Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian entrepreneur and founder of Paytm.[1] Sharma was born in Aligarh, UP in a modest family. Sharma cites Alibaba's founder Jack Ma and Masayoshi Son of Softbank as his inspirations. In December 2015, Sharma criticised Facebook's Free Basics initiative in India, as being against the principle of net neutrality. He faced difficulty in his studies at Delhi College of Engineering because he did not speak English[citation needed]. In 1997, while in college Sharma started the website indiasite.net and sold it two years later for $1 million. In 2005, he started One97 Communications which offered mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 now is Paytm’s parent company.[5] He started college at 15 and runs a billion dollar company at age 37 now.


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