Vijay Shekhar Sharma

About Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Birth Day: July 08, 1978
Birth Place: Delhi, India, India
Alma mater: Delhi College of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University)
Occupation: Founder & CEO of Paytm and One97 Communications Limited

Vijay Shekhar Sharma Net Worth

Vijay Shekhar Sharma was bornon July 08, 1978 in Delhi, India, India. Son of a schoolteacher from a small city in north India, Vijay Shekhar Sharma founded fast-rising mobile wallet Paytm in 2011. One of the biggest beneficiaries of India's demonetisation, Paytm has notched up 250 million registered users and 7 million transactions daily. The May 2017 sale of Paytm's shares to Japan's SoftBank valued the company, in which Sharma owns 18%, at $7 billion. Sharma has also created Paytm Mall, an e-commerce business business and the Paytm Payments Bank.
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💰 Net worth: $1.72 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

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Biography/Timeline

1997

Sharma was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He cites Alibaba's founder Jack Ma and Masayoshi Son of SoftBank as his inspirations. He started college at Delhi College of Engineering at the age of 15. In 1997, while in college, started the website indiasite.net and sold it two years later for $1 million.

2000

In 2000 he started one97 Communications which offered mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 is the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010.

2015

In December 2015, Sharma criticised Facebook's Free Basics initiative in India, as being against the principle of net neutrality.

2017

In 2017, Vijay Shekhar Sharma was featured in the World Billionaire's List by Forbes. He acquired the 1567th rank becoming India's youngest man to be featured on the list.