Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian technology entrepreneur and billionaire businessman. He is the Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of One97 Communication and its consumer brand Paytm. He founded Paytm in 2010.
|Born||15 July 1978, Aligarh , Uttar Pradesh|
|Height||5ft 7 in (170 cm)|
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder and CEO of Paytm, a Noida-based fintech company. The small town boy from Aligarh went from rag to riches and is the founder of the most trusted Technology brand in India that has changed the digital scenario over the years and it’s none other than Paytm.
He is married to Mridula Parashar Sharma and they have a child. His father was a school teacher. He cites Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma and Masayoshi Son of Softbank, as his inspirations. In February 2022, Sharma was arrested by Delhi police for hitting his car into the car of a police officer. He was later released on bail.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh on July 15, 1978, the third of the four children of Sulom Prakash, a school teacher, and Asha Sharma, a homemaker.
He did his schooling from Harduaganj, a small town near Aligarh. He was a child prodigy, beginning his college life at the age of 15 and graduating as an engineer with a B.Tech degree from the Delhi College of Engineering(now Delhi Technological University) when he was 19 years old.
In 1997, while in college, he started the website indiasite.net, and sold it two years later for $1 million. Three years later, in 2000, he started One97 Communications which offered mobile content including news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results.
One97 Communications Limited is the parent company of Paytm, a digital payments and financial services company which was launched by Sharma in 2010. In November 2021, Paytm went public raising $2.5 billion at a valuation of $19 billion, making it India’s largest initial public offering at that time.
Sharma is also an angel investor who has supported tech startups.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma Net Worth
Vijay Shekhar Sharma has India’s second-youngest billionaire with $2.35 billion wealth.
However as per reports dated March 15,2022, Sharma has lost his billionaire status, with a net worth estimated at $999 million which is around 100 Crores in Indian Currency. Once, Sharma used to earn around Rs 10,000 a month when he was 27 years old and based in Aligarh.
|Net Worth||$999 Million|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||100 crore INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||24 Crore +|
|Yearly Income||50 Crore +|
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is the innovation of Vijay Shekhar Sharma?
Ans. Vijay Shekhar Sharma founded fast-rising mobile wallet Paytm.
2. What can be learn from Vijay Shekhar Sharma?
Ans. Vijay has been the face of the economically backward section of Indian society .
3. What is everything about Vijay Shekhar Sharma?
Ans. Indian technology entrepreneur and billionaire businessman.
4. What is the business mantra of Vijay Shekhar Sharma?
Ans. “There are two kinds of companies in the world: One, who build, and two, who buy.”- Words of Vijay Shekhar Sharma .
5. What is the wife name of Vijay Shekhar Sharma?
Ans. The wife name of Vijay Shekhar Sharma is Mridula Parashar.
6. From where Vijay completed his education?
Ans. He completed his B.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering when he was 19 years old.