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Abirath EV

Vijay Shekhar Sharma: About Founder & Ceo Of Paytm

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Chairman, Managing Director, and CEO of One97 Communications and its consumer brand Paytm.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma was born on July 8, 1973, into a poor family in a small village near Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

He was born to Sulom Prakash and Asha Sharma. His father is a schoolteacher, his mother is a homemaker, and he has three siblings.

He is currently married to Mridula Parashar, and the lovely couple has a child together named Vivaan Sharma.

He was a child prodigy who started college at 15 and graduated with a B.Tech. from the Delhi College of Engineering at the age of 19.

In 2000, Vijay created One97 Communications, which owns Paytm. One97 is a top Indian unicorn as of June 2021. As of now, he is the founder of Paytm.

Paytm was created in 2010, and Warren Buffett invested roughly $300 million in the company in 2018.     

As previously stated, he is the founder of Paytm. Vijay's net worth increased to $2.6 billion, which is equivalent to Rs 18,000 crore.

Therefore, he was positioned at the 877th position among the 2,153 international billionaires. This happened despite the company Paytm was supposed to suffer a loss of Rs 3,393 crore.