Manoj Bhargava is a businessman, philanthropist and a self-made billionaire of Indian-American origin. He is the founder-cum-CEO of Innovations Ventures LLC, a company that manufactures the ‘5-hour Energy drink’. Bhargava established the company is 2003 and it has grown by leaps and bounds, achieving an approximate $1 billion in sales by 2012. He vowed to use 99% of his net worth towards the uplift of the socially and economically deprived.
Manoj Bhargava was born in 1953 in Lucknow, India. He and his family migrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1967. Bhargava got a ‘math scholarship’ to The Hill School, a "privileged private academy". He went to the Princeton University for a year.