Vijay Sharma, Founder & CEO of PayTM

The Untold Story of India’s Youngest Billionaire

Sangram Kakad
1 min readMay 5, 2018

Forbes Billionaires List for 2017 is out and for the first time in history, India has over 100 Billionaires, my favorite being Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm, who is also the youngest Indian Billionaire now. Building a business of $6 Billion in less than 7 years might look like a big stroke of luck to many, but if you look closely, it isn’t. Sharma’s story is rather a heroic tale of sheer perseverance and faith in ones big dreams. Sharma has been through the days where he walked 14 kms a day, just to save Rs 14, so that he can afford to have a meal the next day.

At one time, he was so badly in need of cash, that he sold 40% stake in company for just Rs 8 lakhs. Sharma has not started just another startup, but disrupted an entire industry.

Sharma, is the perfect icon for the struggle and success of an Indian entrepreneur! Take a bow!

Best wishes,
Sangram Kakad.

PS- Next time someone talks about ‘Sharma ji ka beta’, you know who he is.