Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder and CEO of Paytm, an Indian multinational financial technology company which specializes in digital payments and financial services. Paytm comes under the One97 Communications and it was founded in the year 2010. As of April 2022, Vijay Shekhar Sharma has $ 1.2 billion net worth, according to Forbes.
In the beginning of his career, Vijay worked hard and started a website known as indiasite.net which he sold after 2 years. In the year 200 he started One97 Communications which provides mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtone, jokes and exam results and many more. After Vijay’ s effort and hard work he founded Paytm in August 2010 and in the beginning, it was a prepaid mobile and DTH recharge platform.
Later Paytm include data card, Post-paid mobile and landline bill payments. In the year 2014, the company launched the Paytm Wallet which was added by Indian Railways and Uber as a payment option. Under the guidance of Sharma, Paytm started growing more and in the year 2021, it went public raising $ 2.5 billion at a valuation of $ 19 billion which named it India’s largest initial public offering of that time. Vijay also invests for supporting tech start-ups.
Vijay is honoured with many awards, and in the year 2016, he got the Yash Bharati award. The Economic Time named him as the ET Entrepreneur for the year 2016. Vijay was named as the youngest Indian billionaire by the Forbes magazine. In the year 2022, the ICANN supported Universal Acceptance Steering Group appointed him as the UA Ambassador in India.
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Vijay Shekhar Sharma was born on 15 July 1978 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his schooling from Harduaganj and earned B. Tech degree from Delhi College of Engineering. Vijay got married to Mridula Parashar Sharma and they have one child.