is a successful four-time entrepreneur: ClickAgents, BlueLithium, RadiumOne and now Chairman & CEO of VendorCloud. The companies he has founded from scratch have grown to employ thousands of jobs worldwide. Of the four, two companies he started from his family’s home in the United States. Given his successful entrepreneurial success, Gurbaksh was invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show, an honor only so few Indian-Americans have had.
Gurbaksh Chahal understands the importance of education in every child’s life. Being an entrepreneur, who grew up in the Silicon Valley, he also has seen the broken school systems of not only in his homeland India but also in the United States. While Gurbaksh himself stated on several occasions that growing up, he was on the introvert side, he has since grown to embody a powerful voice in the community, speaking up what he believes in and proving to be a passionate and inspiring leader. Gurbaksh sponsors various events to promote the younger generation to learn more about technology. This is something Gurbaksh not only does for the United States’ needy institutions but across the globe. Across the major cities, in developing countries, several school and centers have benefited from Gurbaksh Chahal Foundation’s generous donation of computers, and setup of complete lab rooms. Furthermore, students have been provided with new technologies to not just learn to code but to draw and become artists. Gurbaksh wholeheartedly believes every child has the right to dream their own unique future for themselves. He has said, “not every child is going to become a programmer, doctor, or engineer. And that is ok. We need artists in this world too!”
Gurbaksh Chahal’s family has long continued to support the foundation’s core fundamental task of ensuring all children have a happy and safe environment to grow up in. Aside from the setting up labs, computer centers and refurbishing schools, the Chahal Foundation has set up stipends and scholarships for children of single parents as well.
Anyone with Gurbaksh Chahal’s net worth can do a multitude of things. However, this entrepreneur has not stopped at creating four companies and thousands of jobs. But, his much relentless pursuit to create new products, cutting edge technology, and inspire people leads him to now venture to new verticals. Gurbaksh has proven yet again, love is to be shared, his insights are profound and his strength has a clear sense of direction and purpose.
For countless people that follow Gurbaksh Chahal Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites are daily inspired by his inspiring blogs. Gurbaksh Chahal’s most inspiring quote has been “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient”.
What a fitting quote for a genuinely inspiring guy, who embraces every opportunity to lead positive change in the world at large! Of course, one only needs to do a search on this quote to see many memes have been created & countless people that Gurbaksh inspires through his blogs, Facebook, Twitter and various other social medium platforms. You can also get your daily dose of inspiration through his own motivational blog at BeLimitless.