Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder of the mobile payment company, Paytm and also among the top entrepreneur’s of India. He was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and cites Masayoshi Son of SoftBank and Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder as his inspiration.
Vijay had started his first website while he was in college in 1997 by the domain name of indiasite.net which got sold for $1 million 2 years later.
He had done his under-graduation from DCE or the Delhi College of Engineering at an early age of 19.
His career started with starting of One97 Communications in 2000 which offered mobile contents and is also the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010.
In 2017, He was featured by Forbes in World Billionaire’s List where he acquired 1567th rank and also became the youngest man to be featured on the list.
His dream is to build India’s first $100 Bn firm, a company that makes the nation proud.
- India Today magazine ranked him #18th in India’s 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list.
- Vijay Shekhar Sharma named to the 2017 Time 100 List of Most Influential People in the World.
- Vijay Shekhar Sharma wins Forbes Top 40 Under 40 Award.
- Vijay Shekhar Sharma recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year at The Entrepreneur’s Moneytech Awards 2017.
- Honoris Causa Doctorate of Sciences (D.Sc.) Degree, Amity University Gurgaon, 2016.
About Paytm :-
Paytm is India’s largest mobile payments and commerce platform. Paytm is the consumer brand of India’s leading mobile internet company One97 Communications. One97’s investors include SoftBank, SAIF Partners, Alibaba Group, Ant Financial (Alipay) and Mediatek. In a short span of time, they have scaled to over 250 Mn registered users.
The Company’s name stands for “Payment Through Mobile”. The company has around 3 million offline merchants across India and also employs over 13,000 employees as of January’17. Not only that, it also operates the Paytm payment gateway and the Paytm wallet.
Awards won by Paytm in 2017 till now:-
- Wins Diamond SABRE Award in Company Of The Year at SABRE Awards 2017
- Wins Diamond SABRE Award in Superi.or Achievement In Reputation Management at SABRE Awards 2017.
- Wins Gold SABRE Award in Financial Professional Services at SABRE Awards 2017.
- Wins Best Digital Wallet award at the 11th IAMAI India Digital Summit.
- Wins Best Consumer Mobile Service award at the 11th IAMAI India Digital Summit.
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