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.

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2. She worked in the graveyard shift as a dorm receptionist just so that she could earn an extra 50 cents.

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3. Indra Nooyi is the 5th CEO in PepsiCo’s 44 year history.

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4. She was listed on Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People In The World” in 2007 and 2008.

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5. In 2007, Indra Nooyi was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

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6. As the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi has an approximate net worth of $144 million.

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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.

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9. Before she joined Pepsi, Indra Nooyi held various positions at Boston Consulting Group, Asea Brown Boveri, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell.

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10. Since Indra Nooyi started as CFO in 2001, Pepsi’s net profit has risen from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion.

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