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Story Of Vijay Shekhar Sharma

 

Story Of Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, one of the youngest renowned entrepreneurs of coming ages. Here is the short summary of his life journey. Vijay Sharma was born on July 08, 1978 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India; Being born in a lower middle-class family. His father was a school teacher and the sole earning member. He has two elder sisters and a younger brother. Mother was a home-maker. So, for his only dream was, to join engineering college and finish the course and take up a job that offered Rs 10,000 as salary. But as of now he is founder and CEO of Paytm andOne97 Communications Limited.

He faced trouble in his studies at Delhi College of Engineering because he did not speak English. In 1997, during his third year Sharma started the website indiasite.net and sold it two years later for $1 million. In 2001, he started One97 Communications which offered mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 now is Paytm’s parent company. Paytm was founded and incubated by One97 communications in 2010 as a prepaid mobile recharge website. Paytm is an acronym for “Pay through Mobile” with android, windows and iOS apps.

Prior to founding One97 Communications, Mr. Sharma played key roles in a number of organizations such as Riverrun Software Services Group Limited, Inter Solutions Software Private Limited, Startec Global Communications Limited, focusing on the design and development of various products and applications for the technology, media, and telecom industries

Vijay Shekhar Sharma owns a company whose current value is a little over $3 billion in the market in 2016, a dream dreamt when he was struggling to make ends meet with Rs 10 in pocket. But he tasted victory the hard way. Nothing came easy for him. Life tested him right from the beginning of his journey to become one of the most influential people in the business world today.

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Armita Rout

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