The Chairperson & CEO of Pepsi, and a regular in Forbes 'Most Powerful Women', it's fair to say Indra Nooyi has made it. Let's put that in perspective. She is only the 5th head in the history of a company that generates about $66 billion in revenue. Yep. She's the bomb. So on her birthday, here are a few facts about her that you probably didn't know.
1. She played lead guitar in an all girls' band.
2. She worked in the graveyard shift as a dorm receptionist just so that she could earn an extra 50 cents.
3. Indra Nooyi is the 5th CEO in PepsiCo's 44 year history.
4. She was listed on Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People In The World" in 2007 and 2008.
5. In 2007, Indra Nooyi was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
6. As the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi has an approximate net worth of $144 million.
7. Indra Nooyi was born in Madras (present day Chennai) and is an alumnus of IIM- Calcutta.
8. She loves karaoke singing and apparently even has a karaoke machine at home.
9. Before she joined Pepsi, Indra Nooyi held various positions at Boston Consulting Group, Asea Brown Boveri, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell.
10. Since Indra Nooyi started as CFO in 2001, Pepsi's net profit has risen from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion.