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Vijay Shekhar Sharma Wiki
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian billionaire businessman. He is the founder of mobile payments company Paytm. Sharma was ranked as India’s youngest billionaire in 2018 by the Forbes with a net worth of $2.2 billion.
Sharma was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. His early education was in a Hindi medium school. 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 20. In 1997, while in college, he started the website indiasite.net, and sold it two years later for $1 million.
In 2000 he started one97 Communications which offers mobile content including news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 is the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010.
In December 2015, Sharma criticized Facebook’s free basics initiative in India, as being against the principle of net neutrality. In 2017, Sharma appeared in Forbes’ World Billionaire’s List, the youngest Indian on the list.
|Real Name||Vijay Shekhar Sharma|
|Date of Birth||8th July 1978|
|Well Known for||Founder & CEO of Paytm|
|Height (approx.)||5 Feet 7 Inches (170 centimeter)|
|Weight (approx.)||85 kg (187 lbs)|
|Birthplace||Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Collage||Delhi College of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University)|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate in Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.)|
|Hobbies||Reading Book, Playing Cricket, Programming|
|Net Worth||220 crores USD (2018)|
|Income per year||Not available|
Relationship Status, Dating, Affairs
|Wife/Spouse||Mridula Sharma (m. 2005)|
|Father Name||Sulom Prakash Sharma|
|Mother Name||Asha Sharma|
|Sister Name||Monica Patel|